Perry moves into elite Triple Gold company

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 IIHF President Rene Fasel presents the Triple Gold Club pin to Canada's Corey Perry #24 following a 2-0 gold medal game win over Finland at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)
IIHF President Rene Fasel presents the Triple Gold Club pin to Canada’s Corey Perry #24 following a 2-0 gold medal game win over Finland at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)

 

May 22, 2016

After winning a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, Corey Perry was on Canada’s Olympic champion team in both 2010 and 2014.

Now that he has captained a World Championship gold, he is a member of the Triple Gold Club.

Stanley, Olympic, and World Champion.

Canada now has ten such members, followed by Sweden with nine, Russia six, and Czech Republic two.

Last year countryman Sidney Crosby was the 26th member after Canada’s win in Prague. Perry also won World Junior Championship gold in 2005 with Crosby.

The 31-year-old Perry was presented with his TGC pin by IIHF President Rene Fasel just moments after stepping off the ice with a gold medal around his neck.

 

At the other end of the scale, Canada’s Connor McDavid becomes the youngest player in history to win the U18 gold, U20 gold, and World Championship gold.