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NHL Roundup: Hall of Fame class of 2013 announced

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Two legendary defenseman, a 600-goal scorer, a woman and a coach with two Stanley Cup championships highlight the 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame class.

Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan, Fred Shero and Geraldine Heaney became the Hall's newest inductees when the announcement was made Tuesday.

Niedermayer, Chelios, Shanahan and Heaney earned their place as players, and Shero led the Philadelphia Flyers to two Stanley Cup championships. The Hall's 18-member selection committee elected the group during a private meeting. Induceees will be enshrined during a Nov. 11 ceremony in Toronto.

"The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these five hockey legends as Honoured Members," Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee co-chair Jim Gregory said in a statement. "Their contributions to the game of hockey are well documented and their election to the Hockey Hall of Fame is richly deserved."

---Forward Cal Clutterbuck agreed to a four-year deal with the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

The team didn't announce the financial terms, but Newsday reported that the deal is worth $11 million.

Clutterbuck, a restricted free agent, came to the Islanders in a June 30 trade with the Minnesota Wild for Nino Niederreiter. The 25-year-old had 10 points and 27 penalty minutes in 42 games with the Wild last season.

---Free agent Milan Hejduk has spent his entire 14-year NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche, beginning with the 1998-99 season. At 37, the free agent appears headed to a different address next season, according to a Denver Post report.

Hejduk, who tallied four goals and seven assists in 29 games for Colorado, doesn't have any plans to retire.

"He wants to keep playing," Hejduk's agent, Jiri Crha, told the Post. "If there is any team that really wants to use him for his offensive skills, he still believes he could do it."
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