Canada men's national ice hockey team

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Canada
Maple Leaf (Pantone).svg
Nickname(s)Team Canada
(Équipe Canada)
Association Hockey Canada
Head coach André Tourigny
Assistants Troy Ryan
D. J. Smith
Alex Tanguay
Captain Tyler Toffoli
Most games Brad Schlegel (304)
Top scorer Brad Schlegel
Most points Cliff Ronning (156)
Team coloursRed, black, white [1]
   
IIHF codeCAN
Canada national ice hockey team jerseys 2022 IHWC.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 1 Increase2.svg 1 (28 May 2023) [2]
Highest IIHF1 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF5 (first in 2012)
First international
Canada  Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg 8–1 Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland
(Les Avants, Switzerland; January 10, 1910)
Biggest win
Canada  Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg 47–0 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
(Stockholm, Sweden; February 12, 1949)
Biggest defeat
Soviet Union  Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 11–1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
(Vienna, Austria; April 24, 1977)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances76 (first in 1920 )
Best resultGold medal world centered-2.svg Gold: 28 (1920, 1924, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2015, 2016, 2021, 2023)
Canada Cup / World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1976 )
Best result Simple gold cup.svg Winner: 6 (1976, 1984, 1987, 1991, 2004, 2016)
Olympics
Appearances23 (first in 1920 )
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold: 9 (1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1948, 1952, 2002, 2010, 2014)
Silver medal.svg Silver: 4 (1936, 1960, 1992, 1994)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 3 (1956, 1968, 2018)
International record (W–L–T)
1237–425–132
Canada men's national ice hockey team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1920 Antwerp Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1924 Chamonix Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1928 St. Moritz Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1932 Lake Placid Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1948 St. Moritz Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1952 Oslo Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2002 Salt Lake City Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2010 Vancouver Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2014 Sochi Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1960 Squaw Valley Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1992 Albertville Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1994 Lillehammer Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1968 Grenoble Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2018 Pyeongchang Team
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1920 Belgium Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1924 France Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1928 Switzerland Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1930 Austria/France/Germany
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1931 Poland
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1932 United States Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1934 Italy
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1935 Switzerland
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1937 Great Britain
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1938 Czechoslovakia
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1939 Switzerland
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1948 Switzerland Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1950 Great Britain
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1951 France
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1952 Norway Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1955 West Germany
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1958 Norway
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1959 Czechoslovakia
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1961 Switzerland
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1994 Italy
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1997 Finland
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2003 Finland
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2004 Czech Republic
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2007 Russia
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2015 Czech Republic
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2016 Russia
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2021 Latvia
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2023 Finland/Latvia
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1933 Czechoslovakia
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1936 Germany Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1949 Sweden
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1954 Sweden
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1960 United States Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1962 United States
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1985 Czechoslovakia
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1989 Sweden
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1991 Finland
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1996 Austria
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2005 Austria
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Canada
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2009 Switzerland
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2017 Germany/France
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2019 Slovakia
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2022 Finland
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1956 Italy Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1966 Yugoslavia
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1967 Austria
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1968 France Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1978 Czechoslovakia
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1982 Finland
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1983 West Germany
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1986 Soviet Union
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1995 Sweden
Canada Cup / World Cup
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1976 Montreal
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1984 Edmonton
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1987 Hamilton
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1991 Hamilton
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2004 Toronto
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2016 Toronto
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1981 Montreal
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1996 Montreal
Winter Universiade
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1981 Jaca Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1991 Sapporo Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2007 Turin Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2013 Trentino Team
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2023 Lake Placid Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1972 Lake Placid Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2001 Zakopane Team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2009 Harbin Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1968 Innsbruck Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1987 Štrbské Pleso Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1997 Muju-Jeonju Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1999 Poprad-Tatry Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2003 Tarvisio Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2011 Erzurum Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2015 Granada-Štrbské Pleso Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2017 Almaty Team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2019 Krasnoyarsk Team

The Canada men's national ice hockey team (popularly known as Team Canada; French : Équipe Canada) is the ice hockey team representing Canada internationally. The team is overseen by Hockey Canada, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. From 1920 until 1963, Canada's international representation was by senior amateur club teams. Canada's national men's team was founded in 1963 by Father David Bauer as a part of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, playing out of the University of British Columbia. [3] The nickname "Team Canada" was first used for the 1972 Summit Series and has been frequently used to refer to both the Canadian national men's and women's teams ever since.

