With Canada still in mourning over their stunning third period breakdown and subsequent loss to Russia at the 2011 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Hockey Championships, we thought we’d take a look back at an Ontario Hockey League grad who won two golds at the tournament.
Jamie Storr played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1991-92 to 1994-95. He was an Owen Sound Plater until midway through his final season when he was shipped to the Windsor Spitfires. He was named to the OHL’s All-Rookie Team in 1991-92 and was a First Team All-Star in 1993-94 as well as OHL Goaltender of the Year.
He played in both the 1994 and 1995 World Juniors with Canada taking the gold in both. He was also on the roster for Canada’s squad at the World Championships in 1994 with Canada winning gold in that tournament as well. He was named best goaltender of the tournament in the 1994 World Juniors. Previous to that, Jamie won gold in the under-17 and under-18 tournaments as well.
Storr was a goaltending rarity going in the high position of seventh overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft to the Los Angeles Kings. Jamie played parts of ten seasons in the NHL with the Kings and the Carolina Hurricanes. Another extreme rarity, Storr was selected to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team two years in a row, 1997-98 and 1998-99. He didn’t play the minimum amount of games in 1997-98 which allowed him to be still considered a rookie the next season. Currently, Jamie sits 2nd on the list for most career shutouts in a Kings uniform. He sits fourth in both wins and games played.
In 2006-07, after two seasons toiling in the American Hockey League, Storr jumped to Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga. He played three seasons for the DEG Metro Stars. In his first season in Germany, his 2.33 goals against average was best in the league. Jamie retired as a player after the 2008-09 season and currently runs a goaltending school.
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