Former NHL stars Pavel Bure and Phil Housley are among five chosen for induction into the International Ice Hockey Federation's Hall of Fame.
Bure, known as the ''Russian Rocket,'' scored 437 goals and added 342 assists in 702 NHL games over 12 seasons with Vancouver, Florida and the New York Rangers. He is joined by fellow players Housley, Raimo Helminen and Milan Novy in the 2012 class announced Friday.
Longtime NHL coach Andy Murray will also go into the Hall in the builder's category at the induction ceremony on May 20 in Helsinki, Finland -- the site of next year's hockey world championship.
Kent Angus will receive the Paul Loicq Award for outstanding contributions to the IIHF and international hockey.
''It's difficult to compare inductee classes year from year, but this is really an outstanding group,'' IIHF president Rene Fasel said in a statement. ''Each of the selected greats meant so much to his respective national team program.''
Housley, a defenseman who was one of ...