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DENVER - JANUARY 24: Joe Sakic #19 of the Colorado Avalanche slides in to protect the goal side of the ice against Rhett Warrener #44 of the Calgary Flames in the second period on January 24, 2006 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Twelve-time All-Star Joe Sakic was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday in his first year of eligibility, joining Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates as the newest class of inductees. The four former NHL stars were chosen by the hall's 18-member selection committee. The induction ceremony will be held on Nov. 12. Sakic had 625 goals and 1,016 assists in his 20-year NHL career, all with Colorado Avalanche franchise dating to 1988 when it was the Quebec Nordiques. Sundin, also selected in his first year of eligibility, had 564 goals and 785 assists in his 18-year career - including 13 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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