Pavel Bure to enter Hockey Hall of Fame
Pavel Bure (right) hugs teammate Mike Ridley in this file photo taken during a Vancouver Canucks game against the Detroit Red Wings in February 1997. (CP PHOTO ARCHIVE,AP/Tim Fitzgerald)
Published Tuesday, June 26, 2012 12:55PM PDT
Four players who terrorized National Hockey League goaltenders over the last two decades are going into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2012 includes Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates. They will be formally inducted in November.
Sakic scored more than 600 goals in his stellar career with the Quebec Nordiques and Colorado Avalanche.
Sundin also began his career with the Nordiques. But he was best known as a high-scoring centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The lightning-quick Bure had five seasons of 50 goals or more after he left the former Soviet Union to join the Vancouver Canucks.
Oates, who was named head coach of the Washington Capitals earlier in the day, was known for his slick passing skills in a long career with seven teams.