VIDEO: Scott Niedermayer inducted into Hall of Fame

Nov 11, 10:54 PM

Scott Niedermayer won pretty much everything a hockey player can win over the course of his 18-year career, so his inclusion to the Hockey Hall of Fame is a fitting cap to his pedigree of excellence. 

A four-time Stanley Cup Champion, two-time Olympic gold medallist, World Hockey Championship gold medallist, World Cup of Hockey gold medallist, World Junior gold medallist, and CHL Memorial Cup champion, Niedermayer quite simply knew how to win hockey games. He retired as the only player to win six different league / tournament championships. 

That's just the team accolades. Niedermayer was also a five-time All-Star, three-time NHL First Team All-Star, a Norris Trophy winner, and the 2007 Conn Smythe winner. 

An offensively gifted defenseman, Neidermayer retired with 740 in 1263 games, split between the New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks. 

The consummate teammate and leader, Niedermayer used his speech to thank the people who helped him throughout his career, from his housing billets when he was in the WHL to his wife and four children. 

Nov 11, 11:18 PM

Niedermayer, Chelios, Shanahan, Shero, and Heaney head to Hall of Fame

Nov 11, 11:18 PM

The biggest names in the hockey world assembled in Toronto on Monday night to honor the careers of several of the greatest players and coaches to ever be involved in the game. 

Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan, Fred Shero, and Geraldine Heaney were all inducted to hockey's hallowed hall on Monday night, a gathering of talent that features more than a dozen Stanley Cup wins and an almost uncountable number of international medals and achievements. 

For full coverage of the individual inductions and video of the speeches, scroll down and enjoy. 

Nov 11, 11:09 PM

VIDEO: Brendan Shanahan caps off 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame class

Nov 11, 11:09 PM

One of the toughest players to ever play the game, an emotional Brendan Shanahan dedicated his Hall of Fame induction to his late father. 

The only player to retire with more than 600 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes, the three-time Stanley Cup champion told a story of his mother getting her driver's license to drive him to junior games after his father became too sick to do it.

Shanahan's streak of 19 consecutive 20-goal seasons will likely never be matched, and the eight-time All-Star finished with 1,354 points in 1,524 games. 

Personal accolades aside, Shanahan talked about the feeling of winning a championship, saying there is no feeling in sports like winning as a team. 

Never far from the game, Shanahan was thanked by Commissioner Gary Bettman for his work with the NHL's Department of Player Safety. 

Nov 11, 10:38 PM

VIDEO: Ray Shero inducts his late father Fred into the Hall of Fame

Nov 11, 10:38 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero spoke on behalf of his late father Fred, as the former Philadelphia Flyers coach was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

Shero acknowledged the members of the Flyers that had shown up to honor their former coach, the man that led them to four division titles and back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975. 

The speech was filled with anecdotes about the kind of man Fred Shero was, including a story about a fishing trip with Bernie Parent. 

Famous for his inspirational sayings scrawled on the team chalkboard before games, Ray recalled the most famous one, written before Game 6 of the 1974 Stanley Cup Finals.

"Win today and we walk together forever."

Shero won 390 games in ten years as an NHL coach with the Flyers and New York Rangers. 

Nov 11, 10:29 PM

VIDEO: Geraldine Heaney becomes third woman inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

Nov 11, 10:29 PM

Following an international career defined by excellence, Geraldine Heaney has been immortalized in the hockey world. 

Heaney joined Cammi Granato and Angela James as the only women to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night, following a stellar career that included seven consecutive world championship gold medals. 

A member of the Toronto Aeroes from the time she was 13, Heaney thanked her coaches, and joked that she took "great pleasure giving you fits when I would take off with the puck."

During her speech, Heaney also mentioned Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Hayley Wickenheiser, and expressed her excitement at the expectation that they will be joining her in the Hall of Fame before long. 

Nov 11, 10:22 PM

VIDEO: Chris Chelios inducted into Hall Of Fame

Nov 11, 10:22 PM

After spending parts of 26 (yes, twenty-six) seasons in the NHL, Chris Chelios was the first member of the 2013 class to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

Lauded as a 'war horse" by Pat Quinn during his introduction, Chelios spun the tale of his surreal journey to the NHL, thanking the many that helped him along the way. He spoke of his involvement in labor negotiations, which he called the "ugly" side of the game, and also thanked members of the NHLPA. 

Chelios played 1651 NHL games for Montreal, Chicago, Detroit, and Atlanta, retiring with 948 points at age 48.