Olczyk Gets Call To U.S. Hockey’s Hall Of Fame
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(AP) — Lou Lamoriello, New Jersey’s longtime general manager, Mike Modano, who won a Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars, and Eddie Olczyk, who won one with the New York Rangers and is the current TV analyst for the Chicago Blackhawks, were named Wednesday to this year’s induction class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
Olczyk was the third overall pick of 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.
Lamoriello has led the Devils to three Stanley Cup titles and five Eastern Conference crowns. Since he took over in 1987, the Devils have secured nine division titles and won the Cup in 1995, 2000, and 2003.
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 is also the TV analyst for NBC’s national broadcasts.
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