TRIVIA: THE TRIPLE GOLD CLUB

by Ron Spence
It’s an award that Brendan Shanahan has won – but not Mats Sundin.

There are 22 members of this group, recognized by IIHF.

What do you have to do – or accomplish – to be a member?

Name three former Canucks who are members.

Name five Canadians who are members – plus also members of an even more exclusive group of five – the unofficial “Quad Gold Club”. 

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You have to have played on a team that has won the IIHF World Championship, the Olympic Ice Hockey tournament, and the Stanley Cup. 

The three former Canucks are: 

Igor Larionov (b. Voskresensk, Soviet Union, December 3, 1960)

WS 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989 (Soviet Union)

OG 1984, 1988 (Soviet Union)

SC 1997, 1998, 2002 (Detroit Red Wings)

TGC member as of June 7, 1997, Stanley Cup win vs. Philadelphia

Alexander Mogilny (b. Khabarovsk, Soviet Union, February 18, 1969)

OG 1988 (Soviet Union)

WS 1989 (Soviet Union)

SC 2000 (New Jersey Devils)

TGC member as of June 10, 2000, Stanley Cup win vs. Dallas

Jiri Slegr (b. Jihlava, Czechoslovakia, May 30, 1971)

OG 1998 (Czech Republic)

SC 2002 (Detroit Red Wings)

WS 2005 (Czech Republic)

TGC member as of May 15, 2005, World Championship final win vs. Canada

 

The Canadians are:

Rob Blake (b. Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, December 10, 1969)

WS 1994, 1997 (Canada)

SC 2001 (Colorado Avalanche)

OG 2002 (Canada)

TGC member as of February 24, 2002, Olympic final win vs. United States

Joe Sakic (b. Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, July 7, 1969)

WS 1994 (Canada)

SC 1996, 2001 (Colorado Avalanche)

OG 2002 (Canada)

TGC member as of February 24, 2002, Olympic final win vs. United States

Brendan Shanahan (b. Mimico, Ontario, Canada, January 23, 1969)

WS 1994 (Canada)

SC 1997, 1998, 2002 (Detroit Red Wings)

OG 2002 (Canada)

TGC member as of February 24, 2002, Olympic final win vs. United States

Scott Niedermayer (b. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 31, 1973)

SC 1995, 2000, 2003 (New Jersey Devils), 2007 (Anaheim Ducks)

OG 2002 (Canada)

WS 2004 (Canada)

TGC member as of May 9, 2004, World Championship final win vs. Sweden

Chris Pronger (b. Dryden, Ontario, Canada, October 10, 1974)

WS 1997 (Canada)

OG 2002 (Canada)

SC 2007 (Anaheim Ducks)

TGC member as of June 6, 2007, Stanley Cup win vs. Ottawa

To be a member of the unofficial Quad Gold Club,”  you have to have played on a team that has won the IIHF World Championship, the Olympic Ice Hockey tournament, the Stanley Cup, and the Canada Cup/World Cup.

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