Former excellent Slovak striker Marián Hossa will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this year. On this occasion, he will also play in a traditional match of legends.
On Sunday, November 14, the younger brother Marcel, who played in the NHL for the Canadiens, Rangers and Coyotes, will also keep the former wingers of the Senators, Thrashers, Penguins, Red Wings and Blackhawks in the team of world legends.
Their joint team will be led by coaches Kevin Lowe and Lanny McDonald. They will be joined by defenders Al Iafrate, Tomas Kaberle, Darius Kasparaitis and Dmitry Mironov, strikers Mike Modano, Nikolai Antropov, John LeClair, Jason Pominville, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Brian Rolston, Sergei Samsonov and Graeme Townshend, and goalkeeper Molly Schaus.
Team of Canadian legends will create goalkeepers Kim St. Pierre and Erica Howe, defenders Scott Niedermayer, Mike Commodore, Dion Phaneuf, Chris Phillips, Robyn Regehr, Brent Seabrook, strikers Eric Lindros, Martin St. Louis, Wendel Clark, Shane Doan, Simon Gagne and Jayna Hefford. The coaches will be Ken Holland and Doug Wilson.
Marián Hossa, who won three Stanley Cups with Chicago, played 1309 games in the NHL, scoring 525 goals and scoring 1,134 points. He will be the third Slovak in the Hall of Fame after Stan Mikit and Peter Šťastný.