Dave Andreychuk got the call he'd be waiting for.
After his playing career wrapped up 11 years ago, the former first round pick by the Sabres in the 1982 draft was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday.
“When I look back I always think of hockey as a team game and it was never about me.” said Andreychuk in a statement. "As a player it is how we are taught and that makes this individual award even more unique.”
He'll be joined by Paul Kariya, Teemu Selanne, Mark Recchi and Danielle Goyette.
Buffalo native Jeremy Jacobs, who owns the Boston Bruins, was also elected along with Clare Drake.
Andreychuk, who selected 16th overall by the Blue & Gold in 1982, played in more than 1600 career games during his 26-year playing career.
He spent his first 11 seasons in the league with Buffalo before joining the Toronto Maple Leafs. He returned to Buffalo for one year and played in 74 games during 2000-2001 season.
He played the final four years of his career with the Tampa Bay Lightning, winning a Stanley Cup with the club in 2004 by beating the Calgary Flames in seven games.
Andreychuk scored 640 goals and totaled 1339 points in his career which currently ranks 29th all-time in the NHL.