Hockey Gold Medals and the Stanley Cup

The Los Angeles Kings have now won the 2014 Stanley Cup. Prior to this there were 52 hockey players to have won an Olympic gold medal and had their names engraved on Lord Stanley’s Cup, but with the Kings victory, two more players will be added to this list – Drew Doughty, who played for Canada in 2010 and 2014,  and Mike Richards, who played for Canada in 2010 at Vancouver. In addition, Jeff Carter, who was already on the list from his 2014 Olympic gold and 2012 Stanley Cup (also with the Kings) gets his data updated slightly. Here is the list prior to 2014:

Athlete NOC OlyGold Stanley Cups
Patrice Bergeron CAN 2010-14 2011 Boston Bruins
Rob Blake CAN 2002 2001 Colorado Avalanche
Dan Boyle CAN 2010 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning
Martin Brodeur CAN 2002/10 1995/00/03 New Jersey Devils
Jeff Carter CAN 2014 2012 Los Angeles Kings
Sidney Crosby CAN 2010-14 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins
Slava Fetisov URS 1984-88 1998 Detroit Red Wings
Adam Foote CAN 2002 2001 Colorado Avalanche
Peter Forsberg SWE 1994 1996/01 Colorado Avalanche
Ryan Getzlaf CAN 2010-14 2007 Anaheim Ducks
Aleksey Gusarov URS 1988 1996 Colorado Avalanche
Dominik Hašek CZE 1998 2002/08 Detroit Red Wings
Milan Hejduk CZE 1998 2001 Colorado Avalanche
Tomas Holmström SWE 2006 2008 Detroit Red Wings
Jaromír Jágr CZE 1998 1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins
Tomas Jonsson SWE 1994 1982-83 New York Islanders
Valery Kamensky URS 1988 1996 Colorado Avalanche
Duncan Keith CAN 2010-14 2010 Chicago Blackhawks
Patric Kjellberg SWE 1994 1993 Montréal Canadiens
Aleksey Kovalyov EUN 1992 1994 New York Rangers
Niklas Kronwall SWE 2006 2008 Detroit Red Wings
Chris Kunitz CAN 2014 2007 Anaheim Ducks / 09 Pittsburgh Penguins
Igor Larionov URS 1984-88 1997-98/02 Detroit Red Wings
Nicklas Lidström SWE 2006 2008 Detroit Red Wings
Håkan Loob SWE 1994 1989 Calgary Flames
Vladimir Malakhov EUN 1992 2000 New Jersey Devils
Bert McCaffrey CAN 1924 1930 Montréal Canadiens
Dmitry Mironov EUN 1992 1998 Detroit Red Wings
Fredrik Modin SWE 2006 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning
Aleksandr Mogilny URS 1988 2000 New Jersey Devils
Ken Morrow USA 1980 1980-83 New York Islanders
Dunc Munro CAN 1924 1926 Montréal Maroons
Mats Näslund SWE 1994 1986 Montréal Canadiens
Scott Niedermayer CAN 2002/10 1995/00/03 New Jersey Devils / 07 Anaheim Ducks
Joe Nieuwendyk CAN 2002 1989 Calgary Flames / 99 Dallas Stars / 03 New Jersey Devils
Corey Perry CAN 2010-14 2007 Anaheim Ducks
Chris Pronger CAN 2002/10 2007 Anaheim Ducks
Joe Sakic CAN 2002 2001 Colorado Avalanche
Mikael Samuelsson SWE 2006 2008 Detroit Red Wings
Brent Seabrook CAN 2010 2010 Chicago Blackhawks
Brendan Shanahan CAN 2002 1998/02 Detroit Red Wings
Patrick Sharp CAN 2014 2010/13 Chicago Blackhawks
Jiří Šlégr CZE 1998 2002 Detroit Red Wings
Richard Šmehlík CZE 1998 2003 New Jersey Devils
Hooley Smith CAN 1924 1927 Ottawa Senators / 35 Montréal Maroons
Eric Staal CAN 2010 2006 Carolina Hurricanes
Petr Svoboda CZE 1998 1986 Montréal Canadiens
Jonathan Toews CAN 2010/14 2010 Chicago Blackhawks
Dave Trottier CAN 1928 1935 Montréal Maroons
Steve Yzerman CAN 2002 1998/02 Detroit Red Wings
Henrik Zetterberg SWE 2006 2008 Detroit Red Wings
Sergey Zubov EUN 1992 1994 New York Rangers / 98 Dallas Stars

It is even more unusual for a player to win a gold medal and play on the Stanley Cup champions in the same year. In fact, this has only happened 6 times previously. Here is the full list, adding Carter and Doughty to the list.

Athlete NOC OlyGold Stanley Cup
Ken Morrow USA 1980 1980 New York Islanders
Brendan Shanahan CAN 2002 2002 Detroit Red Wings
Steve Yzerman CAN 2002 2002 Detroit Red Wings
Duncan Keith CAN 2010 2010 Chicago Blackhawks
Brent Seabrook CAN 2010 2010 Chicago Blackhawks
Jonathan Toews CAN 2010 2010 Chicago Blackhawks
Jeff Carter CAN 2014 2014 Los Angeles Kings
Drew Doughty CAN 2014 2014 Los Angeles Kings

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