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Canada is the leading national ice hockey team in international play, having won the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union, a record four Canada Cups dating back to 1976, a record two World Cups of Hockey, a record nine Olympic gold medals, and a record 28 World Championship titles.

Canada is one of the most successful national ice hockey teams in the world and a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Russia, the United States, Sweden, Finland, and the Czech Republic. [4]

History

Hockey is Canada's national winter sport, [5] and Canadians are extremely passionate about the game. Canada was first represented internationally at the 1910 European Championships by the Oxford Canadians, a team of Canadians from the University of Oxford. They represented Canada again at the 1912 World Championships.

From 1920 until 1963, the senior amateur club teams representing Canada, were usually the most recent Allan Cup champions. The last amateur club team from Canada to win a gold medal at the World Championship was the Trail Smoke Eaters in 1961. The responsibility of choosing which team represented Canada belonged to Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) secretary-manager; George Dudley from 1947 to 1960, and Gordon Juckes from 1960 to 1963. [6]

Following the 1963 World Championships, Father David Bauer founded the national team as a permanent institution. The new permanent national team first competed in ice hockey at the 1964 Winter Olympics. His philosophy was to simply win the games against the weaker countries instead of running up the score. [7] Canada, Czechoslovakia and Sweden finished with identical records of five wins and two losses. Canada thought they had won the bronze medal based on the goal differential in the three games among the tied countries. When they attended the presentation of the Olympic medals, they were disappointed to learn they had finished in fourth place based on goal differential of all seven games played. The players and CAHA president Art Potter accused that International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) president Bunny Ahearne, made a last-minute decision to change the rules and take away a medal from Canada. [8] Marshall Johnston summarized the team's feeling that, "The shepherd and his flock had been fleeced". [7] [9]

Before the Soviet Union began international competition in 1954, Canada dominated international hockey, winning six out of seven golds at the Olympics and 10 World Championship gold medals. Canada then went 50 years without winning the Winter Olympic Gold medal and from 1962 to 1993, didn't win any World Championships. This was in part because Canada's best professional players were unable to attend these events as they had commitments with their National Hockey League teams.

Canada was awarded hosting duties of the 1970 Ice Hockey World Championships with the limited use of former professionals. The IIHF later reversed the permission after International Olympic Committee president Avery Brundage objected to professionals at an amateur event. CAHA president Earl Dawson withdrew the national team from international competitions against European hockey teams until Canada was allowed to use its best players. [10]

Canada returned to the IIHF in 1977 after a series of negotiations between IIHF President Dr. Sabetzki and top officials of professional ice hockey in Canada and the United States. As a result, professionals are allowed to compete at the World Championship and the tournament is scheduled later in the year to ensure more players are available from among the NHL teams eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. In return, a competition for the "Canada Cup" was to be played every four years on North American territory with the participation of Canada, the United States, and the four strongest European national teams, including professionals.[ citation needed ]

In 1983, Hockey Canada began the "Program of Excellence", whose purpose was to prepare a team for the Winter Olympics every four years. This new National Team played a full season together all over the world against both national and club teams, and often attracted top NHL prospects. In 1986, the International Olympic Committee voted to allow professional athletes to compete in Olympic Games, starting in 1988. [11] Veteran pros with NHL experience and, in a few cases, current NHLers who were holding out in contract disputes joined the team. This program was discontinued in 1998, when the NHL began shutting down to allow its players to compete.

After not winning a gold medal for 33 years, Canada won the 1994 World Championship in Italy. Since that time, they have won in 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2015, 2016, 2021 and 2023. Canada captured its first Olympic gold medal in 50 years at Salt Lake City 2002. At Vancouver 2010, Canada won the gold medal with a 3–2 win against the United States in the final. Sidney Crosby's overtime goal secured Canada the final gold medal awarded at the Games. [12] At the 2012 World Championship in Finland and Sweden, Ryan Murray became the first draft eligible prospect to represent Canada at the Ice Hockey World Championship.

