Earlier today, the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee announced that Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille, and Brian Leetch would enter the HHOF as members of the 2009 induction class. You can read the article I wrote for the official Red Wings website on the three teammates receiving this great honor.
The player that Detroit fans affectionately referred to as "The Captain" will be inducted during a ceremony in Toronto on November 9, headlining an extraordinary class, which includes former teammates from the 2002 Stanley Cup winning team, Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille. New York Rangers’ legendary defenseman Brian Leetch is also a part of the 2009 class.
It's the first time in 43 years that three players from one Stanley Cup winning team have joined the same Hall class. Toe Blake, Elmer Lach and Emile Bouchard won the Cup with the Canadiens in 1944 and entered the Hall in 1966. The first Cup-winning trio of Punch Boradbent, Reg Nobles and Nels Stewart were inducted in 1962. They won the Cup together with the Montreal Maroons in 1926.