Longtime Sabres forward Dave Andreychuk and Bruins owner/Buffalo native Jeremy Jacobs were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night in Toronto.
Andreychuk has been eligible since 2009. He was the only 600 goal scorer not in the Hall of Fame. His 640 career goals are 14th in league history. Andreychuk holds the record for power play goals with 274.
Andreychuk was drafted the same year as Sabres coach Phil Housley. He was the 16th pick in the 1982 draft. With the Sabres, he scored 386 goals and 436 assists during his 11 seasons with the team. He was inducted into the Sabres Hall of Fame in 2008.
Andreychuk played with Toronto, New Jersey, Boston, Colorado and was the captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning when they won the Stanley Cup in 2004. Andreychuk was 40 years old when he finally won the coveted Cup.
Joining Andreychuk and Jacobs in the Class of 2017: Teemu Selanne and longtime Anaheim Ducks teammate Paul Kariya, along with Mark Recchi, women's star Danielle Goyette and coach Clare Drake.
Selanne was elected in his first year of eligibility after putting up 1,457 points. The "Finnish Flash" had 76 goals as a rookie with Winnipeg in 1992-93 and won the Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007.
Kariya had his career cut short by injuries but was a point-a-game player.
Recchi (fourth year) and Andreychuk (ninth) were long-overdue additions. Recchi won the Cup three times and is 12th in scoring, and Andreychuk won it once and is 29th.