Craig Janney candidate for the US Hockey Hall of Fame

By Jermaine D. Delos Santos, Posted: 08/11/16 05:10AM EDT
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Craig Janney #11 of the New York Islanders controls the puck during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York. The Islanders tied the Sabres 2-2. (Photo : Rick Stewart / Allsport / GettyImages)

Colorado Springs, Colorado - Joining other will be US Hockey Hall of Famers- Normand "Bill" Belisle and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey Team-for the year 2016, Craig Janney, a former player of five seasons with the Boston Bruins, is making the list, according to an announcement by the USA Hockey as it went live on NHL Network, Fox 25 reported.

With details regarding the date and location for the 2016 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, including the formal induction of the Class of 2016 in addition to the presentation of the Lester Patrick Trophy, are still yet undisclosed, eager will be participants of the said event may have to wait until the details' revelation later this month.

Joining the former Eagles John A. "Snooks" Kelley (Class of 1974), Len Ceglarski (Class of 1992), John Cuniff (Class of 2003), Brian Leetch (Class of 2008), and Bill Guerin (Class of 2013) who were already inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, Craig Janney will be the sixth Eagle to make the induction.

Native of Enfield, Connecticut, Craig Janney has had an embellished stay at the Boston College for two years before advancing a career in the professional sport of hockey at the National Hockey League for 12 years from the year 1987 until 1999.

Having a good start in his career in the NHL with the Boston Bruins in 1987, two of the highlights of that career is when he managed to play in two Stanley Cup on the same team on two campaigns-1987-88 and 1989-90.

With 12 seasons under his history, Craig Janney has already skated on with six different professional clubs, namely Boston (1987-92), St. Louis (1991-1995), San Jose (1994-95), Winnipeg/Phoenix (1995-98), Tampa Bay and New York Islanders (1998-1999).

Overall, Janney played 760 games in his career which gave a record of 751 points with 188 goals as well as 563 assists.



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