Kariya was a three-time member of the NHL First All-Star Team who finished his NHL career as a point-per-game player with 989 (402 goals, 587 assists) in 989 games with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues. "I think for all his accomplishments in the NHL and internationally, being a gold medallist and being one of the game's best players, at a certain time in his career, he definitely meets the criteria to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame".
Recchi, a Stanley Cup victor with three teams during his 22-season NHL career and the 12th-highest scorer in League history (1,533 points), was elected after waiting four years.
"When I was a little boy growing up here in Finland, if someone had told me I was going to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame one day it would be really, really hard to believe that". He had 989 points in 989 games. It just shows he was effective enough to play that many games.
While he did not have the joy of raising the Stanley Cup like Selanne, Kariya did reach the Stanley Cup Final.
"To be honest I was a little bit waiting for the phone call today", said Selanne in an interview with the sports television network TSN. "According to Flyers.com, Recchi's 232 goals and 395 assists for 627 points in 602 games ranks eighth on the Flyers" all-time scoring list.
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Recchi started his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1988-1992, winning the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 1991. They spent several years alongside one another in Anaheim (plus one year in Colorado) and were one of the most lethal offensive duos the National Hockey League has ever seen.
A member of Team Canada at two Olympics, Kariya won gold and silver medals.
"Being elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame was the furthest thing from my mind when I purchased the team over 40 years ago", Jacobs said. After being drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1982 Entry Draft, Andreychuk played 11 seasons with the Sabres before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs where he scored 50 goals in the 1993-94 season.
Like Recchi, Anderychuk wasn't a flashy player that won a bunch of individual awards like Selanne and Kariya did.
Recchi was a three-time Stanley Cup victor and is in his fourth year of eligibility, with his best opportunity at gaining entry. He was a healthy scratch for much of his time here and sat out the end of the season with a knee injury that required surgery. His 640 career goals is 14th in league history.
Andreychuk led Tampa Bay to the franchise's first championship in 2004.