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I was thumbing through an old 1998 NHL Official Guide and Record Book and came across this little tidbit:

Igor Larionov and Slava Fetisov are the only players to win Olympic gold, IIHF World senior and junior championships, a Canada/World Cup title and a Stanley Cup.
With Canada winning the gold in Salt Lake a last year, has any Canadians joined this prestigious list?

Canada hasn't won too many IIHF senior championships over the last 15-20 years and many of those players that were on those teams played for teams who were regularily bounced from the playoffs.
 

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Regs,

After a strenuous search that has wasted a few hours, no Canadians players, or any other player from another country, can be included on this list.

Mario never won a IIHF World senior or junior championships.

Martin Brodeur hasn't won IIHF World senior and junior championships or Canada/World Cup title.

The only players that have come close are Theo Fleury and Steve Yzerman. Both have everything except the IIHF World senior championship. Both played on the 1989 team that won silver. Al MacInnis was one that I thought had a chance but he was never selected to play for the Canadian Junior team, if you can believe that!

Two players that should be on the list following the next Canada/World Cup Championship is Joe Sakic and Rob Blake. Add Paul Kariya to the list after he wins the Stanley Cup next year. :rolleyes:
 

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