U.S. Hockey Hall in Eveleth Gains Three Members

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U.S. Hockey Hall in Eveleth Gains Three Members

July 12, 2012 Updated Jul 13, 2012 at 2:48 PM CDT

Colorado Springs, CO (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Lou Lamoriello, Mike Modano, and Eddie Olczyk were announced on Wednesday as the 2012 class to be enshrined in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, which has been located since 1973 in Eveleth.

Lamoriello is currently the general manager of the New Jersey Devils, helping guide the team to Stanley Cup championships in 1995, 2000, and 2003.

He has been with the New Jersey organization since 1987, serving as general manager of a single team longer than any other person in the NHL.

For a detailed biography of Lamoriello, visit the website of USA Hockey.

Modano, meanwhile, played 21 NHL seasons and is still the league's all-time leader in goals and points scored among American-born skaters.

Among other records, Modano also holds franchise records with the Dallas Stars for games played, goals, assists, and points. He was originally drafted by the Minnesota North Stars with the first overall pick in 1988, going on to win the 1999 Stanley Cup with Dallas.

For a detailed biography of Modano, visit the website of USA Hockey.

Olczyk, the third an final 2012 Hall of Fame inductee, played 16 professional seasons and won a Stanley Cup in 1994 with the New York Rangers.

His NHL career was split across six teams, totaling 342 goals and 452 assists in 1,031 games played. He also played nine times for the United States in international competition, including in the 1984 Winter Olympic Games.

For a detailed biography of Olczyk, visit the website of USA Hockey.

These three additions will make 156 total inductees for the United State Hockey Hall of Fame, with the dates and times of the official induction ceremonies still yet to be determined.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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