Hasek, Modano Part Of Hall Of Fame Class
Tuesday Jun 24, 2014 12:00am
(UNDATED) – Dominik Hasek, Mike Modano, Peter Forsberg and Rob Blake are headed into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The four players were among six selected Monday for induction in November. The late Pat Burns will be enshrined as a coach in the builder category along with referee Bill McCreary. Hasek, who was known as "the Dominator," won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender six times, tying Bill Durnan's total and trailing Jacques Plante's record. He won two Hart Trophies as league MVP in 1997 and 1998 with the Buffalo Sabres. He was with the Detroit Red Wings when he hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2002. Modano had 561 career goals and 1,374 points, both of which are records for players born in the U.S. The Michigan native was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars, became a star with the franchise in Dallas and ended his career with his hometown Red Wings. Forsberg and Blake, who both won Stanley Cups with Colorado, are in the Triple Gold Club, a select group of hockey players who have won a Cup, Olympic and world gold medals. Burns, who coached the New Jersey Devils to the 2003 Stanley Cup title, died of cancer at 58 in 2010. The police officer-turned-hockey coach won the Adams Trophy as the NHL's top coach with three teams: Toronto, Montreal and Boston. McCreary wan an official for nearly 2,000 games, including 282 playoff games, from 1984 until he worked his last game on
April 2, 2011.
Dominik Hasek, during his time with Buffalo, makes a stop against a Philadelphia forward.