Mats Sundin Elected to NHL’s Hall of Fame
Four more players who have owned the NHL’s scoring list for years. The Class of 2012 includes Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates and will all be formally inducted in November 2012.
Joe Sakic scored more than 600 goals and 1600 points in his career with the Quebec Nordiques and Colorado Avalanche. Sakic also won four gold medals on the international stage along with two silver. Since Sakic’s retirement he was named the Executive Advisor and Alternate Governor for the Avalanche, effective at the end of the 2010–11 season.
Mats Sundin also began his career with the Nordiques. But he was best known as a the captain for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1994/95 to 2007/08 and finished his career with 41 games with the Vancouver Canucks. Mats Sundin recorded 564 goals and 1349 points. Internationally Mats Sundin has won four goals medals, a silver and two bronze.
The forever quick Pavel Bure had five seasons of 50 goals or more, two with Vancouver Canucks and two with Florida Panthers. Internationally Bure won three gold, three silver and two bronze.
Adam Oates, who was named head coach of the Washington Capitals earlier today, so congrats to him on two great achievements in his career. was known for his slick passing skills in a long career with seven teams. Oates recorded 1079 assist and 1420 points; his best season was with the the Boston Bruins in the 1992/93 when he registered 142 points.
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