Andreychuk, Jacobs Join Hockey HOF



Teemu Selanne and longtime Ducks teammate Paul Kariya headline the Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2017.

Selanne and Kariya are joined by Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, women's star Danielle Goyette, coach Clare Drake and Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs.

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.

Andreychuk has been eligible since 2009. He was the only 600 goal scorer not in the Hall of Fame. His 640 career goals is 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.

 

 

 

 

© 2017 Associated Press


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