It was recently announced that Joey Votto from the Cincinnati Reds won the Lou Marsh award for the top Canadian athlete of the year. He beat out Sidney Crosby who scored a golden goal and Jon Toews who won a gold a Stanley Cup. The last player I remember to win a gold for Canada and a Stanley Cup in the same year was Steve Yzerman in 2002, my all-time favourite professional athlete. I would personally have voted for Crosby, who is lighting the NHL on fire for the first 3 months of the 2010/11 season. He scored the gold medal winning goal and is hands down the best player in the league this year.
That being said, Joey Votto is some kind of wonderful. I am a fantasy baseball nerd, and statistically what he did this year was unbelievable, and he did that over 162 games. Votto is a top 5 pick in every fantasy baseball league next season.