Celebrating Alex Pietrangelo: 5 Fun Facts About the Legendary Defenseman and his Feat

On Tuesday, Alex Pietrangelo played his 1,000th game in the NHL. Here are some fun facts celebrating the defenseman.
Minnesota Wild v Vegas Golden Knights
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2. Alex Pietrangelo Also Won an Olympic Gold Medal

Alex Pietrangelo, Carey Price, Patrice Bergeron
Ice Hockey Gold Medal - Sweden v Canada / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

In 2014, Alex Pietrangelo was named to the Canadian Olympic Team. It was a major feat for the King City native, for he'd go up against the best competition across the globe. After all, he did win a gold medal for Canada in 2009 at the World Juniors Championship.

While Petro only contributed a mere assist in the Olympics, he did go home with some Olympic gold. The Canadian team defeated Sweden in the gold medal game, shutting out the Swedes, 3-0. It must been Swede for Pietrangelo to get some gold before he got a couple of Stanley Cups.