Ducks Olympic Notes
With gold medal winners in each of the last four Olympic Games (Kariya in 2002, Pahlsson in 2006, Niedermayer/Getzlaf/Perry in 2010, Getzlaf/Perry in 2014), the Ducks and the Vancouver Canucks are the only NHL teams to have gold medalists in the last four tournaments (2002-2014).
The Ducks and the Dallas Stars are the only NHL teams to have multiple medalists in EACH of the five Olympic tournaments involving NHL players (1998-2014).
Anaheim players have won 20 medals in the five Olympic Games involving NHL players, second only to the Detroit Red Wings (22). The complete list:
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES:
Ryan Getzlaf & Corey Perry each won their second consecutive gold medals with Team Canada. They are the first Ducks players to win multiple gold medals (while a member of the club). Getzlaf finished the tournament with 1-2=3 points, a +3 rating and won 35-of-61 faceoffs (57.4%). Perry recorded an assist with a +2 rating.
Jakob Silfverberg won a silver medal in his first Olympic Games playing for Team Sweden. Silfverberg played in all six games, recording one assist.
Teemu Selanne was named MVP of the tournament. He finished his Olympic career by scoring two goals, including the game-winner, yesterday vs. the U.S. in the bronze medal game. He led Finland to its fourth medal in the past five Olympic Winter Games. Selanne finished the tournament with 4-2=6 points, including two game-winning goals (also Feb. 19 vs. RUS) and a +3 rating in six games. A look at his career Olympic accomplishments:
MOST POINTS, OLYMPIC CAREER
1. Teemu Selanne (FIN): 43
t-2. Vlastimil Bubnik* (CZE): 36
t-2. Valeri Kharlamov (USSR): 36
t-2. Harry Watson^ (CAN): 36
* played in early and modern era
^ played in early era only
MOST GOALS, MODERN OLYMPIC ERA (1956-2010)
t-1. Sven “Tumba” Johansson* (SWE): 25
t-1. Vladimir Zabrodsky* (CZE): 25
3. Teemu Selanne (FIN): 24
4. Vlastimil Bubnik (CZE): 22
* played in early and modern era
MOST ASSISTS, OLYMPIC CAREER
1. Valeri Kharlamov (USSR): 22
t-2. Vyacheslav Fetisov (USSR): 21
t-2. Saku Koivu (FIN): 21
t-4. Mats Naslund (SWE): 19
t-4. Teemu Selanne (FIN): 19
MOST OLYMPIC MEDALS, MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
t-1. Vladislav Tretiak (USSR): 4 (3G, S)
t-1. Igor Kravchuk (RUS): 4 (2G, S, B)
t-1. Jiri Holik (CZE): 4 (2S, 2B)
t-1. Saku Koivu (FIN): 4 (S, 3B)
t-1. Jere Lehtinen (FIN): 4 (S, 3B)
t-1. Teemu Selanne (FIN): 4 (S, 3B)
t-1. Kimmo Timonen (FIN): 4 (S, 3B)
MOST OLYMPIC TOURNAMENTS PLAYED, MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
t-1. Raimo Helminen (FIN): 6
t-1. Teemu Selanne (FIN):6
MORE ABOUT SELANNE
* At 43 years and 234 days, Selanne became the oldest player to score in an Olympic game.
* He also became the oldest hockey medal winner, surpassing Igor Larionov’s record from Russia’s 2002 bronze-medal victory in Salt Lake City (41 years and 83 days).
SELANNE YEAR-BY-YEAR OLYMPIC BREAKDOWN
1992: 7-4—11 in 8 GP
1998: 4-6—10 in 5 GP [B]
2002: 3-0—3 in 4 GP
2006: 6-5—11 in 8 GP [S]
2010: 0-2—2 in 6 GP [B]
2014: 4-2—6 in 6 GP [B]
Totals: 24-19—43 in 37 GP
Competing in his first Olympic Games, Sami Vatanen led all defensemen in the tournament with five assists (second among all players) and finished tied for fourth among defensemen in points (0-5=5). He averaged 18:34 minutes per game to lead Team Finland.
Jonas Hiller played in three games for Team Switzerland (2-1-0). He finished second in both SV% (.971%) and GAA (0.67). Hiller posted two shutouts, which tied for the tournament lead with Sweden’s Henrik Lundqvist and Canada’s Carey Price.
In his first Olympic Games, defenseman Cam Fowler led all Team USA defensemen with a +4 rating. He scored the first goal for the U.S. in a 3-2 shootout win vs. Russia on Feb. 15.