2019 Hockey Hall Of Fame Class Introduced
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

(UNDATED) - Canadian women's star Hayley Wickenheiser was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility. Wickenheiser headlines the 2019 class announced Tuesday that includes former NHL players Sergei Zubov and Guy Carbonneau, Czech hockey star Vaclav Nedomansky and builders Jim Rutherford and Jerry York. Wickenheiser on Nov. 18 will be the seventh woman to go into the hall. In 79 international games over 21 seasons, Wickenheiser recorded 58 goals and 88 assists for 146 points. She won four Olympic gold medals, seven world championship golds, one Olympic silver and six world championship silvers. Zubov put up 888 points in 1,232 NHL regular-season and playoff games and won the Stanley Cup twice. The Russian defenseman also won the 1992 Olympic gold medal and 1989 world junior gold medal. Carbonneau was a teammate of Zubov's on the 1999 NHL champion Dallas Stars and also won the Stanley Cup with Montreal Canadiens in 1986 and 1993. He's a three-time Selke Trophy winner as the league's best defensive forward. Nedomansky helped Czechoslovakia earn the 1968 Olympic silver medal and win the 1972 world championships. He was the first player to defect from the other side of the Iron Curtain, started in the World Hockey Association and went on to record 278 points in 421 NHL games. Rutherford, a longtime general manager of Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins, built teams that won the Cup in 2006, 2016 and 2017. York coached Bowling Green and Boston College to five national titles and has the most wins of any active NCAA Division I men's hockey coach.