TORONTO (AP) - Mark Messier, the NHL's second-leading career
scorer, highlights the newest class of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Also elected Thursday were players Ron Francis, Al MacInnis and
Scott Stevens. NHL executive Jim Gregory was voted in as a builder.
Messier trails only longtime teammate Wayne Gretzky on the NHL's
All four players were on the ballot for the first time. Other
eligible players who didn't make it in included Adam Oates, Igor
Larionov and Claude Lemieux.
The induction ceremony for the Hall, which allows a maximum of
four players in each year, will be held Nov. 12.
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