The Hockey Hall of Fame announced it’s draft class for 2013 and it includes Former Detroit Red Wings Matthew Brendan Shanahan and Chris Chelios.
Chris Chelios played 25 years in the NHL for 3 original six teams. He broke into the league by making the all-rookie team during the 1984-85 season while with the Canadiens. He went on to help that team win the Stanley Cup in 1986. After being traded to Chicago in 1990 he tortured Red Wings fans with his aggressive play until joining the Red Wings in 1999. He went on to help the Red Wings win 2 Stanley Cups in 2002 and 2008.
“It’s a great honor to be selected for the Hockey Hall of Fame,” said Chelios in a statement released by the organization. “To have such a long career in the game has been fantastic for me, and being named to the Hall is a huge recognition for what I was able to accomplish.”
Brendan Shanahan broke into the NHL with the New Jersey Devils where he played four seasons. The next team he played for was the St. Louis Blues where he had a couple of 50 goal seasosn. After signing with the Red Wings, he was a part of three Stanley Cup Championship teams in 1997, 1998 and 2002. He finished his career with the New York Rangers.
“I’ve always been fortunate to have great teammates and coaches throughout my career,” said Shanahan in a prepared statement. “At every level I have tried to learn and my key to success was having people around me that helped me improve my game.”
Congrats to Cheli and Shanny on their great careers and election to the Hockey Hall Of Fame.