December 19, 2012
Kid Canada: Jordan Eberle
Who is the greatest Canadian player in World Junior Hockey Championships history?
At first thought, that would appear to be an almost impossible question to answer. After all, think of all the greats who have represented Canada at this prestigious tournament over the years. Wayne Gretzky. Mario Lemieux. Eric Lindros. Sidney Crosby. Jonathan Toews.
But when you give the question a bit more thought, and limit your analysis strictly to within the tourney the answer is obvious: Jordan Eberle.
Here's his resume as posted by TSN:
Eberle played for Team Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2009 and 2010, winning a gold and silver medal. In 2009, Eberle scored one of the most memorable goals in Canadian World Juniors history against Team Russia in the semifinal round. The following year, he was named tournament MVP and Best Forward.
Eberle is also Team Canada's all-time leading goal-scorer (14) and second in points (26) – five behind scoring leader Lindros, who represented Canada at the tournament in 1990, 1991, and 1992.
Here's the full story.
For what it is worth, I completely agree with Jordan Eberle as the top choice.