Hockey Hall of Famer Igor Larionov has been appointed as a new member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Larionov, who won three Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings in addition to a stellar international career, was inducted into the Hall in 2008. His term on the committee lasts March 31, 2014.
In addition, NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell and NHL Senior Vice President Jim Gregory also were appointed for three more years.
Also having their three-year term with the committee extended another three years were Hall of Famers John Davidson and Serge Savard.
The Hall also announced three new members of its Board of Directors: Toronto City Councillor Shelley Carroll; Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players' Association; and Bob Nicholson, president of Hockey Canada.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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