Hockey Hall of Fame's 2015 class set for induction ceremony

NHL greats Chris Pronger, Nicklas Lidstrom, Phil Housley and Sergei Fedorov, and women's hockey star Angela Ruggiero are among those who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night in Toronto.

4 NHL greats, women's star to be honoured

The five players being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this year are, from left, Angela Ruggiero, Chris Pronger, Nicklas Lidstrom, Phil Housley and Sergei Fedorov. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Here's a look at the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2015 that will be inducted Monday night in Toronto:

Nicklas Lidstrom

Born: April 28, 1970 in Vasteras, Sweden

Position: Defenceman

Stats: 264 goals, 878 assists, 1,142 points in 1,564 NHL games

Greatest career accomplishment: History will remember the seven Norris Trophies and four Stanley Cups, but Lidstrom's greatest joy may be helping Sweden win a gold medal at the 2006 Olympics.

Chris Pronger

Born: Oct. 10, 1974 in Dryden, Ont.

Position: Defenceman

Stats: 157 goals, 541 assists, 698 points in 1,167 NHL games

Greatest career accomplishment: The 2000 Hart Trophy winner won just about everywhere he went, capturing gold with Canada several times and the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.

Sergei Fedorov

Born: Dec. 13, 1969 in Pskov, USSR

Position: Centre

Stats: 483 goals, 696 assists, 1,179 points in 1,248 NHL games

Greatest career accomplishment: Fedorov led a wave of Russian stars into the NHL, becoming the first player from his country to hit 1,000 points and inspiring a generation of stars including Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin.

Phil Housley

Born: March 9, 1964 in St. Paul, Minn.

Position: Defenceman

Stats: 338 goals, 894 assists, 1,232 points in 1,495 NHL games

Greatest career accomplishment: A long-awaited induction, Housley probably shouldn't be as he put up the second-most points of an American-born player in NHL history, behind only Mike Modano.

Angela Ruggiero

Born: Jan. 3, 1980 in Harper Woods, Mich.

Position: Defenceman

Stats: 6 goals, 9 assists, 15 points in 21 Olympic Games

Greatest career accomplishment: Considered the best American-born defenceman in the women's game, she helped the United States win gold in the first-ever women's tournament at the Olympics in 1998 and also has two silver medals and one bronze.

Peter Karmanos Jr. (builder category)

Born: March 11, 1943 in Detroit

Position: Owner

Stats: One Stanley Cup

Greatest career accomplishment: It's not the 2006 Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes but rather the build-up of junior hockey in Michigan, which wouldn't have happened without him.

Bill Hay (builder category)

Born: Dec. 8, 1935 in Saskatoon

Position: Centre/executive

Stats: 113 goals, 273 assists, 386 points in 506 NHL games

Greatest career accomplishment: The first NCAA graduate to play in the NHL, Hay helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961 and oversaw Hockey Canada and the Calgary Flames later in his hockey life.


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