Posted November 11, 2013 on AP on Fox

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 30: Brendan Shanahan #18 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Prudential Center on January 30, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Penguins 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
It's a ritual of Hockey Hall of Fame induction weekend for members of the selection committee to read the plaques of incoming members. As chairman Pat Quinn read Brendan Shanahan's on Friday, he paused to go off script. ''The only player in NHL history to record 600 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes,'' Quinn read aloud before ad-libbing. ''You can imagine him giving out the fines and the suspensions today.'' That was worth a laugh, just like when fellow class of 2013 inductee Chris Chelios joked during Saturday's fan forum that ''Shanny's getting too involved'' in league discipline. That's now Shanahan's job as the NHL's vice president of player safety. Playing on the edge during his 21 seasons, Shanahan put up 656 goals and 698 assists, numbers that made him worthy of induction Monday night along with defensemen Chelios and Scott Niedermayer, late coach Fred Shero, and Canadian women's team defenseman Geraldine Heaney. But NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman believes Shanahan's legacy...
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