Dec 31, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings former forward Steve Yzerman (19) before the Alumni Showdown against the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of the Winter Classic at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Yzerman, Lidstrom to enter International Hockey HOF

It was announced in Zurich on Friday that Olympic gold medalists Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom will enter into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.

From the Associated Press,

The federation says the 2014 class also includes Soviet Union Olympic champion teammates Vyacheslav Bykov and Andrei Khomutov, plus Ruslan Salei of Belarus, who died in a 2011 airplane crash which killed an entire Russian team.

The IIHF says the induction ceremony will be held in May at the world championships in Belarus.

In order to make the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame, obviously these players have had to have really impressive career performances and statistics. That’s exactly the case for these players.

Yzerman helped Canada win the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic gold and Lidstrom scored the decisive goal for Sweden in the 2006 Turin Olympic final.

Bykov won 1988 and ’92 Olympic golds, five world championships and coached Russia to two world titles. Khomutov won three Olympic golds and six world titles.

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