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Anderson Elected to Hall of Fame

Longtime NHL star helped Rangers win Stanley Cup

Tuesday, 06.17.2008 / 4:38 PM / News
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Glenn Anderson
, a member of the Rangers' 1994 Stanley Cup championship team, was one of four men inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Hockey Hall of Famer Glenn Anderson, who lives in New York, has attended many Rangers events in recent years, including this appearance at a Rangers Season Subscriber Reunion Night.
Anderson joins former NHL star Igor Larionov as the only two ex-players in the class of 2008. Also inducted on Tuesday were the late Ed Chynoweth, a longtime junior hockey executice, and Ray Scapinello, who spent 33 years as an NHL on-ice official, including stints as a referee.

While Anderson played only 12 regular-season games for the Rangers after arriving in a March 21, 1994, trade for Mike Gartner, he had a key role in the team's run to the Cup, playing in all 23 postseason games.

Anderson makes his home in New York and maintains strong ties to the Rangers organization, making numerous appearances at off-ice events, including Season Subscriber forums and skating parties held at The Pond at Bryant Park.

A six-time Stanley Cup champion and four-time All-Star, Anderson won five of his titles during his years with the Edmonton Oilers from 1980 to 1991. One of the cornerstones of the Oilers' dynasty throughout the 1980s, Anderson retired in 1997 with 498 goals and 1,099 points in 1,129 NHL games.

Anderson set six Edmonton team records during his years with the Oilers. He also shares the NHL record for points in one period of a playoff game with four against Winnipeg on April 6, 1988.

One of numerous former Oilers in the Hall, Anderson's selection comes just one year after his longtime NHL teammate, Mark Messier, was honored.

The 2008 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Monday, Nov. 10, in Toronto.