Canada successfully defended gold at Sochi 2014, becoming the first men's team to do so since the Soviet Union in 1988, the first to finish the tournament undefeated since 1984 and the first to do both with a full NHL participation. Their relentless offensive pressure and stifling defence has earned the 2014 squad praise as perhaps the best, most complete Team Canada ever assembled. [13] Drew Doughty and Shea Weber led the team in scoring, while Jonathan Toews scored the gold medal-winning goal in the first period of a 3–0 win over Sweden in the final. The architect behind the 2010 and 2014 teams, Steve Yzerman, immediately stepped down as general manager following the win. [14]

Led by general manager Jim Nill, head coach Todd McLellan, and the late addition of captain Sidney Crosby, Canada won the 2015 IIHF World Championship in dominating fashion over Russia, their first win at the Worlds since 2007. By winning all 10 of their games in regulation, Hockey Canada was awarded a 1 million Swiss franc bonus prize in the first year of its existence. [15] Canada scored 66 goals in their 10 games and had the top three scorers of the tournament: Jason Spezza, Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall. Tyler Seguin also led the championship with nine goals. The win secured Canada's return to number one on the IIHF world rankings for the first time since 2010. [16]

At the 2021 IIHF World Championship, following a cancelled 2020 tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada returned to the competition with a roster weaker than most years, featuring rare inclusions of draft prospects and other non-NHL prospects. The team lost three games in regulation to start the tournament, the first Canadian team in Worlds history to do so, [17] and needed 10 points over the final four round robin games to make the playoff round. Winning the tiebreaker over Kazakhstan, Canada qualified for the playoff round as the lowest seed and managed wins over Russia and the United States before playing Finland for a rematch of the 2019 final in the gold medal game. Nick Paul's goal won the game for Canada in overtime, despite the Finns having either led or been tied the entire game, capping off a most unlikely Canadian IIHF men's gold.

List of teams representing Canada from 1920 to 1963

EventTeamHometown
1920 Summer Olympics Winnipeg Falcons Winnipeg, Manitoba
1924 Winter Olympics Toronto Granites Toronto, Ontario
1928 Winter Olympics University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario
1930 World Championships Toronto CCMs Toronto, Ontario
1931 World Championships University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba
1932 Winter Olympics Winnipeg Hockey Club Winnipeg, Manitoba
1933 World Championships Toronto National Sea Fleas Toronto, Ontario
1934 World Championships Saskatoon Quakers Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1935 World Championships Winnipeg Monarchs Winnipeg, Manitoba
1936 Winter Olympics Port Arthur Bearcats Port Arthur, Ontario
1937 World Championships Kimberley Dynamiters Kimberley, British Columbia
1938 World Championships Sudbury Wolves Sudbury, Ontario
1939 World Championships Trail Smoke Eaters Trail, British Columbia
World Championships not held from 1940 to 1946 due to World War II.
1947 World Championships did not participate
1948 Winter Olympics Ottawa RCAF Flyers CFB Ottawa, Ontario
1949 World Championships Sudbury Wolves Sudbury, Ontario
1950 World Championships Edmonton Mercurys Edmonton, Alberta
1951 World Championships Lethbridge Maple Leafs Lethbridge, Alberta
1952 Winter Olympics Edmonton Mercurys Edmonton, Alberta
1953 World Championships did not participate
1954 World Championships East York Lyndhursts East York, Ontario
1955 World Championships Penticton Vees Penticton, British Columbia
1956 Winter Olympics Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen KitchenerWaterloo, Ontario
1957 World Championships did not participate
1958 World Championships Whitby Dunlops Whitby, Ontario
1959 World Championships Belleville McFarlands Belleville, Ontario
1960 Winter Olympics Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen KitchenerWaterloo, Ontario
1961 World Championships Trail Smoke Eaters Trail, British Columbia
1962 World Championships Galt Terriers Galt, Ontario
1963 World Championships Trail Smoke Eaters Trail, British Columbia

Competition achievements

Olympic Games

All Olympic ice hockey tournaments between 1920 and 1968 also counted as World Championships. [18]

