Canada's former World Junior Hockey Championship captains

From Doug Jarvis in 1974 to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in 2013, here's a look at (most of) the young men who have previously worn the "C" for Canada's world junior hockey team. - By Jonathon Jackson

Doug Jarvis

1974 - Doug Jarvis was the captain of the Peterborough Petes when they were chosen to represent Canada in the first world junior hockey tournament in Leningrad (they won bronze). He later went on to become the NHL's Iron Man, playing in a record 964 consecutive games with Montreal, Washington and Hartford. He's now an assistant coach with Boston.

Dale McCourt

1977 - The St. Catharines Fincups, led by captain Dale McCourt, won silver at the tournament played in Czechoslovakia. His 18 tournament points are still a Canadian record which he now shares with Brayden Schenn. McCourt later played in the NHL for Detroit, Buffalo and Toronto.

Ryan Walter


Dave Fenyves


Marc Crawford

(DXH 106) DENVER, June 3--Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic listens to coach Marc Crawford during a team practice Monday in Denver. The Avalanche play the Florida Panthers in game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Tuesday in Denver. (CP PHOTO) 1996 (stf/Paul Chiasson)

Troy Murray


James Patrick

1983 - James Patrick of the University of North Dakota led Canada to a bronze medal in Leningrad. Patrick, who also represented Canada in the 1984 Olympics, later enjoyed a 21-season NHL career with the Rangers, Whalers, Flames and Sabres. He's now an assistant coach with the Dallas Stars.

Russ Courtnall


Jim Sandlak

#Canadian professional ice hockey player Jim Sandlak of the Vancouver Canucks skates on the ice during a game against the Hartford Whalers, Hartford, Connecticut, December 1986. Sandlak played for Vancouver from 1985 to 1993 and again in 1995-96. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

Steve Chiasson


Theoren Fleury


Eric Desjardins

1989 - Canada finished out of the medals in Anchorage, Alaska, placing fourth and losing the bronze to Czechoslovakia on goal differential. Captain Eric Desjardins of the Montreal Canadiens went to the Stanley Cup Final later that same year, then won the Cup with the Habs in 1993.

Dave Chyzowski

Canadian professional hockey player Dave Chyzowski forward of the Chicago Blackhawks skates on the ice during a road game against the New Jersey Devils, Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 1997. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

Steven Rice

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 3: Steven Rice #12 of the Hartford Whalers warms up beofre a hockey game against the Washington Capitals on November 3, 1995 at USAir Arena in Landover, Maryland. The Capitals won 3-2. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Eric Lindros


Martin Lapointe


Brent Tully

DCanadian hockey player Brent Tully, defenceman for the Canadian national junior team, stands in line with his teammates at the 1993 World Junior Championship, where Team Canada won the gold medal, and where Tully was named to the tournament's all-star team, Gavle, Gavleborg, Sweden, 1993. (Photo by Scott Levy/Getty Images)

Todd Harvey

/Canadian hockey player Todd Harvey, captain of the Canadian national junior team, holds the championship plate up for photographers and cameramen as he celebrates Team Canada's gold medal victory at the 1995 World Junior Championship, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, 1995. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Nolan Baumgartner


Brad Larsen

1997 - Swift Current Broncos product Brad Larsen took Canada to a fifth consecutive gold medal in Switzerland. Larsen spent time with Colorado and Atlanta in the NHL before retiring in 2010. He's now the head coach of the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons.

Cory Sarich

1998 - Canada's co-captains were Cory Sarich of the Saskatoon Blades and Jesse Wallin of the Red Deer Rebels. Although both had won gold the year before, they had a miserable tournament in Finland as Canada finished a shocking eighth, losing its final game to Kazakhstan.

Jesse Wallin

1998 - Jesse Wallin played briefly in the NHL for Detroit before taking over as coach/GM in Red Deer. He now works in contracting and also scouts part-time for St. Louis. Cory Sarich is a member of the Colorado Avalanche, and has also played for Buffalo, Calgary and Tampa Bay, where he won the Stanley Cup in 2004.

Mike Van Ryn

1999 - Mike Van Ryn of the University of Michigan was Canada's captain in Winnipeg, where the host team lost to Russia in overtime of the final game. After an NHL career with stops in St. Louis, Florida and Toronto, Van Ryn is now an assistant coach with Houston of the AHL.

Manny Malhotra

Team Canada captain Manny Malhotra, of Mississauga, Ont. smiles while stretching during a workout in Skelleftea, Sweden Sunday December 26, 1999. Canada plays the Czech Republic in the their second game of the world junior hockey championships Tuesday. (CP PHOTO/Kevin Frayer)

Steve McCarthy

Chicago Black Hawks Steve McCarthy of Trail, B.C., skates during practice at Canada's World Junior Team selection camp in Toronto Friday Dec. 15, 2000. The team will compete at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Moscow later this month. (CP PHOTO/Kevin Frayer)

Jarret Stoll

2002 - Jarret Stoll of the Kootenay Ice captained Team Canada in the Czech Republic, where the club lost the gold medal to Russia. Stoll led Kootenay to the Memorial Cup later that year, and in 2012 he won the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings.

Scottie Upshall


Daniel Paille

2004 - Daniel Paille of the Guelph Storm took Canada to a silver medal in Finland, losing a heartbreaking finale against the United States. Paille plays now for the Boston Bruins, winning the Stanley Cup with them in 2011.

Mike Richards

2005 - This was perhaps the strongest Canadian junior hockey team ever assembled, led by Mike Richards of the Kitchener Rangers. Now a member of the Los Angeles Kings, Richards also has Olympic gold, a Memorial Cup, a Calder Cup and a Stanley Cup to his credit.

Kyle Chipchura

2006 - Kyle Chipchura of the Prince Albert Raiders took Canada to another gold medal in British Columbia after a severed Achilles tendon knocked him out of the 2005 event. He plays now for the Phoenix Coyotes and has also suited up for Montreal and Anaheim.

Kristopher Letang

2007 - Kristopher Letang of the Val-d'Or Foreurs led Canada to gold in Sweden, his second consecutive gold, then added a Stanley Cup to his resume only two years later with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He's still a member of the Pens.

Karl Alzner

2008 - Karl Alzner of the Calgary Hitmen won two world junior gold medals for Canada, including the 2008 event in the Czech Republic. He's now in his sixth season with the Washington Capitals.

Thomas Hickey

Team Canada's defenceman Thomas Hickey hoists the world junior hockey championship trophy after defeating Sweden 5-1 to win in Ottawa Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tom Hanson

Patrice Cormier

½FILE--Team Canada's captain Patrice Cormier gets ready to pose for a team photograph during practice at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Saskatoon, Sask., on Friday, Dec. 25, 2009. Mikael Tam of the Quebec Remparts was listed in stable condition in hospital after taking an elbow to the head from Rouyn-Noranda centre Patrice Cormier, who captained Canada at the recent world junior hockey championships. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ryan Ellis

BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 26: Ryan Ellis #6 of Canada during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship Group B game between Canada and Russia on December 26, 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ryan Ellis

Jaden Schwartz

2012 - Jaden Schwartz of Colorado College led Canada to a bronze medal in Calgary. Schwartz, who had been knocked out of the 2011 tournament with a broken ankle, is now a member of the St. Louis Blues.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Team Canada captain Ryan Nugent-Hopkins passes the puck during practice at the IIHF World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette