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Hockey Hall of Fame to display boards used by Canadian military

Rink served as outlet for soldiers stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan from 2006 to 2016

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- Nearly 7,000 miles away, an almost regulation size hockey rink served as a place of refuge for Canadian soldiers during their military mission in Kandahar, Afghanistan, helping to recreate a feeling of home.
 
The boards used for the rink, which are faded by the intense sun and heat faced from 2006 to 2016, when the rink was dismantled, are back in Canada and will be featured at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Tim Hortons Theatre from June 30 to Sept. 4, 2017.

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Teemu Selanne began Hall of Fame career with legendary season

Set NHL rookie records for goals, points in 1992-93 with Jets

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Easily forgotten in the legend of an NHL record-breaking, 76-goal, 132-point season by Teemu Selanne was that uncertainty surrounding him was high and expectations for him only mixed before his debut with the Winnipeg Jets in the 1992-93 season.

The Finnish Flash had ability and character that erased all doubt.

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Danielle Goyette makes Hall of Fame after growing game

Won nine gold medals with Canada, helped popularize women's hockey

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / LNH.com Senior Managing Editor

Danielle Goyette won a gold medal nine times for Canada in her distinguished international hockey career, twice at the Olympics and seven times at the IIHF Women's World Championship.

But her biggest honor came Monday, when she was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. It is safe to say it was news she was not expecting.

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Paul Kariya credits Teemu Selanne for helping him make Hall of Fame

Former Mighty Ducks teammates are members of Class of 2017

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

Paul Kariya, the original face of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim franchise, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday in his fifth year of eligibility.

Fittingly, the speedy left wing will be a member of the same Hall of Fame class as his close friend and former linemate Teemu Selanne. It turned out that Selanne, The Finnish Flash, was too fast for Hall officials and broke the news to Kariya, who had been out surfing.

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Mark Recchi says it's 'surreal' being elected to Hall of Fame

Forward, 12th in NHL history in points, gets call in fourth year of eligibility

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

The Hockey Hall of Fame's media teleconference wasn't over more than five minutes Monday when a call to Mark Recchi's cell phone immediately went to his recorded "Hey there…" greeting.

It was little surprise when a recorded voice followed, saying that his mailbox "is full and cannot accept any more messages at this time."

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See the moment Teemu Selanne found out he made the Hockey Hall of Fame

Chairman Lanny McDonald called former star forward to deliver news

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Selanne HHOF Call

Selanne gets the most important call of his career

Teemu Selanne gets the call that he's been inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Teemu Selanne got a very important phone call on Monday and cameras were there to capture the big moment.

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Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs 'humbled' to make Hockey Hall of Fame

Calls election as builder 'a total surprise'

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Longtime Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder Monday. Jacobs, the Bruins owner since 1975, has been chairman of the NHL Board of Governors since 2007. 

Jacobs oversaw the Bruins' return to the heights of the NHL when they won the Stanley Cup in 2011 by defeating the Vancouver Canucks, becoming champions for the first time since 1972.

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Long wait for Hockey Hall of Fame call no sweat for Dave Andreychuk

Forward, 14th in NHL history in goals, gets elected in ninth year of eligibility

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Dave Andreychuk had to wait until his 22nd season in the NHL to finally win the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004.

By comparison, waiting until his ninth year of eligibility to be voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday was no big deal.

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Clare Drake elected to Hockey Hall of Fame as builder

Former University of Alberta coach influenced careers of Mike Babcock, Ken Hitchcock, Barry Trotz

by Arpon Basu @ArponBasu / LNH.com Senior Managing Editor

HHOF announces Class of 2017

Selanne, Andreychuk, Recchi, Kariya elected to HHOF

Seven people were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, including former NHL players Teemu Selanne, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi and Paul Kariya

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Clare Drake was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the builder's category Monday, and you could practically hear the entire hockey coaching fraternity cheering.

Drake, 88, was coach of the University of Alberta Golden Bears for 28 years before leaving the school in 1989, winning six University Cup championships and, perhaps more importantly, influencing hockey coaches around the world with his innovative tactics and teaching techniques. He also coached the Edmonton Oilers during the 1975-76 World Hockey Association season and was a Winnipeg Jets assistant in 1989-90.

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Seven elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Teemu Selanne, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, Paul Kariya among Class of 2017

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Seven people were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, including former NHL forwards Teemu Selanne, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi and Paul Kariya.

Others elected were Danielle Goyette, a retired Canadian women's ice hockey player, Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and college hockey coach Clare Drake. Jacobs and Drake each was elected as a builder.

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