December 26, 2015

World Junior Hockey Championships Legends

What would World Junior Hockey Championships coverage be here at GreatestHockeyLegends.com without mention of the greatest players in tournament history. The following statistics are all provided by TSN.ca.

Career Goal Scoring Leaders
27 - Pavel Bure, USSR, 1989-91
25 - Vladimir Ruzicka, CZE, 1981-83
21 - Markus Naslund, SWE, 1992-93
18 - Petr Rosol, CZE, 1982-84
18 - Robert Reichel, CZE, 1988-90

Most Goals In One Tournament
13 - Markus Naslund, SWE. 1993 in Sweden
12 - Vladimir Ruzicka, CZE, 1983 in Leningrad
12 - Pavel Bure, USSR, 1991 in Canada

Career Assist Scoring Leaders
32 - Peter Forsberg, SWE, 1992-93
22 - Esa Keskinen, FIN, 1984-85
22 - Robert Reichel, CZE, 1988-90
19 - Eric Lindros CAN, 1990-92
18 - Raimo Helminen, FIN, 1982-83
18 - Esa Tikkanen, FIN, 1983-85

Most Assists In One Tournament
24 - Peter Forsberg, SWE, 1993 in Sweden
14 - Esa Kesinen, FIN, 1985 in Finland
14 - Doug Weight, USA, 1991 in Canada
13 - Raimo Helminen, FIN, 1984 in Sweden
13 - Jaromir Jagr, CZE, 1990 in Finland

Career Points Leaders
42 - Peter Forsberg, SWE (10 + 32), 1992-93
40 - Robert Reichel, CZE (18 + 22), 1988-90
39 - Pavel Bure, USSR (27 + 12), 1989-91
35 - Vladimir Ruzicka, CZE (25 + 10), 1981-83
35 - Esa Tikkanen, FIN (17 + 18), 1983-85
34 - Markus Naslund, SWE (21 + 13), 1992-93
32 - Esa Keskinen, FIN (10 + 22), 1984-85
31 - Eric Lindros, CAN (12 + 19), 1990-92
30 - Petr Rosol, CZE (18 + 12) 1982-84
30 - Alexander Mogilny USSR (16 + 14), 1988-89

Most Points In One Tournament
31 - Peter Forsberg, SWE (7 + 24), 1993 in Sweden
24 - Raimo Helminen, FIN (11 + 13), 1984 in Sweden
24 - Markus Naslund, SWE (13 + 11), 1993 in Sweden
21 - Robert Reichel, CZE (11 + 10), 1990 in Finland
20 - Vladimir Ruzicka, CZE (12 + 8), 1983 in Leningrad

Most Points By One Line In One Tournament
69 - Markus Naslund-Peter Forsberg-Niklas Sundstrom, SWE (30+39), 1993 in Sweden
52 - Esa Keskinen-Mikko Makela-Esa Tikkanen, FIN (24+28), 1985 in Finland
50 - Robert Reichel-Jaromir Jagr-Robert Holik, CZE (22+28), 1990 in Finland
47 - Esa Keskinen-Raimo Helminen-Esa Tikkanen, FIN (23+24), 1984 in Sweden
46 - Raimo Summanen-Petri Skriko-Risto Jalo, FIN (22+24), 1982 in USA
41 - Mike Modano-Jeremy Roenick-John Leclair, USA (20+21), 1989 in Anchorage

One thing you will undoubtedly have noticed is there are very few Canadians listed above. With all the success in and great importance placed upon the tournament, how can this be?

For the most part Canadian players tend to play in one, or if lucky two tournaments in their career. Canada has such depth that such turnover is a fact of life.

Here's a look at some Canadian records, again provided by TSN.ca:

Career Point Scoring Leaders
31 - Eric Lindros (12 goals, 19 assists), 1990-92
24 - Jason Allison (6 - 18), 1994-95
19 - Shayne Corson (9 - 10), 1985-86; Marty Murray (7 - 12), 1994-95

Most Points In One Tournament
18 - Dale McCourt (10 goals, 8 assists), 1977
17 - Eric Lindros (6 - 11), 1991; Wayne Gretzky (8 - 9), 1978
16 - John Anderson (11 - 5), 1977
15 - Marty Murray (6 - 9), 1995; Jason Allison (3 - 12), 1995
14 - Brian Bradley (9 - 5), 1985; Shayne Corson (7 - 7), 1986; Mike Moller (5 - 9), 1982; Joe Murphy (4 - 10), 1986

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