U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Inductions Today
Joining Modano in the three-member class are New Jersey Devils president Lou Lamoriello and Eddie Olczyk, a 16-year NHL veteran who won a Stanley Cup title with the New York Rangers.
Murray Costello will be honored as the recipient of the Wayne Gretzky Award. Bob Chase-Wallenstein and Dick Patrick will receive the Lester Patrick Trophy.
Here are snapshots of each inductee:
Played 21 seasons in the NHL. He is the league’s all-time goal-scoring and points leader among American-born players with 561 goals and 1,374 points. The eight-time All-Star played 20 seasons with the Minnesota/Dallas franchise, 16 in Dallas, and holds Stars franchise records for most games played (1,459), goals (557), assists (802) and points (1,359). Won the 1999 Stanley Cup title with Dallas. First overall pick by the Minnesota North Stars in 1988.
Played 16 seasons in the NHL with six teams, including a 1994 Stanley Cup title with the New York Rangers. Also played with Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto, Winnipeg, Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh. Finished career with 342 goals and 452 assists for 794 points in 1,031 games. He was a member of Team USA at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, where he skated on the famed “Diaper Line.”
As president, general manager and CEO, he helped guide the New Jersey Devils to five appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals, including titles in 1995, 2000 and 2003. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009. Helped establish the first college hockey television package.
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