Featured Legends

Paul Henderson
Phil Esposito
Bobby Clarke
Serge Savard
Peter Mahovlich
Yvan Cournoyer
Gordie Howe
Bobby Orr
Bobby Hull
Darryl Sittler

Mike Bossy
John Tonelli
Brent Sutter
Paul Coffey
Wayne Gretzky
Mario Lemieux
Mark Messier
Dale Hawerchuk
Raymond Bourque
Sean Burke
John Slaney
Eric Lindros
Theoren Fleury
Bill Ranford
Luc Robitaille
Martin Brodeur
Scott Niedermayer
Rob Blake
Joe Sakic
Paul Kariya
Steve Yzerman
Ryan Smyth
Vincent Lecavalier


Pre-1972 Legends
National Amateur Teams
World Juniors
Women's Teams

It all started on a September's day in 1972.

"Henderson has scored for Canada."

Foster Hewitt's timeless words immortalized Paul Henderson's place in hockey history. He instantly became a legend. A legend of Team Canada.

Canada has gone on to capture numerous international titles since the 1972 Summit Series: Canada Cups, world championships, world junior championships and men's and women's Olympic gold medals. With each victory came new heroes. Some of those heroes became legends.

Legends of Team Canada honours the stars of Team Canada over the years. We remember the heroics of Paul Henderson and leadership of Phil Esposito in the 1972 Summit Series. We recapture the magic between Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux in the 1987 Canada Cup, and pay homage to other Canada Cup legends like Bobby Orr, Darryl Sittler, Paul Coffey, John Tonelli and Mark Messier. We honour World Champions like Ryan Smyth and Bill Ranford. We cherish Olympic glories supplied by the likes of Joe Sakic, Hayley Wickenheiser and Jayna Hefford.

More than 30 Legends of Team Canada are individually profiled. We also tribute lesser known players who were devoted to Team Canada over the years. We thank pre-1972 amateurs who captured world and Olympic titles. We remember the modern men's and women's national teams.

And just for fun we look at the list of players who have played for Team Canada even though they were born in another country. And we take a look at the players who will one day soon be included as a legend of Team Canada.

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