2013 Hockey Inductees

Not a bad class led by Chris Chelios whose longevity in a professional sport had few peers.  With Scott Niedermayer and Brendan Shanahan were also added leading to a class with 10 Stanley Cup Rings.  Oh, and another woman was added…(yawn).
A major part of the Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup wins in 1997, 1998 and 2002, Brendan Shanahan was a prolific sniper who was known for his grit and determination. Shanahan would win the King Clancy Award in 2003 and was a three time Post Season NHL All Star Selection.
A rough and tumble defenceman, Chris Chelios did it all in the NHL. He won the Stanley Cup three times, won the Norris Trophy three times as the league’s top blueliner and was a post season All Star seven times. Chelios was easily the headliner for the Class of 2013 and one of the best ever American born players regardless of position.
A defenceman who played ten seasons with the New York Rangers, Fred Shero would become a Hockey Hall of Famer for his work as the Philadelphia Flyers Head Coach. Shero would lead the Flyers to Stanley Cup wins in 1974 and 1975 and would win the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL’s Coach of the Year in 1974.
The third female inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Geraldine Heaney would anchor the blueline that helped the Canadian Woman’s National Team to many victories and tournaments. Heaney was a steady for the Canadian Woman’s team for years.
What didn’t Scott Niedermayer win? He is a four time Stanley Cup Champion, a World Cup winner, a two-time Olympic Champion, a World Hockey Championship, a World Junior Champion and won the Norris Trophy and the Conn Smythe. That is one hell of a trophy case!