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Yzerman, St-Louis and Drake named to 2014 Order of Hockey in Canada

Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman skates off with the Stanley Cup in Detroit, June 7, 1997, after the Red Wings swept the Philadelphia Flyers in four games. Yzerman can add another honour to his impressive resume.The former Detroit Red Wings captain was named to the Order of Hockey in Canada on Wednesday along with former women's national team captain France St-Louis and former university coach Clare Drake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tom Pidgeon
January 29, 2014 - 11:55 AM

VANCOUVER - Steve Yzerman can add another honour to his impressive resume.

The former Detroit Red Wings captain was named to the Order of Hockey in Canada on Wednesday along with former women's national team captain France St-Louis and former university coach Clare Drake.

Yzerman, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009, won three Stanley Cups during his 22-year NHL career.

Now the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Yzerman won gold with Canada as a player at the 2002 Olympics and served as the executive director of Canada's gold-medal winning hockey team at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.

He has the same post heading into next month's Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

St-Louis won five world championship gold medals in the 1990s and was the captain of Canada's silver medal-winning team at the 1998 Olympics.

Drake is the winningest coach in Canadian university hockey history with 697 career victories.

He led the University of Alberta to six national titles and also coached in the NHL and WHA, as well as internationally with both the men's and women's program.

Yzerman, St-Louis and Drake will be honoured at a ceremony in Vancouver in June.

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