Announced by USA Hockey Thursday morning, Pittsburgh Penguins’ player developmental coach Bill Guerin has reportedly been elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame for the class of 2013 – according to the Pens’ website.
Guerin now becomes the 14th member that has ties with Pittsburgh to join the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
Guerin, 42, was one of best American-born hockey players to have ever played the game.
Winning the Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2005, Guerin would go on to collect his second with Pittsburgh (2009) by defeating the Detroit Red Wings in a dramatic seven-game series.
Guerin’s represented his country on several occasions.
Playing in three Olympic Games (1998, 2002, 2006), Guerin also performed twice at the World Cup of Hockey (1996, 2004) and at the World Junior Championships (1989, 1990).
His statistics speak for itself.
Ranking high on the list of U.S.-born skaters in nearly every category, Guerin currently places seventh in goals (429), fourth in game-winning goals (77), eighth in power-play goals (130), and 13th in points (856).
In 95 career regular-season games with Pittsburgh, Guerin recorded 57 points (26G, 31A) and he’s registered 24 points (11G, 13A) in 35 postseason contests.
The retired forward will be entering his third season with the Pens’ hockey operations department.
Congratulations go to Bill Guerin for this outstanding achievement!
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