After winning gold with Finland at the 2022 World Hockey Championship, Valtteri Filppula has become the 30th member and first from Finland to join the elusive triple gold club.
Two of the golds came in 2022, as Finland became the first team since Sweden in 2006 to win the Olympics and World Championship in the same year. Filppula was part of Detroit's Stanley Cup win in 2008 as well.
This is Filppula's first World Championship medal, with just two previous tournament appearances in 2012 and 2017. Filppula, 38, has one year left on a contract with Geneve-Servette in Switzerland.
Filppula played 16 seasons in the NHL, recording 530 points with Detroit, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia and the New York Islanders before signing in Switzerland last summer.