Hasek among six elected into Hockey Hall of Fame

Hasek among six elected into Hockey Hall of Fame
June 23, 2014, 2:45 pm
CSN Staff

Dominik Hasek, who began his NHL career with the Chicago Blackhawks and became one of the greatest goaltenders of all time, was one of six new inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday afternoon.

Also elected were Mike Modano, Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg, former coach Pat Burns and former referee Bill McCreary.

Hasek played his first two NHL seasons with the Blackhawks. A backup to Ed Belfour, Hasek played 25 games over the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons. Hasek played most of his career with the Buffalo Sabres before finishing with the Detroit Red Wings, with whom he won two Stanley Cups.

Modano spent all but one season of his 21-year career with the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars, with whom he won his only Stanley Cup in 1999. Forsberg won two Cups with the Colorado Avalanche. He also played for Nashville and Philadelphia but eventually returned to and retired with the Avs in 2011.

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The defenseman Blake played most of his career with the Los Angeles Kings. He helped Team Canada to a gold-medal victory in the 2002 Winter Olympics, as well as gold in the 1994 and 1997 world championships.

Burns, who died in 2010, coached 1,019 games with the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. He led the Devils to a Stanley Cup in the 2002-03 season.

McCreary officiated more than 1,700 regular-season games in a career that began in 1984 and ended in 2011.

The 2014 Induction celebration will be held on Nov. 17 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.