The Kids In The Hall

On Monday, November 11th, three more of the greatest players to ever lace up skates in the National Hockey League will be inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame at the 2013 induction ceremony at the venerable Hall of Fame building in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

This year’s inductees include NHL icons Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer, Brendan Shanahan, along with Canadian Geraldine Heaney who was a pioneer in growing the women’s game and a decorated champion, and the beloved late NHL coach, Fred Shero, best known for his years leading the Philadelphia Flyers.

CHRIS CHELIOS

Chris Chelios has always said that he wanted to play until he felt he couldn’t anymore, and definitely fulfilled his goal by playing in the NHL for an impressive 26 seasons. Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, played as many. By the time Chelios retired from the game at the age of 48 – the second oldest player to ever play in the league – he had helped bring home three Stanley Cup Championships and a World Cup of Hockey.

D.O.B. Hometown Drafted NHL Clubs Milestones & Awards International
1-25-1962 Chicago, Illinois, USA 2nd Round, 40th Overall by Montreal – 1981 NHL Entry Draft Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Atlanta Thrashers
  • 2-time Stanley Cup champion
  • 3-time James Norris Memorial Award winner
  • 10 NHL All-Star Game appearances
  • 4 Olympic Games - 1984, 1998, 2002 (silver medal), 2006
  • 1996 World Cup - Gold medallist

 

SCOTT NIEDERMAYER

Scott Niedermayer is remembered for his unique style of play as a defenseman. In his 1,263 games played over the years, he became the only player in the history of hockey to win every major North American and international championship, including 4 Stanley Cups, 2 Olympic gold medals, a World Cup of Hockey, a World Championship, and a World Junior Championship. His skating ability set him apart from the rest, and still serves as a bar for players to reach today.

D.O.B. Hometown Drafted NHL Clubs Milestones & Awards International
8-31-1973 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1st Round, 3rd Overall – 1991 NHL Entry Draft New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks
  • 4-time Stanley Cup champion
  • 2007 Conn Smythe Trophy recipient (MVP in playoffs)     
  • Awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy (Best Defenceman) – 2003-04
  • 5 NHL All-Star Game appearances
  • 2-time Olympic gold medallist - 2002, 2010
  • 2004 IIHF World Championship gold medallist
  • 1996 World Cup of Hockey silver medallist

 

BRENDAN SHANAHAN

Brendan Shanahan completes the trio of former NHL'ers in this year’s class, and is the only forward of the three. In his 21 seasons and 1,524 games played, Shanahan earned his spot as one of 18 players to join the 600-goal club. He ranks thirteenth on the all-time goal-scoring list with 656 goals. A three-time Stanley Cup champion, Shanahan’s physical play and incredible scoring ability also helped him secure a gold medal for Team Canada at the Olympics, a World Hockey Championship, a Canada Cup, and a silver medal at the World Cup of Hockey.

D.O.B. Hometown Drafted NHL Clubs Milestones & Awards International
1-23-1969 Mimico, Ontario, Canada 1st Round, 2nd Overall by New Jersey - 1987 NHL Entry Draft New Jersey Devils, St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers
  • 3-time Stanley Cup champion
  • 8-time NHL All-Star Game appearances
  • Awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2003
  • 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic gold medallist
  • 1996 World Cup of Hockey silver medallist
  • 1994 IIHF World Championships gold medallist
  • 1991 Canada Cup gold medallist

 

More information on the 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame inductions.

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