In THNís latest book, Top 10: Counting Down The Gameís Wonderful, Wild, Weird and Wacky, one of the 65 lists ranks the best-ever world junior players by their total point production. While stats were certainly considered for this countdown, the below compilation explores the best all-time performances at the event.
1. Pavel Bure
One of the NHLís most dangerous snipers, and a 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, was a terror to goalies at the world juniors. In three events, Bure set a WJC record with 27 goals and twice scored the most in the tournament, with his best showing coming in 1991 when he notched 12. Bureís Soviets won gold in 1989 when he was named the tournamentís top forward, but finished second to Canada his next two times.
2. Eric Lindros
A beast of a man among juniors, Lindros was the most physically imposing player in tournament history. After scoring four goals in a gold medal effort in 1990, he became the leader of another gold medal team and was named top forward in í91 with six goals and 17 points in seven games. Despite Lindros tying for third in scoring in 1992, Canada struggled and finished sixth.