Archive for All-Time Scoring Leaders at Winter Olympics (by nation)

Bubnik Is The Benchmark

VLASTIMIL BUBNIK, the all-time points leader at the Winter Olympic Games, was a two-sport star for Czechoslovakia. Bubnik also played soccer, earning 11 caps and scoring 4 goals for his international football career over four years (1957-60). It was Bubnik who bagged the first goal in Czechoslovakia's 2-0 defeat of host nation France in the 3rd Place Match of the 1960 European Nations Cup in Marseille.

VLASTIMIL BUBNIK, the all-time points leader at the Winter Olympic Games, was a two-sport star for Czechoslovakia. Bubnik also played soccer, earning 11 caps and scoring 4 goals for his international football career over four years (1957-60). It was Bubnik who bagged the first goal in Czechoslovakia's 2-0 defeat of host nation France in the 3rd Place Match of the 1960 European Nations Cup in Marseille.

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No one in the history of modern ice hockey competition at the Winter Olympic Games has piled up more points than Czechoslovakia’s VLASTIMIL BUBNIK.

Bubnik (b. 1931), who starred for the powerful RH Brno club domestically, represented Czechoslovakia four times at the Olympics between 1952 and 1964 collecting a bronze medal on his final appearance at the Winter Games. 

CZECHOSLOVAKIA all-time top scorers, Winter Olympic Games :

  • 39 pts – 24 go – 15 as – 30 ga — Vlastimil BUBNIK
  • 29 pts – 17 go – 12 as – 29 ga — Josef GOLONKA 
  • 28 pts – 12 go – 16 as – 28 ga — Josef CERNY
  • 23 pts – 15 go — 8 as – 12 ga — Milan NOVY
  • 23 pts – 17 go — 6 as – 15 ga — Miroslav VLACH
  • 20 pts — 9 go – 11 as – 19 ga — Igor LIBA
  • 19 pts – 13 go — 6 as – 14 ga — Vladimir MARTINEC
  • 18 pts – 13 go — 5 as – 13 ga — Vaclav NEDOMANSKY

The former nation of Czechoslovakia’s last appearance at the Winter Olympics culminated with a bronze medal at Albertville, France, in 1992.

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Selanne Is Sultan Of Suomi

Finland's TEEMU SELANNE (8) is Finland's all-time leading scorer at the Winter Olympic Games. Here, Selanne is stoned by United States netminder ROBERT ESCHE at the 2008 IIHF World Championships in Halifax.

Finland's TEEMU SELANNE (8) is Finland's all-time leading scorer at the Winter Olympic Games. Here, Selanne is stoned by United States netminder ROBERT ESCHE at the 2008 IIHF World Championships in Halifax.

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FINLAND all-time top scorers, Winter Olympic Games :

  • 35 pts – 20 go – 15 as – 25 ga — Teemu SELANNE
  • 28 pts — 9 go – 19 as – 22 ga — Saku KOIVU
  • 24 pts — 6 go – 18 as – 39 ga — Raimo HELMINEN
  • 21 pts — 8 go – 13 as – 21 ga — Mika NIEMINEN
  • 20 pts – 11 go — 9 as – 26 ga — Jere LEHTINEN
  • 19 pts – 10 go — 9 as – 22 ga — Ville PELTONEN
  • 17 pts – 11 go — 6 as – 14 ga — Heino PULLI
  • 16 pts – 10 go — 6 as – 14 ga — Raimo KILPIO
  • 16 pts — 8 go — 8 as – 27 ga — Esa PELTONEN
  • 15 pts — 7 go — 8 as – 14 ga — Petri SKRIKO

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TEEMU SELANNE is the second leading scorer in the modern history of ice hockey at the Winter Olympic Games and can become number one on the all-time chart with three more points for Finland in Vancouver this February.

Selanne is tied for third all-time with the Soviet Union’s ANATOLI FIRSOV on 20 goals at the Olympics Games.

