Fans of the Colorado Avalanche got some excellent news on Tuesday afternoon when the 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame class was announced. Among their numbers: C Joe Sakic, who played 13 season in Colorado:
Joe Sakic, Adam Oates, Mats Sundin and Pavel Bure have been elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame.— theScoreTicker (@theScoreTicker) June 26, 2012
Sakic played 20 years in the NHL, all for the Nordique/Avalanche franchise. And in 1378 pro games, Sakic managed to collect 625 goals, 1641 points and 86 game-winning goals -- including 12 game-winning goals in his impressive 2000-01 season.
He also earned 12 All-Star appearances and helped the Avalanche secure a pair of Stanley Cup engravings -- in 1996 and 2001. He also ranks sixth all time with 141.7 offensive point shares, according to Hockey-Reference.com.