Home » Sport » Canadian-Croat Inducted Into NHL Hall Of Fame

Canadian-Croat Inducted Into NHL Hall Of Fame

One of the greatest ice hockey players of all time, Canadian-Croat Joe Sakic, has been inducted into the ice hockey hall of fame in Toronto yesterday.

Sakic (43) played his entire career in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques, who later became the Colorado Avalance. The Canadian born Croat was also captain of the Canadian national team and won an Olympic gold medal at the Salt Lake City in 2002.

Sakic won the Stanley Cup twice, won numerous NHL trophies, and was voted into 13 NHL All-Star Games. Named captain of the team in 1992, Sakic is regarded as one of the most able team leaders in league history.

“I feel blessed to be standing here today. It is a real privilege to be part of the greats,” said Sakic.

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

Croatia Bring Home 3 Golds from RoboCup 2017 in Japan

The Croatian Junior Robotics team have won three gold medals at the RoboCup 2017 in Japan. The Croatians took out first place in three categories at the world’s biggest robotics competition – Soccer LJ (light primary), Soccer LS (light secondary) and Rescue Maze. Teams competing at RoboCup work on one robot and measure it against...

City Games 2017: 8th Season Set to Kick Off in Croatia

Summer has finally knocked at our doors and it means another exciting season of popular City Games project is ahead of us. The happy caravan will once again go through Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, strengthening the friendships and links between the cities and the participating countries. But that’s not all, because...

Dinamo Soccer Academy Coming to USA in June

Be Ahead of the Game is offering a five-day soccer camp opportunity in Massachusetts in the United States in association with Croatian professional soccer club Dinamo Zagreb and their professional youth academy coaches. Professional coaches from the Dinamo youth academy will lead training sessions alongside experienced BAOTG soccer coaches and camp staff. Campers will be...

2018 FIFA World Cup: Croatia v Ukraine Tickets Go on Sale

Internet and ticket office sales have opened today for match tickets to the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Croatia and Ukraine. The match will be played at Zagreb’s Maksimir Stadium on 24 March 2017 with kick off at 20:45. The Croatian Football Federation have decided to reward faithful fans by giving a 50% discount on...

[PHOTO] Football Legend Luis Figo Enjoying Croatian Holiday

Retired Portuguese footballer Luis Figo has arrived in Croatia for a holiday. Figo (44), is staying in on the Dalmatian coast in the Zadar region and on Tuesday was photographed enjoying his time at Portus Beach Club in D-Marin Dalmacija in Sukošan. “We are happy that football legend Luis Figo is enjoying his time in...