The Hall calls Dino, Cammi (Updated)


Here’s the official release from the Hockey Hall of Fame:

TORONTO (June 22, 2010) — Bill Hay, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors, Jim Gregory and Pat Quinn, Co-Chairmen of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee, announced today that Dino Ciccarelli, Cammi Granato and Angela James have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player Category.  In the Builder Category, Jimmy Devellano and the late Daryl “Doc” Seaman was elected.  The vote took place today at the annual meeting of the Selection Committee in Toronto.

“The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these five hockey legends as Honoured Members,” said Jim Gregory. “Their contributions to the game of hockey are well documented and their election to the Hockey Hall of Fame is richly deserved.”

A native of Sarnia, Ontario, Dino Ciccarelli played four seasons for the London Knights setting a team record for goals with 72 in 1977-78.  An undrafted free agent, he made his debut with the Minnesota North Stars in 1980-81, played nine seasons with the Stars, leading the team in scoring five times.  Overall, he played 19 NHL seasons with five teams recording 608 goals and 592 assists in 1,232 games played.
“This is a tremendous honour that I will cherish for the rest of my life,” said Ciccarelli.  “I really appreciate the support of my coaches, the fans and mostly importantly my family throughout my 19 year career.”

Cammi Granato was ECAC Player of the Year three consecutive seasons from 1991-93, while playing for Providence College.  She then played in Canada for the Concordia Stingers, helping that team to three Quebec titles.  Granato was also a 15-year member of the U.S. Women’s National Team beginning in 1990 and led Team USA to the gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics.

“I dreamed of being in the NHL my entire life and this certainly makes up for those dreams,” said Granato.  “Being amongst the first women to play at college and later at the Olympics, it certainly was worthwhile being a hockey pioneer.”

Toronto native Angela James starred in the 1970s and early 1980s in the Central Ontario Women’s League and was the league’s leading scorer for eight seasons and MVP on six occasions.  A medalist in 12 National Championships, she was MVP in eight of them.  Angela has also won four world championship gold medals (1990, 1992, 1994 and 1997).

“On behalf of everyone in women’s hockey, I am truly honoured,” said James. “As a kid I went to the Hall and was in awe of those who had been inducted.  I am delighted to to be able to join them.”

In the Builder Category, long-time Detroit Red Wings executive, Jim Devellano and posthumously a founding owner of the Calgary Flames, Daryl Seaman were honoured.

“I’d like to thank the Selection Committee for naming me,” said Devellano.  “This game is all about the people and since Lynn Patrick gave me my first break I’ve been fortunate to be associated with great people.”

The 2010 Induction Celebration will be held on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.   For more information regarding the 2010 Induction Weekend/Celebration, visit

About HHOF: Established in 1943, the Hockey Hall of Fame is a museum and place of entertainment offering state-of-the-art exhibits, multimedia presentations and educational programming from its premises at Brookfield Place, Toronto, Canada where its operations have flourished since June 1993.  Its mandate is to recognize and honour the achievements of individuals who bring special distinction to the game of hockey, and to collect, preserve and exhibit objects, images and resource materials connected with the game as it is played in Canada and throughout the world.


EVENING UPDATE, 7:05 P.M.: Two other significant bits of news today:

1) Tom Renney was named head coach of the Oilers after Pat Quinn moved (was kicked?) upstairs. Good for Tom! I know a lot of you guys don’t like him, but he’s a fine person, a gentleman, and I think he will prove he is a very good coach if he ever finds himself in the right situation. I don’t think the Rangers were that, nor do I believe the Oilers will be.

2) The NHLPA announced today that it will exercise its option to extend the current CBA through 2011-12. The lockout-born CBA was due to expire on Sept. 15 of 2011. So that’s one more year without a strike or a lockout. Then? Who knows?

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  1. I was wondering if the third person would come in with HaHaHa! and so on.

    And I’m not so thrilled with Dino getting in, you know, with all his character/off-ice issues.

    Sorry about the Carping, Linda.

    Good evening, Sally!

  2. Don’t know if this was mentioned or not…but the Rangers have 1 Saturday home game this year.


    And what game is that? The last game of the year! WTF!

