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AHL Hall of Fame enshrines four new members

Wednesday, 02.12.2014 / 1:22 PM / News

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AHL Hall of Fame enshrines four new members
The four newest members of the American Hockey League Hall of Fame, Bill Dineen, Al MacNeil, Bob Perreault and John Slaney, were enshrined Wednesday as part of the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic in St. John's, Newfoundland.

The four newest members of the American Hockey League Hall of Fame were enshrined Wednesday as part of the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic in St. John's, Newfoundland.

The newest members of the AHL Hall of Fame are Bill Dineen, Al MacNeil, Bob Perreault and John Slaney. They were inducted during a ceremony at St. John's Convention Centre.

Dineen was a four-time 20-goal scorer in the AHL who went on to win two Calder Cups as coach of the Adirondack Red Wings. MacNeil won three Calder Cups as a coach and his .646 winning percentage is the highest in AHL history. Perreault won four Calder Cups and 229 regular-season as a goaltender for 13 seasons in the league. Slaney, a native of St. John's, was one of the highest-scoring defensemen in AHL history.

Fans can visit the AHL Hall of Fame online at AHLHallofFame.com.

The enshrinement was followed by the AHL All-Star Classic on Wednesday night at Mile One Centre in St. John's; a team of AHL All-Stars beat Farjestad of the Swedish Hockey League 7-2.

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