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Four named to Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:02:06 +0000

Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) - Four players -- Eric Lindros , Sergei Makarov , Rogie Vachon and Pat Quinn - were named to the Class of 2016 of the Hockey Hall of Fame by the 18-member selection committee.

The 2016 Induction Celebration will be held November 14 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

One of the top players in the NHL in the mid-1990s , Lindros was on the League's All-Rookie team in 1993 and won the Hart Trophy as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers in 1995 after finishing with 70 points in 46 games.

Lindros followed that with a NHL career-high 115 points in 73 games in the 1995-96 season.

"I was very fortunate to have coaches, teammates, billets and parents who supported me throughout my career." Lindros said. "It also takes a lot of luck to get to the NHL."

In 760 career NHL games, Lindros scored 372 goals and 865 points for the Flyers, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars.

Makarov spent the first 11 seasons of his hockey career in Russia, winning eight World Championship gold medals, two Olympic gold medals and two World Junior Championship gold medals as part of the Red Army team.

He was chosen by the Calgary Flames in the 12th round (No. 231) of the 1983 NHL Draft, made his NHL debut for Calgary in 1989, and won the Calder Trophy as the League's top rookie after scoring 24 goals and 86 points in 80 games.

He had 384 points in 424 NHL games between 1989-97 as a member of the Flames, San Jose Sharks and Stars.

Vachon was a goaltender from 1966-1982 for the Montreal Canadiens , Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins. He won the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1968 and 1969.

Quinn, inducted in the Builders category, was a longtime NHL coach of the Flyers, Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers. After nine seasons as a player, Quinn joined the Flyers as an assistant coach in 1977.

Over the next 40 years he held coaching, managing and president positions in the League and with Team Canada. At the time of his death on Nov. 23, 2014, he was Chair of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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