The Hockey Hall of Fame has announced their list of inductees for 2016. Gaining entrance to the Hall this year will be:
Lindros was a dominant power forward who played from 1992-93 to 2006-07 with the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Dallas Stars. His career was shortened by concussion trouble while he famously held out in 2000-01. He finished his playing days with 372 goals and 493 assists with 1,398 PIMS in 760 career regular season games.
Makarov spent most of his playing career in Russia but spent parts of 7 seasons in the NHL with the Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, and Dallas, collecting 384 points in 424 games. He led the Soviet League in scoring for 9 years and won 8 World Championships and 2 Olympic Gold Medals while being part of the famous ’KLM Line’ with Igor Larionov and Vladimir Krutov. His first season with the Flames was so strong that the NHL was forced to institute the “Makarov Rule,” restricting those eligible to win Rookie of the Year to those aged 27 or younger.
Vachon spent 17 years between the pipes for the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, and Boston Bruins before retiring in 1982. At the time of his retirement, he was fourth in all-time wins with 355. Today, that mark sits 18th on the all-time list. He won the Vezina Trophy in 1966-67 for the NHL’s best goaltender and won 3 Stanley Cup titles as well as a Canada Cup championship.
Quinn suited up in 606 NHL games over 9 seasons as a player but is being inducted posthumously as a builder. He was a long-time NHL coach with Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, and Edmonton, earning two Jack Adams Awards (for the best coach) in 1979-80 and 1991-92. He had a total of 684 career head coaching victories in the NHL as well as a Gold Medal in the Olympics in 2002.
The formal induction ceremony will take place Monday, November 14th at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario.