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Stop It Right Here, Eddie O Is Elected To The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

By Rob Winn in News on Jul 12, 2012 3:40PM

2012_7_12_olczyk.jpg It was announced Wednesday that former Blackhawks player and current TV color analyst Eddie Olczyk will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Olczyk grew up in Palos Heights and was drafted by the Blackhawks in 1984. Eddie O made a splash in his rookie year of 1984-85 with 20 goals in the regular season and six in the playoffs. He played his first three seasons wearing the Indian Head sweater before being traded to Toronto in 1987. He enjoyed his best years with the Maple Leafs, totaling 75, 90, and 88 points over three seasons at center.
He went on to play for the Jets, Rangers, Kings and Penguins before returning to the Hawks to finish his tremendously tremendous career. As a member of the New York Rangers he won the Stanley Cup in 1994. Over his 16-year career in the NHL, Eddie O played 1,031 NHL games and produced 342 goals and 452 assists, totaling 794 points.
After coaching the Penguins from 2003 to 2005, Eddie joined Pat Foley in the Blackhawks TV booth, which has been one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining booths in hockey. He will be inducted with longtime Devils GM Lou Lamoriello and former Stars great Mike Modano. With 342 career goals, apparently he took his own advice and elevated the puck.