4. Pierre Turgeon
Pierre Turgeon was the first player selected in the 1987 NHL Draft. But the four-time All-Star first got media attention for leading his Canadian little league team to the World Series. Turgeon went 7-0 on the mound while leading his team to Williamsport. At the LLWS he went 5 for 9 with 5 RBIs with a 1-1 pitching record.
Turgeon’s baseball and hockey careers have more in common than you might think. In both he was a star and in both he could never make the finals. In the World Series the Canadians lost in the semifinals and in the NHL Turgeon twice made it to the Conference Finals but never reached the finals.
Although Turgeon hasn’t been elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame yet, he did become the first native Canadian to be inducted into the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum’s Hall of Excellence in 2007.