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.
Hopefully [Jonathan] has a year that pushes us, that is the organization, to speak to him next summer and looking for [a long-term contract]. Because the thought process is trying to get a goaltender, and hopefully it's Jonathan, to be the stabilizer for this franchise.
— Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello on goaltender Jonathan Bernier