NHL Players Who Have Improved Their Hall of Fame Credentials in 2016-17

January 19th, 2017 by Steve Macfarlane Leave a reply »
For many of the active NHL players who've put up the kind of numbers needed for entry into the Hockey Hall of Fame, this year has been a bit of a downer. 

Veteran snipers are showing their age on the cusp of retirement, and while their career accomplishments cannot be erased, the lackluster seasons do invoke a certain sadness. 

However, there have been some nice milestone moments in 2016-17, with players joining the 500-goal and 1,000-point clubs and Jaromir Jagr cementing his place underneath Wayne Gretzky among the all-time greats. 

Players are chosen for the Hockey Hall of Fame through a complex voting process by an 18-member selection committee, so there isn't low threshold that has to be met to get in. Those with 1,000-plus points and some periods of dominance get long looks. And there are more than a handful of those who have improved their Hall of Fame credentials in 2016-17. 

Read on to take a closer look at them and what they've done. 

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