2017 hhof inductees

Fab Five called to the Hall

Andreychuk, Drake, Goyette, Kariya and Recchi to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Jason La Rose
June 26, 2017

It was a milestone Monday for five Team Canada alumni, who learned they will be part of the Class of 2017 to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Dave Andreychuk, Danielle Goyette, Paul Kariya and Mark Recchi will go into the player category this fall, while legendary coach Clare Drake will enter as a builder.

A closer look at the inductees…

Dave Andreychuk appeared only twice for Team Canada, both early in his career, and both resulted in medals.

A 640-goal scorer in the NHL, the Hamilton, Ont., native showed off his scoring touch at the 1983 IIHF World Junior Championship, netting six goals in seven games for the bronze medal-winning Canadians. Three of those six came in a seven-point game against Norway; 34 years later, it remains the most points scored by a Canadian in a World Juniors game (since tied by Mike Cammalleri and Gabriel Bourque).

Andreychuk capped his international career three years later at the 1986 IIHF World Championship, scoring three goals and adding two assists in 10 games as the Canadians earned bronze in the Soviet Union.

Clare Drake is the most successful hockey coach in Canadian university history, with 697 wins upon his 1989 retirement. Over the course of his career behind the bench, the Yorkton, Sask., native led the University of Alberta Golden Bears to six CIAU championships and 17 Canada West titles.

He also coached in the NHL and WHA, as well as internationally, serving as Canada’s National Men’s Team co-coach at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, guiding Canada to its first championship at the 1984 Spengler Cup, and acting as a mentor coach for Canada’s National Women’s Team leading up to the 1998 Olympic Winter Games.

He was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1989, was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2013, and received the Order of Hockey in Canada in 2014.

Danielle Goyette , a native of St-Nazaire, Que., was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Team from 1991 to 2007, winning two Olympic gold medals (2002, 2006) and eight gold medals at the IIHF World Women’s Championship (1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007).

In all, she earned 20 gold and four silver medals at major international competitions, including the Olympic Winter Games, IIHF World Women’s Championship, 3 Nations/4 Nations Cups and Pacific Rim championships, and retired as the second-leading scorer in Team Canada history (she sits fourth today), with 114 goals, 105 assists and 219 points.

Goyette will become just the fifth women’s hockey player to earn enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame and the third Canadian, alongside former teammates Angela James (2010) and Geraldine Heaney (2013).

Paul Kariya represented Canada on nine occasions during his career, including two Olympic Winter Games, three IIHF World Championships and two IIHF World Junior Championships; he was golden at all three, standing atop the podium at the Olympics (2002), worlds (1994) and World Juniors (1994), and finished his international career with 102 points (31 goals, 71 assists) in 79 games.

The North Vancouver, B.C., native played for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, Canada’s National Junior Team (twice) and Canada’s National Men’s Team in a span of less than two years, before leading Canada in scoring at the 1994 Olympics.

His Team Canada swan song came at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, where he joined arguably the greatest collection of Canadian talent ever assembled to help end Canada’s 50-year Olympic gold medal drought, scoring Canada’s first goal in the gold medal game victory over the United States.

Mark Recchi wore the red and white of Team Canada four times during his decorated career, earning gold medals at the IIHF World Junior Championship and IIHF World Championship.

Part of Canada’s gold medal-winning National Junior Team at the 1988 World Juniors in the Soviet Union, the Kamloops, B.C., native returned to national team duty five years later, joining fellow inductee Kariya to finish fourth at the 1993 world championship.

He added a worlds gold to his collection in 1997, posting six points in nine games to help Canada to the top prize in Finland, and earned a spot on the first Olympic team to include NHLers at the 1998 Games in Nagano, where he had two assists in five contests. Recchi finished with 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 29 international games.

The quintet will officially be enshrined during the induction ceremony on Nov. 13 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, joined by fellow inductees Teemu Selanne and Jeremy Jacobs.

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Hockey Canada
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Hockey Canada
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Hockey Canada
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