Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy (right) talks with executive of hockey operations Joe Sakic (left) during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - Colorado Avalanche boss and former star player Joe Sakic is being inducted into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday night in Toronto.
The Avs current executive vice president is one of 11 Canadian athletes and sports officials being honored.
Sakic went to three Olympics for Team Canada and was captain of the gold-medal team in 2006. He also was the captain of Avalanche. He joined the franchise in 1988 when it was still in Quebec.
Also being honored are: game-changing curler Russ Howard; sport development architect Dr. Jean-Guy Ouellet; versatile cycling champion Alison Sydor; five-time Paralympian André Viger; the 1992 Women's Olympic gold-medal rowing team coxless (Kirsten Barnes, Brenda Taylor, Jessica Monroe-Gonin, Kay Worthington and Jennifer Walinga: and hockey visionary Murray Costello.