Among the rarest of feats in hockey is to win an Olympic Gold Medal and the Stanley Cup in the same season. American Ken Morrow was the first to turn the trick, doing so in 1980. Since then, only eight players have added their names to this exclusive list.
|Year||Player||Olympic Team / NHL Team|
|1980||Ken Morrow||United States / New York Islanders|
|2002||Brendan Shanahan||Canada / Detroit Red Wings|
|Steve Yzerman||Canada / Detroit Red Wings|
|2010||Duncan Keith||Canada / Chicago Blackhawks|
|Brent Seabrook||Canada / Chicago Blackhawks|
|Jonathan Toews||Canada / Chicago Blackhawks|
|2014||Jeff Carter||Canada / Los Angeles Kings|
|Drew Doughty||Canada / Los Angeles Kings|
The unofficially dubbed "Big Double Club" consists of three defensemen and five forwards. Of the exclusive eight, there are seven Canadians, one American, and three Triple Gold Club cardholders (Shanahan, Yzerman, Toews). No goalies or coaches have yet to crack the club.
Aspiring Big Double Club members will have to wait until the Olympic Winter Games reconvene in South Korea in 2018 to rekindle their quest.
* See also The IIHF Triple Gold Club.