COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS/AP) — Longtime NHL player, coach and executive Paul Holmgren, retired forward Peter McNab and broadcaster Stan Fischler make up the 2021 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
USA Hockey announced the class Thursday. Holmgren, McNab and Fischler are set to be inducted along with the class of 2020 at a ceremony in December.READ MORE: Pennsylvania High Court OKs 'Comfort Dogs' For Witnesses
Holmgren played for, coached and most recently ran the front office for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was an assistant coach when the U.S. won the World Cup of Hockey in 1996 and was part of the American management team at the event in 2016.
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“I am deeply humbled and enormously grateful to be bestowed this honor by USA Hockey,” Holmgren said. “Growing up in Minnesota, and reflecting as far back as I can remember, United States hockey is a program that I have looked up to and always strived to be a part of. I am incredibly proud to have had the fortune to wear and represent the Red, White, and Blue during each and every occasion I have been asked. I would also like to extend a congratulations to each of the other inductees, all of which I am honored to be included in a class with.”
McNab played 14 NHL seasons with the Bruins, Sabres, Canucks and Devils.
Fischler was a staple of hockey broadcasts in the New York area for decades.MORE NEWS: Cars Towed, Scrapped In Wilmington Leads To Federal Lawsuit
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