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NHL Club: Dallas Stars
Date of Birth: 9/10/66
Birthplace: Oshawa, ON
Weight: 205 lbs
Gretzky said he was Canada's best forward at the 1998 Olympic
Games... Had back-to-back 50-goal seasons (1987-89) becoming the third player
in NHL history to score 50 in each of his first two seasons... Won Stanley
Cups with Calgary (1989) and Dallas (1999)... Won the Conn Smythe Trophy in
1999... Had two goals and three assists in six games in Nagano, but failed to
score in the shootout at Nagano Olympics... A big game player, one of the best
compliments you can give a player... One of the best faceoff men in the
game... Has managed to stay healthy after aching knees slowed him in
post-season last year... Veteran is the type of player you want around at
Scoring four goals in one period (tying the NHL record)
Being shutout in the shootout.
Is 2-2 on NHL penalty shots.
What Canada Did
: Canada def. U.S. 5-2 to win first Olympic gold medal in 50 years.
: Canada def. Belarus 7-1 in semifinal, advancing to gold-medal game Sunday.
: Canada defeated Finland 2-1 in quarter-final game to advance to semifinals Friday against Belarus.
: Canada tied the Czech Republic 3-3 in Group 3 play, putting the Canadians into quarter-final play against Finland on Wednesday night.
: Canada defeated Germany 3-2 to lift record to 1-1 in Group C.
: Canada lost 5-2 to Sweden in first game of final round to deternube positioning for quarter-finals.
Joe Nieuwendyk Photos
Nieuwendyk holding his daughter Tyra
Team Canada poses for a group photo
Niewendyk celebrates Brewer's goal
Shanahan comes over to congratulate Nieuwendyk
Nieuwendyk sends Johansson flying
2002 Games Hockey Coverage