Marian Hossa Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame

Hossa earned the honor in his first eligible year.

670 The Score Staff
June 24, 2020 - 3:33 pm
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(670 The Score) Former Blackhawks star winger Marian Hossa has been honored for his illustrious career.

Hossa was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday afternoon. Hossa earned his honor in his first eligible year, as the Hall of Fame requires candidates to be three years removed from playing.

Hossa spent eight of his 17 seasons playing in Chicago, where he helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He recorded 1,134 points (525 goals, 609 assists) in 1,309 games in his career. Hossa was a five-time All-Star as well.

Born in Czechoslovakia, Hossa was drafted by the Senators at No. 12 overall in the first round of the 1997 NHL Draft. He played for the Senators, the Atlanta Thrashers, the Penguins and the Red Wings before joining the Blackhawks ahead of the 2009-'10 season.

Hossa left hockey before the start of the 2017-'18 season because of a skin disorder.

Hossa wasn't the only former Blackhawks player to earn Hall of Fame honors Wednesday. Defenseman Doug Wilson was also elected to the Hall of Fame. Wilson spent five of his 16 NHL seasons in Chicago, where he earned two of his seven All-Star honors. He played for the Blackhawks from 1986 to 1991.

The class of 2020 induction ceremony is tentatively set for Nov. 13-15, though is could be moved due to the coronavirus pandemic.