GamesRepresentativeGPWLTGFGACoachManager/GMCaptainFinishRef.
1920 Antwerp Winnipeg Falcons 3300211 Gordon Sigurjonsson H. A. Axford Frank Fredrickson Gold medal icon.svg Gold [19]
1924 Chamonix Toronto Granites 55001103 Frank Rankin William Hewitt Dunc Munro Gold medal icon.svg Gold [20]
1928 St. Moritz University of Toronto Grads 3300380 Conn Smythe William Hewitt John Porter Gold medal icon.svg Gold [21]
1932 Lake Placid Winnipeg Hockey Club 6501324 Jack Hughes Lou Marsh William Cockburn Gold medal icon.svg Gold [22]
1936 Garmisch-
Partenkirchen
Port Arthur Bearcats 8710547 Al Pudas Malcolm Cochrane Herman Murray Silver medal icon.svg Silver [23]
1948 St. Moritz Ottawa RCAF Flyers 8701695 Frank Boucher Sandy Watson George Mara Gold medal icon.svg Gold [24]
1952 Oslo Edmonton Mercurys 87017114 Lou Holmes Jim Christianson Billy Dawe Gold medal icon.svg Gold [25]
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen 86205312 Bobby Bauer Ernie Goman Jack McKenzie Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze [26]
1960 Squaw Valley Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen 76105515 Bobby Bauer Ernie Goman Harry Sinden Silver medal icon.svg Silver [27]
1964 Innsbruck National team program75203217 David Bauer Bob Hindmarch Hank Akervall 4th [28]
1968 Grenoble National team program75202815 Jackie McLeod David Bauer Marshall Johnston Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze [29]
1972 Sapporo did not participate
1976 Innsbruck
1980 Lake Placid National team program63302918 Clare Drake Rick Noonan Randy Gregg 6th [30]
1984 Sarajevo National team program74302416 Dave King Dave King Dave Tippett 4th [31]
1988 Calgary National team program85213121 Dave King Dave King Trent Yawney 4th [32]
1992 Albertville National team program86203717 Dave King Dave King Brad Schlegel Silver medal icon.svg Silver [33]
1994 Lillehammer National team program85212719 Tom Renney George Kingston Fabian Joseph Silver medal icon.svg Silver [34]
1998 Nagano  6420198 Marc Crawford Bobby Clarke Eric Lindros [35] 4th [36]
2002 Salt Lake City  64112214 Pat Quinn Wayne Gretzky Mario Lemieux Gold medal icon.svg Gold
2006 Turin  63301511 Pat Quinn Wayne Gretzky Joe Sakic 7th
2010 Vancouver  7613214 Mike Babcock Steve Yzerman Scott Niedermayer Gold medal icon.svg Gold [37]
2014 Sochi  660173 Mike Babcock Steve Yzerman Sidney Crosby Gold medal icon.svg Gold
2018 Pyeongchang National team program6422112 Willie Desjardins Sean Burke Chris Kelly Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze
2022 Beijing National team program532199 Claude Julien Shane Doan Eric Staal 6th

World Championships

All Olympic ice hockey tournaments between 1920 and 1968 also counted as World Championships. [18] World Championships were not held from 1940 to 1946 during World War II and during the Winter Olympic years of 1980, 1984 or 1988. [18] The 2020 tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [38]

