Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi Headline 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame Class

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2017

FILE - This April 13, 2014 file photo shows Anaheim Ducks' Teemu Selanne, of Finland, who plans to retire after the season, acknowledging the fans as he is honored after an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche in Anaheim, Calif.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)
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The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its 2017 inductees Monday, honoring former players Dave Andreychuk, Danielle Goyette, Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi and Teemu Selanne along with former coach Clare Drake and Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs.

It's notable that Kariya and Selanne would go into the Hall of Fame in the same year, as the pair played together for the Anaheim Ducks from 1996 to 2001. They formed one of hockey's most exciting pairs for the young Ducks franchise.

In total, Kariya was a five-time All-Star and two-time Lady Byng Trophy winner who accumulated 402 goals and 587 assists in his career. He played nine seasons for the Ducks while adding stints with the Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues.

Selanne, meanwhile, was a four-time All-Star who won the 1992-93 Calder Memorial Trophy and the 1998-99 Maurice Richard Trophy. He played 15 seasons with the Ducks and finished his long career with 684 goals (11th in NHL history) and 773 assists.

Recchi was a one-time All-Star and three-time Stanley Cup champion who played in the NHL from 1988 to 2011. He scored 577 goals and added 956 assists in his career. He played for seven different teams in his career, most notably with the Philadelphia Flyers (10 seasons), Pittsburgh Penguins (seven seasons) and Montreal Canadiens (five seasons). He won titles with the Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins.

Andreychuk won a Stanley Cup title of his own in 2004 with the Tampa Bay Lightning and reached two All-Star Games. He scored 640 goals and added 698 assists in his career. Goyette was a two-time Olympic gold medalist for Canada (2002, 2006) and eight-time world champion who scored 113 goals and 105 assists in 171 games for the national team.

Drake is the winningest coach in Canadian college hockey history. Jacobs has been the owner of the Bruins since 1975, overseeing the Bruins during six trips to the Stanley Cup Final and a title in the 2010-11 season.