Lamoriello, Modano, Olczyk named to U.S. HHOF
Mike Modano, Lou Lamoriello (REUTERS) and Ed Olczyk (QMI File Photo).
Retired forwards Mike Modano and Ed Olczyk and New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello were announced Wednesday as inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
Modano, the career scoring leader among U.S.-born players with 561 NHL goals and 1,374 points, spent 20 of his 21 seasons with the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars franchise, He retired last September after spending his final season with the Detroit Red Wings.
Olczyk had 342 goals and 452 assists in 1,031 games with Chicago, Toronto, Winnipeg, the New York Rangers, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh Penguins. He played 16 years in the NHL, retiring in 2000.
Lamoriello, who will be honoured as a builder, is only three years removed from his enshrinement into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
Lamoriello has won the Stanley Cup three times in 24 seasons as president and general manager of the Devils, a U.S. World Cup gold medal in 1996, and had a 22-year career as a player, coach and athletic director at Providence.