Posted: 10:14 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013
By Brian Favat
Former Boston College Eagle and 18-year NHL veteran Bill Guerin has been named one of five 2013 inductees to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. The former All-American at Boston College spent 18 seasons in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Guerin spent two seasons on the Heights from 1989-91, registering 40 goals and 30 assists in 77 games with the Eagles. The Worcester, Mass. native was selected fifth overall by the Devils in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, making him the highest NHL draft pick in program history.
He was a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams: 1995 with the New Jersey Devils and 2009 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. All told, Guerin tallied 429 goals and 427 assists over his 1,263-game NHL career.
Guerin also played for Team USA at seven major international events throughout his career, including three Olympic Winter Games (1998, 2002, 2006), two World Cups of Hockey (1996, 2004) and two IIHF World Junior Championships (1989, 1990). He collected an Olympic silver medal in 2002 and helped the U.S. win the gold medal at the 1996 World Cup.
Cindy Curley (Hudson, Mass.), Peter Karmanos, Jr. (Raleigh, N.C.), Ron Mason (East Lansing, Mich.) and Doug Weight (Warren, Mich.) are the other members of this year's Hall of Fame class. The date and location of the induction event will be announced later this summer.