Lidstrom, Pronger And Fedorov Among New Hockey Hall Of Fame Class

CBS New York

TORONTO (CBSNewYork/AP) — Stanley Cup winners Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Sergei Fedorov and former NHL star Phil Housley are among the seven newcomers in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The Hall announced Monday that Angela Ruggiero, Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos Jr. also were voted into the shrine.

Pronger, traded from Philadelphia to Arizona last weekend, hasn’t played since November 2011 because of post-concussion syndrome. He works for the league. The fearsome defenseman was eligible because of a bylaw that specifies a player’s final game must be three full seasons ago.

“Nothing I have done has been the easy way, so I guess this follows suit,” Pronger said on a conference call Monday afternoon.

Lidstrom earned seven Norris Trophies as the NHL’s top defenseman and won four Stanley Cups with Detroit. Fedorov was his longtime teammate. Lidstrom’s longtime Red Wings teammate Fedorov also made it in his first year…

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