5 players with Hamilton roots in the Hockey Hall of Fame
On Tuesday, another group of hopefuls will be immortalized when the Hockey Hall of Fame inducts it's newest members.
The high scoring left winger was the captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning team that won the Stanley cup in 2004. He scored 97 points in 162 NHL playoff games.
Here's a video about Andreychuk's induction to the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame in 2011:
In light of the ceremony, here's a list of players linked to Hamilton that have made the cut through the years.
Dye was a fairly small guy for a hockey player, but he well known for his deft stick handling and booming slapshot.
He played for 12 NHL seasons, scoring 201 goals in 271 regular season games.
Dye is one of an illustrious group of NHL players to score five goals in a single game. He was inducted into the hall of fame in 1970.
Howell played 17 seasons with the New York Rangers and was known as one of the better defencemen in the league.
Though he never won the Stanley Cup as a player, he was a scout for the Edmonton Oiler's team that took the championship in 1990.
The Norris Trophy winner was inducted into the hall of fame in 1979.
A legendary goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens, Dryden won six Stanley cups in the '70s while backstopping a prolific Habs team.
Dryden won the Vezina Trophy five times as the league's best goaltender. He was inducted into the hall of fame in 1983.
Though not from Hamilton, Malone spent two seasons with the Hamilton Tigers in the early '20s.
Considered one of the NHL's first scoring greats, Malone holds the record for most goals scored in a single game with a lofty seven pucks in the net.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame 1950.
Irvin was a centreman with the Chicago Blackhawks, playing three seasons in the '20s.
As a coach, he won four Stanley Cups, with Chicago, Montreal and Toronto.
He also lost in the Stanley Cup final a record 12 times as a coach.