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Rob Blake

After leading all NHL rookie defenseman in scoring with the Los Angeles Kings in 1990-91, Rob Blake was added to the Canadian roster for the 1991 World Championships and helped the team win a silver medal. In 1994, Blake was a member of the Team Canada squad that won the country's first World Championship title since 1961. He earned a second gold medal in 1997 when he collected two goals and two assists in 11 games and was named both a tournament All-Star and Best Defenseman. Blake was also named to Team Canada for the World Cup of Hockey in 1996, taking part in four games as Canada lost the World title to the United States. Blake was a member of the Canadian Olympic team in 1998, and though Canada finished out of the medals his strong play was recognized when he was named the top defenseman at the tournament. Blake quickly returned to the international scene playing in the World Championships in both 1998 and 1999, and winning the gold medal for Canada at the 2002 Olympics. Star Photo

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