I think most people would say that Kurt Browning is the greatest Canadian male skater ever. It's hard to argue against that, even though Kurt was competing before I started watching skating seriously.Who are the greatest skaters ever for their country for these 5 major skating countries.
Men- Patrick Chan.
For me, it might be Elvis Stojko. I'll never forget him competing his FP with an injured groin at the '98 Olympics and then limping to the podium to collect his silver medal. And I think his Bruce Lee program was a masterpiece. I had hoped to see him evolve as a skater after that, but IMO at some point he began to regress - most evident when he brought back the Bruce Lee for the 2002 Olympics, and the program had lost its power by that point.
But even so, he left his mark.