Former Penguins Player, Coach Olczyk Joins Hall of Fame

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Former Penguins Player, Coach Olczyk Joins Hall of Fame
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NEWARK, N.J. — Eddie Olczyk remembers the series as if it was yesterday. It was the spring of 1994, and his New York Rangers outlasted the New Jersey Devils in a thrilling, seven-game series to secure the Eastern Conference title. The Rangers went on to win the Stanley Cup. The Devils went home. But Olczyk figured the latter would be back soon. “You just knew it,” Olczyk said. “With Lou Lamoriello in charge, and because of his leadership, you knew they were on the verge of something special. There was no question about it.” He was right. And Wednesday, the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame honored both for their accomplishments.

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