Who was the first hockey player to win Olympic Gold and the Stanley Cup in the same year?
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The first player to win the Stanley Cup and an Olympic gold medal in the same year was Ken Morrow. The magic year for him was 1980. Morrow was 23 years old and a member of the 1980 USA Miracle on Ice squad that won the gold in Lake Placid in February. He then finished the 1980-81 season with the New York Islanders, winning the Stanley Cup in May.
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