  3. damnit, that HaHaha person should have been me!! LOL!!
    Carpy, you know I take the carping as a badge of honor lol

  4. I’m glad for Tom Renney.
    He was good for the Rangers and always acted with class in all of the interviews I saw him do.

  5. Blue Seat Horror on

    Every time I hear that a player has been traded I find that I am clenching my teeth and my palms get sweaty. I’m waiting. Waiting. Can’t sleep at night.

    Sather is toying with me. Waiting for me to drop my guard and then bam. Jokinen’s cap relief is gone on another player who’s in career free-fall. And Sather is happy he got him to sign for the Rangers by outbidding the other teams (even though other teams weren’t calling).

    I’ve taken to wearing a tinfoil cap so Sather can’t read my mind and discover who my favorite Ranger is.

  6. Got it Linda! Very peeved about this Saturday situation. Its difficult to get there on time for a weeknight game…wtf am i supposed to do all year? ANGRY!

  7. Well Dino did have his off ice problems, but he did score roughly 1200 points in 1200 career games.

    I’m suprised Neuwendyk didn’t get in.

  8. Blue Seat Horror on

    Having flashbacks to the conversation between Sather and Wade Redden’s agent:

    Sather: The Rangers are interested in signing Wade. We think he can help our power play. Has anybody else asked about him?

    Agent: N-yeah! I gotta tell you Glen, he’s really in demand, but if you’d be willing to pay a little more than market for him I can talk to him just for you and see if he’ll sign.

  9. Blue Seat, ha! (or sorry, ha x whatever number I am now).

    yay Cammi!!!! I think I’m most happy for that. Hmmmm. Sorry Eric….?

  10. Despite his stats, I never liked Ciccarelli.

    and congrats ilb!

    OK heads, long day….enjoy and I’ll catch up tomorrow. (wicky, $5 or the euro equivalent says I don’t wicky/laurel!)


  11. Dino did have an infamous on ice incident where he two handed (i think) luke richardson

  12. Good move by the Sharks. Nabby will never get them to the Cup, and he’ll never get Gold with Russia, unless as a backup.

    Who replaces him though? Will they go with the sophomore? Greiss, I think his name is. Not much experience.

  13. Blue Seat Horror on

    Orr, as per TSN, Wilson said something about not wanting to pay alot for a goalie, because the Hawks did it with Niemi (827k). Probably give Greiss and chance and look for a vet to tandem.

    ilb, resigning Marleau was also hinted at in the article.

  14. a quick HELLO to everyone
    been absent for too long.

    Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was a great time
    but exhausting for me. 4 days, temps in 90s to low 100s with high humidity and little cloud cover
    and then walking nearly 40 miles over that time.

    then as soon as i come home it’s been nonstop work…with more today
    but i did run off for a few hours to see Kick Ass (finally!!)
    and go for a walk in the park.

    sorry Carp
    but i can’t remember all the off ice stuff from Dino
    so i’m unable to dislike his nomination.

    this may have already been covered but i heard that
    Boston has traded for Nathan Horton…….good luck with that. now, the Bruins have him and Savard with concussion pasts.

  15. Blue Seat Horror on

    jpg, do you think the Bruins should trade for Gagne and complete the broken eggshell line?

  16. jpg, good to see you.

    he had the Luke Richardson stick swing … I think he went to jail for that one, though I could be mistaken. Then there was an incident in a limo with an underaged girl.

  17. Happy for Renney. His boring defensive style at least got the Rangers in the playoffs. (as well as Jagr carrying the offense). And his maturity and articulate speaking style made him an impressive coach to listen to. He represented the Rangers well. As opposed to the red-faced, temper tantrums, “refuse to answer a question” rantings of our current coach.

  18. ZzZz NYR ZzZzllo " Bring on the season already!!! " … says Greg L. on

    HAHA my brothers favorite team ,The Oilers have Renny!!! Hes gonna call me and ask how he was as a coach …then im gonna laugh!!!

