In the wrap up of this year’s IIHF World Hockey Championships, the organization has announced its 2017 class of Hall of Fame inductees. Amongst those honored were NHL legends Joe Sakic, Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu.
All three players have had long and storied NHL careers and tremendous success on the international stage, as well. Sakic, still with the Colorado Avalanche in a management position after decades with the organization as a player, scored a remarkable1641 points in 1378 games played. Selanne, known mostly for his time in Anaheim with the Ducks scored 1457 points in 1451 games played. Koivu, no slouch himself, managed 809 career points in 1124 career games.
Internationally, Sakic has represented Canada on multiple occasions and both Selanne and Koivu have represented their homeland Finland, as well.