Mike Modano Among Trio Selected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame
Former Players Mike Modano and Ed Olczyk and New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello were selected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Modano, who lost the Cup finals to New Jersey in 2000 as a member of the Stars, played in 21 NHL seasons. He finished with 561 goals and 1,374 points, and holds the record for most postseason points (145) by an American. His Stars defeated Buffalo in the 1999 Cup finals.
Olczyk was the third overall pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1984 draft and played for 16 years with the Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, Jets, Rangers, Kings and Penguins. He finished with 342 goals and 794 points in 1,031 games. His Rangers defeated Vancouver in 1994 to win the Cup.
''This is definitely one of the highlights of my career,'' Olczyk said. ''Fortunately, for me, I've been very lucky to wear a bunch of different hats in this game, and I still feel like I have a lot more to give.''
Lamoriello led the Devils to three Stanley Cup titles and five Eastern Conference crowns. He took over in 1987, and the Devils since have secured nine division titles and have won the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000, and 2003.
The date of the induction has yet to be determined.