Wed, Nov 15, 2006 - Page 19 News List

Patrick Roy inducted into Hall of Fame

AFP , TORONTO

In this handout photo provided by the Hockey Hall of Fame, from left to right, Dick Duff, Harley Hotchkiss, Patrick Roy and Dan Brooks attend the Hockey Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Toronto, Canada, on Monday. Brooks received the honor for his father, the late Herb Brooks, who was inducted along with Duff, Hotchkiss and Roy.

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Patrick Roy, the NHL's all-time winning goaltender, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame along with six-time Stanley Cup winner Dick Duff and the late coach Herb Brooks on Monday.

Roy won 551 games and four Stanley Cup championships -- two with the Montreal Canadiens and two with the Colorado Avalanche -- during his 18-year National Hockey League career.

Roy was a lock to get elected in his first year of eligibility as the all-time winningest goalie, both in the regular season and playoffs (151).

Roy also is the all-time leader in games (1,029) and shutouts with 66 and the only three-time winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP.

An 11-time All-Star and three-time Vezina Trophy winner, Roy played 11 seasons with the Canadiens, winning Stanley Cups in 1986 and 1993, before being traded to Colorado in December 1995.

Roy won two more Cups with the Avalanche in 1996 and 2001 and is the only goalie to win over 200 regular-season games with two different teams. Roy, 41, retired after the 2003 season and currently coaches the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Quebec Remparts, who won the 2006 Memorial Cup.

Terrance "Dick" Duff, a member of six Stanley Cup-winning teams, and Calgary Flames owner Harley Hotchkiss join Brooks and Roy in the Class of 2006.

Duff joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as a left wing in 1955-1956 at the age of 19. He played eight seasons with Toronto and was a member of back-to-back Cup-winning teams in 1962 and 1963. After a brief stop with the New York Rangers, Duff was traded to the Canadiens and played for four more Cup champions -- in 1965, 1966, 1968 and 1969.

"I'm very happy to be selected, and it is extra special for me given that today is my mother's birthday -- if she were still alive, she would have been 101," Duff said. "I appreciate all my teammates in the NHL who taught me how to win at the highest level of the game."

Brooks, who coached a team of US college players to the greatest upset in the history of the US ice hockey.

Brooks will be remembered as the US Olympic hockey coach who orchestrated the "Miracle on Ice" win over the powerful Soviet Union en route to an improbable gold medal in 1980 at Lake Placid, New York.

Brooks was killed in a single-car accident on Aug. 11, 2003 in Forest Lake, Minnesota at the age of 66.

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