Four men and one woman will be inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame on November 11, 2013, in Toronto. Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan, Geraldine Heaney and Ray Shero were voted in by the Hall’s 18-member selection committee on Tuesday July 9.
Scott Niedermayer played 1263 regular season games in the NHL, for 740 points (172G, 568A), and 202 playoff games for 98 points (25G, 73A). He also won two Olympic Gold Medals for Canada (2002, 2010), the World Junior Championship (1991), World Championship (2004), and the World Cup of Hockey (2004).
Chris Chelios started in the NHL in the 1983-84 season, and played his last season in 2009-10. A career spanning 27 years, Chelios racked up 1,651 NHL Games, 185 Goals and 763 assists in the regular season alone. Three Stanley Cups and Three Norris Trophys to go with the Silver Medal he won as part of Team USA during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Brendan Shanahan is one of only five people (including Scott Niedermayer), that is a member of the Triple Gold Club (Olympic Gold medal (2002), World Championship (1994), and Stanley Cup (1997, 1998, 2002)), that are also in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Shanahan also scored 134 points in the playoffs, to go with the 1354 he scored in the regular season.
Geraldine Heaney won seven Gold Medals, as a member of the Canadian Women’s hockey team at the IIHF World Women’s Championship, becoming the only woman to win Gold in the first seven Championships. She also won a silver medal at the 1998 Olympics, and Gold in 2002 as a member of Team Canada.
Fred Shero made the playoffs in eight of his ten seasons he coached in the NHL, only missing in the first and last years of his NHL coaching career. Shero coached the Philadelphia Flyers to back-to-back Stanley Cup in 1974-75 and 1975-76, as well as various minor championships including the Buffalo Bisons of the AHL in 1970 (also won AHL Coach of the Year) and the Omaha Knights of the CHL the following season.