TORONTO - Former Red Wing forward Brendan Shanahan missed out on the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Instead, twelve-time All-Star and former Colorado Avalanche center Joe Sakic was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, joining Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates as the newest class of inductees.
The four former NHL stars were chosen by the hall's 18-member selection committee. The induction ceremony will be held on Nov. 12.
Sakic had 625 goals and 1,016 assists in his 20-year NHL career, all with Colorado Avalanche franchise dating to 1988 when it was the Quebec Nordiques.
Sundin, also selected in his first year of eligibility, had 564 goals and 785 assists in his 18-year career -- including 13 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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