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Friday, June 13, 2014

Olympic Gold And Stanley Cup In Same Year

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.