Former Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic will be officially be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 in Toronto.
"Joe is a Hall of Famer in every sense of the word and today's announcement came as no surprise to hockey fans around the world," said Avalanche President Pierre Lacroix. "Joe's contributions to the game of hockey have been invaluable and his achievements speak for themselves. The induction ceremony this coming November will be a culmination of a brilliant career that spanned 20 years with our organization. Joe's numbers and records place him among the best of all time and we can't fully express what he meant to this franchise and our community. He was a complete professional and we are all grateful to have watched him for so many years. Congratulations to you, Joe, on a Hall of Fame career, you truly deserve it."