The Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee announced Wednesday that former Detroit Red Wings Paul Coffey and Larry Murphy, along with former Boston Bruins captain Ray Bourque, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in November.
Coffey spent parts of four season with the Red Wings after starting his career with the Edmonton Oilers, where he won three Stanley Cups. He added another championship with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 but was unable to claim victory in the Stanley Cup Finals with Los Angeles in 1993, Detroit in 1995 and Philadelphia in 1997. Coffey retired as a Bruin during the 2000-01 campaign, having played 1409 NHL games and amassed 1531 points.
The slow-skating Murphy came to the Red Wings at the trading deadline in 1997 and immediately helped them claim the Stanley Cup. After a repeat in 1998, Murphy stayed with Detroit until retiring after the 2000-01 season. He played 1615 NHL games and scored 1216 points in his career, during which he also spent time in Los Angeles, Washington, Minnesota, Pittsburgh and Toronto. In addition to the Stanley Cups in Detroit, he claimed two with Pittsburgh.
Bourque was the leader of the Boston Bruins for twenty years before requesting a trade to a contending team, hoping to win a Stanley Cup before the end of his career. He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche at the trade deadline in 2000 and claimed a championship with the team in 2001. Bourque then retired, ending his career with 1612 NHL games played and 1579 points scored.
Phoenix Coyotes' general manager Cliff Fletcher will also be inducted into the Hall in the Builder Category.