YearLocationResult
1920 Antwerp, BelgiumGold
1924 Chamonix, FranceGold
1928 St. Moritz, SwitzerlandGold
1930 Chamonix, France / Berlin, Germany / Vienna, AustriaGold
1931 Krynica, PolandGold
1932 Lake Placid, New York, United StatesGold
1933 Prague, CzechoslovakiaSilver
1934 Milan, ItalyGold
1935 Davos, SwitzerlandGold
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GermanySilver
1937 London, United KingdomGold
1938 Prague, CzechoslovakiaGold
1939 Zürich / Basel, SwitzerlandGold
World Championships not held from 1940 to 1946 due to World War II.
Canada did not participate in 1947.
1948 St. Moritz, SwitzerlandGold
1949 Stockholm, SwedenSilver
1950 London, United KingdomGold
1951 Paris, FranceGold
1952 Oslo, NorwayGold
Canada did not participate in 1953.
1954 Stockholm, SwedenSilver
1955 Krefeld / Dortmund / Cologne, West GermanyGold
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo, ItalyBronze
Canada did not participate in 1957.
1958 Oslo, NorwayGold
1959 Prague / Bratislava, CzechoslovakiaGold
1960 Squaw Valley, California, United StatesSilver
1961 Geneva / Lausanne, SwitzerlandGold
1962 Colorado Springs / Denver, Colorado, United StatesSilver
1963 Stockholm, Sweden4th place
1964 Innsbruck, Austria4th place
1965 Tampere, Finland4th place
1966 Ljubljana, YugoslaviaBronze
1967 Vienna, AustriaBronze
1968 Grenoble, FranceBronze
1969 Stockholm, Sweden4th place
Canada did not participate in IIHF events from 1970 to 1976.
1977 Vienna, Austria4th place
1978 Prague, CzechoslovakiaBronze
1979 Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union4th place
1981 Gothenburg / Stockholm, Sweden4th place
1982 Helsinki / Tampere, FinlandBronze
1983 Düsseldorf / Dortmund / Munich, West GermanyBronze
1985 Prague, CzechoslovakiaSilver
1986 Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet UnionBronze
1987 Vienna, Austria4th place
1989 Stockholm / Södertälje, SwedenSilver
1990 Bern / Fribourg, Switzerland4th place
1991 Turku / Helsinki / Tampere, FinlandSilver
1992 Prague / Bratislava, Czechoslovakia8th place
1993 Dortmund / Munich, Germany4th place
1994 Bolzano / Canazei / Milan, ItalyGold
1995 Stockholm / Gävle, SwedenBronze
1996 Vienna, AustriaSilver
1997 Helsinki / Turku / Tampere, FinlandGold
1998 Zürich / Basel, Switzerland6th place
1999 Oslo / Lillehammer / Hamar, Norway4th place
2000 Saint Petersburg, Russia4th place
2001 Cologne / Hanover / Nuremberg, Germany5th place
2002 Gothenburg / Karlstad / Jönköping, Sweden6th place
2003 Helsinki / Tampere / Turku, FinlandGold
2004 Prague / Ostrava, Czech RepublicGold
2005 Innsbruck / Vienna, AustriaSilver
2006 Riga, Latvia4th place
2007 Moscow / Mytishchi, RussiaGold
2008 Quebec City / Halifax, Quebec, CanadaSilver
2009 Bern / Kloten, SwitzerlandSilver
2010 Cologne / Mannheim / Gelsenkirchen, Germany7th place
2011 Bratislava / Košice, Slovakia5th place
2012 Helsinki, Finland / Stockholm, Sweden5th place
2013 Stockholm, Sweden / Helsinki, Finland5th place
2014 Minsk, Belarus5th place
2015 Prague / Ostrava, Czech RepublicGold
2016 Moscow / Saint Petersburg, RussiaGold
2017 Cologne, Germany / Paris, FranceSilver
2018 Copenhagen / Herning, Denmark4th place
2019 Bratislava / Košice, SlovakiaSilver
2021 Riga, LatviaGold
2022 Tampere / Helsinki, FinlandSilver
2023 Tampere, Finland / Riga, LatviaGold

Canada Cup / World Cup of Hockey

Summit Series

Spengler Cup

In the Spengler Cup, Team Canada competes against European club teams, such as HC Davos who host the tournament every year in Eisstadion Davos. Canada used to be represented by the standing national team at this event, but is now usually made up of Canadians playing in European leagues or the American Hockey League. In 2019, Team Canada won its 16th Spengler Cup, passing the host team HC Davos (last win in 2011) for the most titles.

ResultsYears
Winners1984, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Runners-up1985, 1988, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2018
Third place1989, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009

Team

Current roster

Roster for the 2023 IIHF World Championship. [39] [40]

