Seven New NHL Hall of Famers
TORONTO (AP) — Stanley Cup winners Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Sergei Fedorov and former NHL star Phil Housley are among the seven newcomers in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Joining them in the class of 2015 are Angela Ruggiero, Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos Jr. They also were voted into the shrine.
Lidstrom earned seven Norris Trophies as the NHL's top defenseman and won four Stanley Cups with Detroit. Fedorov was his longtime teammate. Housley has the most points of any American defenseman.
Pronger hasn't played since November 2011 because of post-concussion syndrome. He works for the league.
Hay, a former president of Hockey Canada, and Karmanos, the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, made it in the builder category. Ruggiero was a defenseman on four United States teams in the Olympics and is the fourth woman to be elected to the Hall of Fame.