Unarguably the best player in the history of the history of the Colorado Avalanche franchise, Joe Sakic spent his entire career with the team (including when it was in Quebec City) and scored over 1,600 points there. His most productive season was in 2000-01 where the Avs Captain won the Hart Trophy, the Lady Byng and carried the Stanley Cup for the second time. Overall, he was a three time First Team All Star, a Ted Lindsay Award winner, an Olympic Gold Medalist and one of the most respected leaders in Hockey. There was no shock to Joe Sakic entering the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Burnaby, British Colombia, Canada
  • Elected In: Sunday, 01 January 2012
  • Position: Center
  • Played For: Colorado Avalanche, Quebec Nordiques
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team Canada (1996 & 2004 World Cup, 1998, 2002 & 2006 Olympics)

  • Major Accolades and Awards: Hart Trophy (1) (2001)
    Ted Lindsay Award (1) (2001)
    Lady Byng Trophy (1) (2001)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (1) (1996)
    First Team All Star (3) (2001, 2002 & 2004)
    All Star Games (12) (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 & 2007)
    Stanley Cups (2) (Colorado Avalanche 1996 & 2001)
    Olympic Gold Medals (1) (Canada, 2002)

Should Joe Sakic be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely, he deserves to be there. - 66.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it's not end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 0%
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