Head coach: André Tourigny

No.Pos.NameHeightWeightBirthdateTeam
5D Jacob Middleton 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)99 kg (218 lb)2 January 1996 (age 28) Flag of the United States.svg Minnesota Wild
7D Pierre-Olivier Joseph 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)84 kg (185 lb)1 July 1999 (age 24) Flag of the United States.svg Pittsburgh Penguins
8F Cody Glass 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)88 kg (194 lb)1 April 1999 (age 24) Flag of the United States.svg Nashville Predators
11F Jack McBain 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)96 kg (212 lb)6 January 2000 (age 24) Flag of the United States.svg Arizona Coyotes
17F Milan Lucic 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)105 kg (231 lb)7 June 1988 (age 35) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Calgary Flames
19F Peyton Krebs 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)84 kg (185 lb)26 January 2001 (age 23) Flag of the United States.svg Buffalo Sabres
20D Justin Barron 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)91 kg (201 lb)15 November 2001 (age 22) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Montreal Canadiens
21F Scott Laughton 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)86 kg (190 lb)30 May 1994 (age 29) Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia Flyers
22F Jack Quinn 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)80 kg (180 lb)19 September 2001 (age 22) Flag of the United States.svg Buffalo Sabres
27G Devon Levi 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)84 kg (185 lb)27 December 2001 (age 22) Flag of the United States.svg Buffalo Sabres
30G Joel Hofer 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)78 kg (172 lb)30 July 2000 (age 23) Flag of the United States.svg St. Louis Blues
35G Sam Montembeault 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)90 kg (200 lb)30 October 1996 (age 27) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Montreal Canadiens
52D MacKenzie Weegar A 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)91 kg (201 lb)7 January 1994 (age 30) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Calgary Flames
53F Michael Carcone 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)77 kg (170 lb)19 May 1996 (age 27) Flag of the United States.svg Tucson Roadrunners
57D Tyler Myers 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)104 kg (229 lb)1 February 1990 (age 34) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver Canucks
63F Jake Neighbours 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)91 kg (201 lb)29 March 2002 (age 21) Flag of the United States.svg St. Louis Blues
67F Lawson Crouse A 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)98 kg (216 lb)23 June 1997 (age 26) Flag of the United States.svg Arizona Coyotes
73F Tyler Toffoli C 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)89 kg (196 lb)24 April 1992 (age 31) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Calgary Flames
74D Ethan Bear 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)89 kg (196 lb)26 June 1997 (age 26) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver Canucks
77D Brad Hunt 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)80 kg (180 lb)24 August 1988 (age 35) Flag of the United States.svg Colorado Avalanche
79F Samuel Blais 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)95 kg (209 lb)17 June 1996 (age 27) Flag of the United States.svg St. Louis Blues
90F Joe Veleno 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)93 kg (205 lb)13 January 2000 (age 24) Flag of the United States.svg Detroit Red Wings
91F Adam Fantilli 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)88 kg (194 lb)12 October 2004 (age 19) Flag of the United States.svg Michigan Wolverines

Select team roster

Roster for the 2023 Spengler Cup. [41]

Head coach: Bruce Boudreau

No.Pos.NameHeightWeightBirthdateTeam
1G Thomas Milic 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)81 kg (179 lb)14 April 2003 (age 20) Flag of the United States.svg Norfolk Admirals
3D Dillon Heatherington 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)98 kg (216 lb)9 May 1995 (age 28) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Belleville Senators
4F Jonathan Hazen 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)85 kg (187 lb)18 June 1990 (age 33) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg HC Ajoie
8D Jordie Benn C 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)89 kg (196 lb)26 July 1987 (age 36) Flag of Sweden.svg Brynäs IF
9F Michael Joly 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)79 kg (174 lb)5 May 1995 (age 28) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg HC Lugano
13F Massimo Rizzo 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)79 kg (174 lb)13 June 2001 (age 22) Flag of the United States.svg University of Denver
16D Joey LaLeggia 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)84 kg (185 lb)24 June 1992 (age 31) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg HC Lugano
19F Corban Knight 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)86 kg (190 lb)10 September 1990 (age 33) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg SC Bern
21F Jonathan Ang 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)75 kg (165 lb)31 January 1998 (age 26) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg EHC Kloten
24D Ty Smith 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)81 kg (179 lb)24 March 2000 (age 23) Flag of the United States.svg Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
26D Thomas Schemitsch 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)93 kg (205 lb)26 October 1996 (age 27)Unattached
27F Derek Grant A 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)95 kg (209 lb)20 April 1990 (age 33) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg ZSC Lions
28D Nathan Beaulieu A 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)91 kg (201 lb)5 December 1992 (age 31) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg EHC Kloten
30G Aaron Dell 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)91 kg (201 lb)4 May 1989 (age 34)Unattached
34G Tyler Beskorowany 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)96 kg (212 lb)28 April 1990 (age 33) Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Belfast Giants
37D Zac Leslie 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)77 kg (170 lb)31 January 1994 (age 30) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
38F Guillaume Asselin 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)88 kg (194 lb)9 September 1992 (age 31) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg HC Ajoie
71F John Quenneville 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)88 kg (194 lb)16 April 1996 (age 27) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg HC Lugano
74D Nicolas Beaudin 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)76 kg (168 lb)7 October 1999 (age 24) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Laval Rocket
77F Colton Sceviour 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)86 kg (190 lb)20 April 1989 (age 34) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg SC Bern
85D Éric Gélinas 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)93 kg (205 lb)8 May 1991 (age 32) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg HC Ajoie
86F Josh Jooris A 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)89 kg (196 lb)14 July 1990 (age 33) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Genève-Servette HC
88F Chris DiDomenico A 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)83 kg (183 lb)20 February 1989 (age 34) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg HC Fribourg-Gottéron
91F Tyler Morley 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)81 kg (179 lb)19 December 1991 (age 32) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg EHC Kloten
96F Daniel Audette 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)75 kg (165 lb)6 May 1996 (age 27) Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg HC Ajoie

