Roberto Luongo, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin Among 2022 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVJune 27, 2022

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The Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2022 was announced Monday, featuring brothers Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin.

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The class also included former NHL stars Roberto Luongo and Daniel Alfredsson as well as women's hockey player Riikka Sallinen. Herb Carnegie was also inducted in the builder category.

Candidates must receive at least 75 percent of the vote from the 18-member selection committee in order to earn a place in the Hall of Fame. There is also a maximum of four former male players in each year, with only two female players eligible in each class.

The builder category also allows for those who made contributions to the sport off the ice, which makes Carnegie a worthy selection even 10 years after his death:

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I love the selection of the late Herb Carnegie as a builder in the Hockey Hall of Fame. I got to know him in his later years: he was a fascinating man with a fascinating story to tell.

Carnegie, a Black Canadian, faced racism during his playing career in the 1940s, spending time in the Quebec Senior Hockey League but never getting a chance in the NHL.

The Sedin brothers are also worthy inclusions in the Hall of Fame, and it's fitting they get a chance to go in together on the first ballot.

Daniel and Henrik were drafted No. 2 and No. 3 overall, respectively, in the 1999 draft by the Vancouver Canucks. They stuck with the team their entire careers, playing from 2000-18 while serving as captain and alternate captain.

They each had one season leading the NHL in points, while Henrik won the Hart Trophy as MVP in 2009-10. In 2017-18, the duo shared the King Clancy Award for humanitarian contributions. Though they never won a Stanley Cup, they reached the final in 2011.

The brothers also helped Sweden win the Olympic gold medal in 2006 and the world championship in 2013.

Luongo was also on that 2011 Canucks roster, but he appeared for three teams during his 19-year career. The goalie currently has the fourth-most wins in NHL history as a goalie (489) and ranks second in games played and saves. He also won two world titles with Canada.

Alfredsson got in on his sixth year of eligibility with a resume that includes 1,157 points, a Calder Trophy in 1996 and the 2006 Olympic gold medal for Sweden.

Sallinen starred across an extended career in Finland, helping the women's team win bronze at the Olympics in 1998 and 2018.

The latest class also keeps several notable names out of the Hall of Fame, including Rod Brind'Amour, Jeremy Roenick, Pierre Turgeon and Henrik Zetterberg.


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