Five people will be officially inducted as the 2010 class of the Hockey Hall of Fame. In the “players” category, the inductees are: Dino Ciccarelli, Angela James and Cammi Granato. Meanwhile, the “builders” who will be inducted are Jimmy Devellano and Daryl “Doc” Seaman.
In these two posts, we’ll provide a quick summary of the accomplishments of the inductees from each group. Keep in mind these aren’t meant to be comprehensive. Instead, these write-ups will provide a snapshot of five great careers. Each individual is listed in alphabetical order.
For profiles on the players, click here.
Jim Devellano (first person on the left in the photo above)
- Spent 29 seasons with the Red Wings organization and 44 overall in the NHL.
- Given a lot of credit for building the generation-dominating Detroit teams that won four Stanley Cups in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008.
- He was the first person hired by the Ilitch family once they took over as Red Wings owners in ’82, according to the Red Wings.
- He was also a part of the New York Islanders dynasty during the early ’80s, although he wasn’t there for all four Cup wins.
- Devellano owns 14 sports-related championship rings.
- The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame inducted him in 2006.
A few other things
Devellano’s master stroke was probably the in-roads he made to help the Red Wings earn a huge head start on international scouting, which helped them uncover stars such as Sweden’s Nicklas Lidstrom. Then again, he also drafted Steve Yzerman, which is borderline HOF-worthy in itself. He’s an obvious choice for the team builder category … it’s almost surprising it took so long.
I wonder if he’ll be joined by current Red Wings GM Ken Holland some day?
Daryl “Doc” Seaman
- One of the original owners of the Calgary Flames.
- Seaman is receiving this honorary posthumously, as he died in 2009.
- A key figure in getting Calgary’s Saddledome built.
- Elected into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
- Received the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2008.
- Also elected to Canadian Oilmen’s Hall of Fame in 1997.
A few other things
That’s about all I know about Daryl Seaman, except that his nickname is “Doc.” Doc is a beyond-solid nickname, I’d say.