Coaches

List of coaches of the Canada men's national ice hockey team.

Olympics
  1. Gordon Sigurjonsson, 1920
  2. Frank Rankin, 1924
  3. Conn Smythe, 1928
  4. Jack Hughes, 1932
  5. Al Pudas, 1936
  6. Sgt. Frank Boucher, 1948
  7. Louis Holmes, 1952
  8. Bobby Bauer, 1956, 1960
  9. Father David Bauer, 1964
  10. Jackie McLeod, 1968
  11. Clare Drake, 1980
  12. Dave King, 1984, 1988, 1992
  13. Tom Renney, 1994
  14. Marc Crawford, 1998
  15. Pat Quinn, 2002, 2006
  16. Mike Babcock, 2010, 2014
  17. Willie Desjardins, 2018
  18. Claude Julien, 2022
Summit Series, Canada Cup, World Cup
  1. Harry Sinden, 1972 Summit Series
  2. Bill Harris, 1974 Summit Series
  3. Scotty Bowman, 1976, 1981 Canada Cups
  4. Glen Sather, 1984 Canada Cup, 1996 World Cup
  5. Mike Keenan, 1987, 1991 Canada Cups
  6. Pat Quinn, 2004 World Cup
  7. Mike Babcock, 2016 World Cup
World Championships
  1. Les Allen, 1930
  2. Blake Wilson, 1931
  3. Harold Ballard, 1933
  4. Johnny Walker, 1934
  5. Scotty Oliver, 1935
  6. John Achtzener, 1937
  7. Max Silverman, 1938, 1949
  8. Elmer Piper, 1939
  9. Jimmy Graham, 1950
  10. Dick Gray, 1951
  11. Greg Currie, 1954
  12. Grant Warwick, 1955
  13. Sid Smith, 1958
  14. Ike Hildebrand, 1959
  15. Bobby Kromm, 1961, 1963
  16. Lloyd Roubell, 1962
  17. Gord Simpson, 1965
  18. Jackie McLeod, 1966, 1967, 1969
  19. Johnny Wilson, 1977
  20. Harry Howell, 1978
  21. Marshall Johnston, 1979
  22. Don Cherry, 1981
  23. Red Berenson, 1982
  24. Dave King, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
  25. Doug Carpenter, 1985
  26. Pat Quinn, 1986
  27. Mike Keenan, 1993
  28. George Kingston, 1994
  29. Tom Renney, 1995, 1996, 2000
  30. Andy Murray, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2007
  31. Mike Johnston, 1999
  32. Wayne Fleming, 2001, 2002
  33. Mike Babcock, 2004
  34. Marc Habscheid, 2005, 2006
  35. Ken Hitchcock, 2008, 2011
  36. Lindy Ruff, 2009, 2013
  37. Craig MacTavish, 2010
  38. Brent Sutter, 2012
  39. Dave Tippett, 2014
  40. Todd McLellan, 2015
  41. Bill Peters, 2016, 2018
  42. Jon Cooper, 2017
  43. Alain Vigneault, 2019
  44. Gerard Gallant, 2021
  45. Claude Julien, 2022
  46. André Tourigny, 2023

Uniform evolution

Notable jerseys

See also

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