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Pat Burns Among Six Inductees To Hockey Hall Of Fame

By Larry Lage, AP Hockey Writer
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Pat Burns coaching the Bruins in 2000. (Photo by Steve Babineau /Allsport/Getty Images)

Pat Burns coaching the Bruins in 2000. (Photo by Steve Babineau /Allsport/Getty Images)

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(AP) — Dominik Hasek, Mike Modano, Peter Forsberg and Rob Blake are headed into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The four players were among six selected Monday for induction in November. The late Pat Burns will be enshrined as a coach in the builder category along with referee Bill McCreary.

Hasek, who was known as “the Dominator,” won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender six times, tying Bill Durnan’s total and trailing Jacques Plante’s record. He won two Hart Trophies as league MVP in 1997 and 1998 with the Buffalo Sabres. He was with the Detroit Red Wings when he hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2002.

Modano had 561 career goals and 1,374 points, both of which are records for players born in the U.S. The Michigan native was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars, became a star with the franchise in Dallas and ended his career with his hometown Red Wings.

Forsberg and Blake, who both won Stanley Cups with Colorado, are in the Triple Gold Club, a select group of hockey players who have won a Cup, Olympic and world gold medals.

Burns, who coached the New Jersey Devils to the 2003 Stanley Cup title, died of cancer at 58 in 2010. The police officer-turned-hockey coach won the Adams Trophy as the NHL’s top coach with three teams: Toronto, Montreal and Boston.

McCreary was an official for nearly 2,000 games, including 282 playoff games, from 1984 until he worked his last game on April 2, 2011.

Brendan Shanahan, Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer, Geraldine Heaney and the late Fred Shero were inducted last year. Eric Lindros, who scored 372 career goals and had 865 points, is among eligible players who have not been picked for induction.

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