Today, at 1:00 PM MT, it was announced that Joe Sakic will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in November (along with other players: Mats Sundin, Adam Oates, and Pavel Bure).
Sakic became the captain of the Quebec Nordiques in 1992, and remained captain through the move to Colorado, until his retirement in 2009. He holds the franchise records for most goals (625), most assists (1016), most points (1641), and most games played (1378). Sakic’s numbers not only lead the Avalanche, but are also high up on many NHL lists. He is ranked 9th overall in regular season points, 11th overall in regular season assists, and 14th overall in regular season goals.
However, Sakic’s best play came in the playoffs. He scored 188 points in 172 playoff games. He is first all time in playoff goals (8), 2nd all time in most playoff goals in a single season (18), and 7th for both playoff points total and playoff goals total (84).
He is also one of the rare players to have at least one Stanley Cup, one Olympic Gold medal, and one World Championship Gold Medal.
“Super Joe” as fans have called him for many years” is now Hall of Fame Joe-congratulations Mr. Sakic, forever the Avalanche captain in our hearts.