Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  By DANA WAKIJI  |  Last updated 6/23/14
The Hockey Hall of Fame welcomed two former Red Wings on Monday. Goaltender Dominik Hasek, who won the Stanley Cup with the Wings in 2002 and 2008, and Livonia, Mich. native Mike Modano got the call that they were among the 2014 inductees. "What a great honor for me to be inducted," Hasek said on a conference call. "I'm very thankful today. I am very proud I played hockey for such a long time with some great guys." Said Modano: "I'm speechless. I'm lost for words at what this means to be, to all of us, to get a call like this." Rob Blake and Peter Forsberg are the other two player inductees. Coach Pat Burns is being inducted posthumously in the Builder category. Bill McCreary rounds out the group in the Referee/Linesman category. Hasek's accomplishments are well-documented. He won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender six times, won the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP in 1997 and 1998.  Hasek also won an Olympic gold medal in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. When Hasek was told he was the seventh player from the Wings' 2002 Cup team to become a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, he wasn't shocked. "It was one of my best years I remember playing hockey," Hasek said. "I remember the 2001-2002 season, from day one, I played with so many great players, so many stars. Our goal was to win the Cup and nothing else.  "With so many great players, I never played before, never played after. I don't know if there will ever be so many players from one team in the Hockey Hall of Fame. I never played with so many great players in my life." After someone else answered a question, Hasek said he had forgotten to say something. "I also have to say I played for the greatest coach in Scotty Bowman," Hasek said. "Not only great players but a great coach." Modano spent most of his 22-season career with the Dallas Stars, originally starting out when the team was the Minnesota North Stars. Modano is the top goal-scorer with 561 and points-scorer with 1,374 among American-born players. Although he spent just one season with the Wings, Modano said it was a memorable one. "I'm just grateful I played in front of friends and family for the team I grew up rooting for," Modano said. "I don't regret it. I got to play with great players, world-class talent. Unfortunately it got cut short when I had the tendons in my wrist cut.  "I would have loved another year or two if I had been healthy. It's another great stepping stone, another great chapter." The induction ceremony will be held Nov. 17 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
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