    On the topic the other threads : Lindros , the much hated Lindros. The Carreer span of hockey player was like 7 years average and it slightly higher now but Eric did play enough to be considered. Bobby Orr played in alot less games due to injury . Eric Lindros never won a cup like Bourque but when he was on the ice …everyone knew it. He played reckless in which his carreer suffered. He does deserve to be in . He helped change the game . If garbage like Scott steven never went for head shot then the Big E would have lasted longer for us when he came aboard finally.

    High-larious Cr9 … tanks fer using that word bro!!

  19. ZzZz NYR ZzZzllo " Bring on the season already!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Devils are garbage!!! Azzlanders still suck. Lose again you morons cuz with 20 #1 picks ya still will bow down to the Rangers. Oh yeah did I mention marty is fat? umm being fat( Obese, heavey ,big boned ,chubby , heavly insulated )is ok for you and me. For an Athlete like Fatty Martty it is bad. Very bad. Hes in retirement mode but is still playing and eatting chocalate bars!! Im thinking a new “Martty” rule should be in affect..measure the GIRTH of his belly!!! Im serious, it coveres alotta pucks!!! YO BUTTMAN ,we need a new rule change!!!

  20. Czechtheout!!!! on

    Have not posted since the end of the season. Just wanted to chime in a bit on some things.
    First, Renney gets rewarded for running the worst powerplay in the league. Simply amazing how these clowns keep getting recycled.

    Great move signing Stepan and probably McDonaugh as well as the norwegan smurf.

    I would love to draft El Nino!! Would also love to trade up to the third or fourth spot and get Cam Fowler.

    That’s it for now. See you after the draft.

  21. GREG makes me want the season to come even sooner…i love his passion! I think Callahan could be a 30 goal scorer on this team. He has gotten more confident every season, and his U.S. Olympic experience really displayed the strong character he exhibits as a player and person on the ice. Of course, Dubi is my fave tho, and i can’t wait to see how he has improved…he really needs to bulk up a bit, as i am sure he will as he grows a bit older.

  22. wicky (draft Dylan McIlrath in the first round!!) on

    I don’t mean any disrespect here at all, but this is absolutely what I’m talking about when I say I do not understand most ranger fans (honestly not trying to pick on czech here at all) and what they think this team needs and what the team really needs…..would love to move up to third or fourth spot and get fowler???? If we move up to third or fourth spot the last guy we should draft is fowler, we should be drafting Gudbranson at that spot!!!!

  23. If I see the ****** name Dublowsky one more god damn time, Im gonna get angry. Stop it, Orr. Right now. Got it?! :)

  24. Anyone else watching the Tie Domi sucker punch Ulfie game from 1995?

    It’s amazing how different the roster is 1 year removed from winning the stanley cup. Ferraro, Robataille, Verbeek, and Samuelsonto name a few.

    Which also reminds me of one of the worst trades in Rangers history – shipping Zubov to Pittsburgh. :(

    I found an interesting article from April 1994 on the NY Times website – it talks about the Rangers russian contingent.

  25. carp don’t quit the day job

    June 22nd, 2010 at 11:13 am
    I think LeClair and Bondra are going in, no doubt

  26. cr

    cambell is son of colin campbell the czar of discipline. so be careful since he is now on boston

    the over 35 thing would only affect thomas if he was 35 already when he signed his current contract. that i can’t help you with as i don’t know when he signed.

  27. ZzZz NYR ZzZzllo " Bring on the season already!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Hey Hey Mao !!! Lots of fun ahead and yeah Callahan will be golden. Dubinsky will be great if we don’t unload him for Spezza . I like Spezza ‘s youth and his natural talent. I’d want Dubinsky to stay but if we can hook up to a Spezzza man…yeah!!!

    Cr9 , Just ignore him cuz hes just all mad that Dubi hasnt scored 50 goals yet. He heard a few rumours and oh yeah ..the hold out. ORR is still punishing Dubi for his holding out on us. Thats between you two , I probally shouldnt of said anything.

  28. ZzZz NYR ZzZzllo " Bring on the season already!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Oh yeah day job ,dont quit yer day job . If that was an insult to Carp …wise up shoeshine boy and stop being such an idiot.

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