Hockey Canada Network |
News
TSN Celebrates 40 Years of World Juniors With Team Canada's 40 Greatest Juniors, Who's Your Pick?
WJC.006.12
|
December 8, 2012
|
|

Who is the No. 1 player in Team Canada history at the IIHF World Junior Championship?

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the IIHF World Junior Championship, fans can visit TSN.ca to name their choice for the greatest Canadian World Juniors player of all time. With 100 candidates to choose from, fans can now profile all the players at TSN.ca and cast their vote on Twitter using the hashtag #vote followed by the player’s last name (for example, to vote for Jason Allison, fans would tweet #VoteAllison).  The Top 10 vote-getters as determined by the fans will be revealed exclusively online at TSN.ca prior to TSN’s coverage of the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.

TSN has polled 25 hockey experts to rank the top 40 Canadian players in World Junior history. Just who headlines this special group – along with the rest of the ranked players – will be revealed Wednesday, Dec. 19 during the TEAM CANADA’S 40 GREATEST JUNIORS special at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on TSN and TSN Mobile TV.

The panel of experts polled for TSN’s top 40 list include hockey broadcasters, writers, scouts, and executives that cover or are involved with the IIHF World Junior Championship. Among the leading candidates for the top 40 are the likes of goaltenders Manny Legace and Jimmy Waite, defencemen Ryan Ellis and Dion Phaneuf, and forwards Jason Allison, Jeff Carter, Jordan Eberle, Wayne Gretzky, Eric Lindros, Brayden Schenn, John Tavares, and Jonathan Toews.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF CANDIDATES

TEAM CANADA’S 40 GREATEST JUNIORS panel:

  • Sherry Bassin, Erie Otters general manager
  • Craig Button, TSN scout
  • Tim Bernhardt, Phoenix Coyotes scout
  • Ken Campbell, The Hockey News
  • David Conte, New Jersey Devils scout
  • Gregg Drinnan, Kamloops Daily News
  • James Duthie, TSN host
  • Sheldon Ferguson, Carolina Hurricanes scout
  • Ray Ferraro, TSN analyst
  • Paul Graham, TSN vice-president
  • Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun
  • Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun
  • Marc Lachapelle, Journal de Montréal (retired)
  • Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Stéphane Leroux, RDS host
  • Peter Loubardias, Shaw WHL play-by-play commentator
  • Blair Mackasey, Minnesota Wild scout
  • Pierre McGuire, NBC analyst
  • Bob McKenzie, TSN Insider
  • Gord Miller, TSN play-by-play commentator
  • Willy Palov, Halifax Chronicle-Herald
  • Brad Pascall, Hockey Canada vice-president
  • Andrew Podnieks, IIHF writer
  • Donna Spencer, Canadian Press
  • Ed Willes, Vancouver Province

For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

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

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 WU18C: CAN 3 - SWE 1
Apr 17, 2014
Virtanen scored twice to lead Canada to the tournament-opening win.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – USA 1
Mar 30, 2014
U18 women win gold.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 1 – RUS 0 (OT)
Mar 29, 2014
Canada edges Russia in overtime.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – CZE 0
Mar 26, 2014
Canadians shut out Czechs.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – FIN 0
Mar 24, 2014
U18 women blank Finland.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – JPN 1
Mar 23, 2014
Canada starts Worlds with win
2014 PARA: CAN 3 – NOR 0 (Bronze)
Mar 15, 2014
Billy Bridges scored a pair of goals to lead Canada to a Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: USA 3 – CAN 0 (Semifinal)
Mar 13, 2014
Corbin Watson made seven saves, but Canada will play for Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: CAN 1 – CZE 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 11, 2014
Westlake scored the lone goal to help Canada to a perfect preliminary round.
2014 PARA: CAN 4 – NOR 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 09, 2014
Adam Dixon scored twice to lead Canada to its second straight win in Sochi.
2014 PARA: CAN 10 – SWE 1 (Preliminary)
Mar 08, 2014
Gale, Dixon and Rempel had four points each to lead Canada to a win.
2010 OLYW: Flag Raising
Feb 10, 2010
Canada's National Women's Team taking part in the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: