Two Former Red Wings In Latest Class Of NHL Hall Of Fame
By Ashley Dunkak
DETROIT (CBS DETROIT) – Of the five new members of the NHL Hall of Fame, two are former Detroit Red Wings – Chris Chelios and Brendan Shanahan.
Chelios, who won three Norris Trophies as the best defenseman in the league, also won two Stanley Cups with the Red Wings. The 11-time All-Star played 1,651 games over his time with the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Red Wings.
Shanahan recorded 656 goals and 698 assists in his 21-year career that included time with the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers and Red Wings. An eight-time All-Star, Shanahan holds the distinction of being the only player in history to record at least 600 goals and at least 2,000 penalty minutes. The forward won three Stanley Cups in his decade with Detroit.
The other individuals inducted were defenseman Scott Niedermayer, female player Geraldine Heaney and NHL coach Fred Shero.