Thornton, Nash and Gagne Leading Canada in Scoring
MWC.011.05
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May 13, 2005
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Canada's line of Joe Thornton, Rick Nash and Simon Gagne are not only leading the 2005 World Championship in scoring leading into the gold medal game on Sunday, but the trio are 1-2-3 in event scoring.

Also, the three Canadian players are in the Canadian record books for most points in one World Championship, and have one game to go this year with tomorrow's gold medal game

Most points - one world championship, Team Canada since 1977:

20 - Steve Yzerman (1990)
17 - Eric Lindros (1993)
16 - Joe Thornton (2005) *
15 - Rick Nash (2005) *
      Pierre Lacrouche (1977)
14 - Brian Bellows (1989)
      Wayne Gretzky (1982)
      Simon Gagne (2005) *

Also, Canada's all-time record books have some updates for career statistics going into Sunday's gold medal game versus Czech Republic:

Most points, Team Canada, career at World Championships since 1977:
39 - Steve Yzerman
32 - Marcel Dionne
       Dany Heatley*
31 -Ryan Smyth*
28 - Paul Kariya
27 - Brian Bellows

Career goals, Team Canada, at World Championships, since 1977:
21 - Marcel Dionne
20 -Dany Heatley*
18 - Steve Yzerman
16 - Denis Maruk
16- Tony Tanti

not including gold medal game on Sunday, May 15, 2005

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

   
Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca
   
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