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Sven Tumba Still Tops For Sweden At Olympics

SVEN "Tumba" JOHNASSON is still the all-time leading scorer for Sweden at the Winter Games. The four-time Olympian notched 28 goals in 30 games and earned two medals, one silver and one bronze. Here, Tumba tangles with the Canadian defense at the 1961 IIHF World Championships in Switzerland as goaltender SETH MARTIN scrambles for the puck.

SVEN "Tumba" JOHNASSON is still the all-time leading scorer for Sweden at the Winter Games. The four-time Olympian notched 28 goals in 30 games and earned two medals, one silver and one bronze. Here, Tumba tangles with the Canadian defense at the 1961 IIHF World Championships in Switzerland as goaltender SETH MARTIN scrambles for the puck.

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SWEDEN all-time top scorers, Winter Olympic Games :

  • 32 pts – 28 go — 4 as – 30 ga — Sven “Tumba” JOHANSSON
  • 23 pts — 4 go – 19 as – 23 ga — Mats NASLUND
  • 22 pts – 11 go – 11 as – 22 ga — Ronald PETTERSSON
  • 21 pts – 13 go — 8 as – 22 ga — Lars-Erik LUNDVALL
  • 20 pts – 11 go — 9 as – 16 ga — Mats SUNDIN
  • 20 pts — 8 go – 12 as – 16 ga — Daniel ALFREDSSON
  • 20 pts – 13 go — 7 as – 20 ga — Nils NILSSON
  • 19 pts — 2 go – 17 as – 18 ga — Peter FORSBERG

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SVEN “Tumba” JOHANSSON totaled eight goals at Oslo in 1952, three goals at Cortina d’Ampezzo in 1956, six goals at Squaw Valley in 1960 and eleven goals, including his hat trick versus Italy in Sweden’s qualification game, at Innsbruck in 1964.

Officially, Johansson was the tournament top scorer at the ’64 Innsbruck Games with eight goals and 11 points in the seven final round-robin games. 

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Ottawa Senators right wing DANIEL ALFREDSSON could very easily end up in second place all-time for Sweden with a strong showing at the Vancouver Games this February.

And Mo Do Ornskoldsvik center PETER FORSBERG is another who might find his name moving up the chart with results at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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Kharlamov Was King For Soviets

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The Olympic Games were always viewed as the pinnacle of competition by government authorities as well as the Soviet society at large. The Olympic gold medal was perpetually perceived the ultimate objective. For the the national ice hockey team of the USSR, expectation came with the territory.  

VALERY KHARLAMOV is not only the all-time points leader for the former Soviet Union at major international events, the razzle-dazzle left wing was also the USSR’s top scorer all-time at the Winter Olympic Games.

Kharlamov participated at the 1972, 1976 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games for the Soviet Union and earned two gold medals in addition to one silver.

USSR all-time top scorers, Winter Olympic Games : 

  • 35 pts – 15 go – 20 as – 17 ga — Valery KHARLAMOV
  • 33 pts – 12 go – 21 as – 22 ga — Vyacheslav FETISOV
  • 32 pts – 20 go – 12 as – 20 ga — Anatoli FIRSOV
  • 31 pts – 17 go – 14 as – 18 ga — Alexander MALTSEV
  • 31 pts – 16 go – 15 as – 22 ga — Vladimir KRUTOV
  • 30 pts – 17 go – 13 as – 19 ga — Veniamin ALEXANDROV
  • 28 pts – 11 go – 17 as – 22 ga — Sergei MAKAROV
  • 24 pts – 14 go – 10 as – 15 ga — Vyacheslav STARSHINOV

NOTE — The 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France, were officially contested by the Unified Team, who wore blank red jerseys bearing no crest or other emblem.

ANDREI KHOMUTOV, who was a member of the gold medal squads for the USSR in 1984 and 1988, also appeared with the champion Unified Team at Albertville. Khomutov, altogether, contested 23 Olympic hockey games and collected eight goals and 20 points.

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