By Sam Laskaris
December 21, 2013 (ISN) – The list of future NHL greats that have represented Canada at the WJC is rather extensive. Gretzky, Lemieux, Lindros and Crosby are just some of the names that have been stitched on the national jersey.
Considering the numbers these players put up in the junior and pro ranks, one might think one of these individuals also holds the record for most points by a Canadian in a WJC game. But such an assumption would be wrong.
Chances are very few people could name the three players who share this record, having each racked up seven points in a single game.
The players that share this mark are Dave Andreychuk, Mike Cammalleri and Gabriel Bourque.
Yes, each of these players registered a lucky number of seven points in a single WJC match.
Andreychuk, who went on to play 1,801 NHL contests, had his seven-point game (three goals, four assists) on Jan. 4, 1983. He helped Canada to a 13-0 shellacking over Norway.
Cammalleri, a current member of the Calgary Flames who is in his 12th pro season, scored three goals and added four assists in Canada’s lopsided 15-0 triumph over France on Dec. 25, 2001.
And Gabriel Bourque, who is now toiling with the Nashville Predators, had a hat trick and also racked up four assists in Canada’s 16-0 shutout against Latvia on Dec. 26, 2009.