NHL News: Hockey Hall of Fame announces the class of 2024

The Hockey Hall of Fame announced the Class of 2024. A few first time eligible players were elected.
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Just hours after the Stanley Cup was awarded to the Florida Panthers, the NHL has turned to offseason mode, with the Hockey Hall of Fame announcing the 2024 inductees.

On Tuesday, June 25, seven individuals were announced as the 2024 class of inductees to the hall. Five players were selected.

Pavel Datsyuk, Shea Weber lead 2024 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees.

Pavel Datsyuk and Shea Weber are each being inducted to the Hall of Fame in their first year eligible. Datsyuk is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Detroit Red Wings.

He also won the Selke Trophy three years in a row and amassed 918 points in his 953 game career. Datsyuk left the NHL after the 2015-16 season, he then played in the KHL for five years before retiring in 2021.

While Shea Weber never won a Stanley Cup, he is one of the most well known defensemen of his era. From 2005 to 2021 Weber was a team leading defenseman in the NHL, playing for the Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens over the course of his career.

Weber never won a Norris Trophy but was a finalist on multiple occasions. Over the course of his career he amassed 589 points in 1,038 games.

Jeremy Roenick is also among the 2024 inductees. Roenick played in the NHL for 20 seasons amassing 1216 points in 1363 games. He started his career playing eight seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks where he scored 267 goals and put up 596 points in 524 games. Roenick retired after the 2008-09 season. While he never won a Stanley Cup, he now can add the Hockey Hall of Fame to his resume.

Natalie Darwitz and Krissy Wendell-Pohl are also set to be inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2024. Darwitz led the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers to a national championship in 2005. She also played for the United States at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympic Games. Wendell-Pohl played for the United States internationally from 1999 to 2007, during which time she registered 106 goals in 147 games.

In the Builder Category Colin Campbell and David Poile were also elected to the Hall of Fame. Campbell won the Stanley Cup in 1994 with the New York Rangers as an associate coach. Poile is a long time NHL executive having most recently served as General Manager the Nashville Predators from 1997 to 2023.