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TSN's Top 5 World Junior players born in Toronto

As Toronto and Montreal get set to share hosting duties at the World Junior Hockey Championship, we at TSN.ca would like to pay homage to some of the finest junior competitors to ever come out of the GTA and GMA. Here are Canada’s Top 5 World Junior players born in the Greater Toronto Area

Jason Allison

As Toronto and Montreal get set to share hosting duties at the World Junior Hockey Championship, we at TSN.ca would like to pay homage to some of the finest junior competitors to ever come out of the GTA and GMA.

Here are Canada’s Top 5 World Junior players born in the Greater Toronto Area.
 

Jason Allison
1. Jason Allison (1994, 1995)

North York, Ontario

STATS

  • GP
    14
  • G
    6
  • A
    18
  • P
    24
  • Medals
    Gold (2)

Tournament All-Star (1995)

Allison holds the record for most assist in a tournament (12) and his 24 points over two tournaments ranks fifth best in Canadian history. His 13-0-1 record as a member of the team is hard to ignore as well.

Manny Legace
2. Manny Legace (1993)

Toronto, Ontario

STATS

  • GP
    6
  • RECORD
    6-0
  • SHUTOUTS
    1
  • GAA
    1.67
  • MEDALS
    Gold (1)

Tournament All-Star (1993)

Although he would eventually become a Stanley Cup winning backup (2002), Legace was a bona fide starter for Canada, backstopping six straight wins en route to the first of five consecutive gold medals.

John Tavares
3. John Tavares (2008, 2009)

Mississauga, Ontario

STATS

  • GP
    13
  • G
    12
  • A
    8
  • P
    20
  • Medals
    Gold (2)

Tournament MVP, Tournament All-Star, Best Forward (2009)

Despite 15 points in six games in 2009, his greatest moment might be the desperate shot that turned into an assist on Jordan Eberle’s game-tying goal with five seconds left in the semis against Russia.

Steve Mason
4. Steve Mason (2008)

Oakville, Ontario

STATS

  • GP
    5
  • Record
    5-0
  • Shutouts
    1
  • GAA
    1.18
  • Medals
    Gold (1)

Tournament MVP, Tournament All-Star, Best Goaltender (2008)

Only three players in Canadian World Junior history have a lower goals-against average than Mason and only four have a better save percentage – one of them already making this list.

Cody Hodgson
5.Cody Hodgson (2009)

Toronto, Ontario

STATS

  • GP
    6
  • G
    5
  • A
    11
  • P
    16
  • Medals
    Gold (1)

Tournament All-Star (2009)

There is one player in Canadian World Junior history with more points than Hodgson in six career tournament games and his name is Wayne Gretzky (17).