Longtime NHLers Joe Nieuwendyk and Ed Belfour will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November, along with Mark Howe and Doug Gilmour. Our congrats to each on securing the honor.
Nieuwendyk, 44, played 80 games for the Panthers, scoring 31 goals and 33 assists in what became his final stint in the league, ultimately cut short by recurring injuries in December of 2006. He is the current general manager of the Dallas Stars.
Signed by former GM Mike Keenan following the trade of Roberto Luongo to Vancouver, Belfour, 46, appeared in 58 games for Florida during the 2006-07 season, compiling a 27-17-10 record with 1 shutout, a bruised firetruck, and a swandive worthy of Olympic competition.