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Federov, Housley among Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

Newly-elected Hockey Hall of Famer Sergei Fedorov is the first Russian to reach the 1,000 point milestone in the NHL.Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images/NHLI

Newly-elected Hockey Hall of Famer Sergei Fedorov is the first Russian to reach the 1,000 point milestone in the NHL.

The Hockey Hall of Fame welcomed seven new members on Monday, including former players Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Angela Ruggiero. Bill Hay and Peter Karamanld were elected in the Builder Category.

Fedorov was the first Russian to reach the 1,000 point milestone in the NHL and played in six All-Star games, won Stanley Cups with the Red Wings and won the 1994 Hart Trophy.

Housley, the second leading all-time scorer among American-born players, played in seven All-Star games in his 23-year-career. He also ranks third all-time in scoring among defensemen.

Lidstrom won seven Norris Trophies for the league’s best defenseman and won four Cups with the Red Wings. He also won an Olympic gold medal for Sweden.

Pronger won the Hart Trophy and Norris Trophy in 2000, won two Olympic gold medals for Canada and won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007.

Ruggiero was the youngest member of the first Olympic gold medal in US women’s ice hockey and helped the U.S. win four more gold and six silver World Championship medals.

The induction ceremony will be held on Nov. 9 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

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