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.
What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.
— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp