TORONTO -- The final inductee to be honored Monday night was Brendan Shanahan.
The only player in NHL history with more than 600 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes, Shanahan began his speech by thanking Pat Quinn, Jim Gregory and Kelly Masse from the Hockey Hall of Fame for what he called a "whirlwind weekend."
He congratulated the other inductees, noting that Scott Niedermayer was so competitive and "isn't that nice of a guy" because when all of the inductees tried to flip a puck in the air with a stick the other night, Geraldine Heaney caught it ... and Niedermayer quickly knocked it off with his stick.
Shanahan told an emotional story about his parents. His father passed away when he was 21, and his mother got her driver's license when his dad got sick and would drive long distances to his junior games.