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High-scoring forwards Sakic, Bure, Sundin, Oates to enter Hockey Hall of Fame

Colorado Avalanche centre and captain Joe Sakic waits for a face off in a NHL hockey game in Denver Colorado, Jan. 31, 2006. The Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2012 includes Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates. They will be formally inducted in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP - David Zalubowski
June 26, 2012 - 3:28 PM

Four players who terrorized National Hockey League goaltenders over the last two decades are going into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2012 includes Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates. They will be formally inducted in November.

Sakic scored more than 600 goals in his stellar career with the Quebec Nordiques and Colorado Avalanche.

Sundin also began his career with the Nordiques. But he was best known as a high-scoring centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The lightning-quick Bure had five seasons of 50 goals or more after he left the former Soviet Union to join the Vancouver Canucks.

Oates, who was named head coach of the Washington Capitals earlier in the day, was known for his slick passing skills in a long career with seven teams.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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