Four Calgary Flames alumni have landed on the 100 Greatest NHL Players list.
Joe Nieuwendyk, Al MacInnis, Brett Hull, and Grant Fuhr were honoured at the unveiling in Los Angeles on Friday, ahead of this weekend's NHL All-Star events.
Nieuwendyk, who is a part of the Forever A Flame program in Calgary, became just the second rookie to hit the 50-goal mark in their first season in the league and won the Calder Trophy in 1988. He would end up playing eight seasons, netting 314 goals and 616 points in 577 regular season games and winning the Stanley Cup in 1989, in Calgary before being traded to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Jarome Iginla and Corey Millen.
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MacInnis, another member of the Forever A Flame program, would end up with 340 goals and 1274 points in his 1416-regular season career, which began in Calgary. He was part of the Stanley Cup-winning team in 1989 and captured the Conn Smythe Trophy that year. He on multiple NHL All-Star squads throughout his career and also won the Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award for his charitable work in Calgary.
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Hull was the Flames' sixth round selection in the NHL Draft and would end up scoring 741 goals and 1391 points during his lengthy NHL career. He played 57 games with the Flames, registering 27 goals and 51 points in that stretch, before being traded to St. Louis, where he spent the bulk of his career.
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Fuhr ended his illustrious career, which included five Stanley Cup Championships with the Edmonton Oilers, in Calgary, playing 23 games with the Flames in the 1999-00 season. He recorded his 400th career win in Flames silks, becoming just the sixth goaltender to do so in league history. He ended his career with 403 victories, which is 10th all-time in the NHL.
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