Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 12/12/11
ST. LOUIS Former Blue Keith Tkachuk will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2011 tonight in Chicago. The 39th U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction class also includes Chris Chelios, Mike Emrick, Ed Snider and Gary Suter. Through parts of nine seasons with the Blues, Tkachuk accumulated 208 goals and 219 assists for 427 points as well as 677 penalty minutes in 543 appearances. The four-time United States Olympian and Silver Medalist (2002) ranks fourth in franchise history in power play goals (96), fifth in goals, sixth in points and seventh in game-winning goals (29). A five-time NHL All-Star, Tkachuk ranks second in career goals (538) and fifth in total points (1,065) among U.S. born players. NOTES: The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame elected its first class in 1973. To date, there are 148 enshrined members in the Hall. For information on the members of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, visit the Hall's official web site at USHockeyHallofFame.com ... U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductees are chosen on the basis of extraordinary contribution to the sport of hockey in the United States ... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, located in Eveleth, Minn., is open daily. For hours of operation, visit USHockeyHallMuseum.com or call 800-443-7825.
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