June 22, 2010

Dino, James, Granato Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Dino Ciccarelli is hockey's version of a sanitation engineer. He has scored over 600 NHL goals, almost all of them by parking himself in front of the net and banging away at rebounds and loose pucks. Meet Dino Ciccarelli - garbage man.

"It's just a matter of getting the puck on the net and getting traffic in front of the goalies. I don't know why more teams don't do it. I still believe 90% of the goals scored are ugly goals, 10% are pretty goals. You won't find many of mine on the highlight films," explains Ciccarelli.

While scoring more than 600 garbage goals has now landed him in the Hockey Hall of Fame, there was a time when it didn't look like any NHL team was willing to take a chance on the high scoring junior star. A badly broken leg in his second year of junior resulted in doctors telling Ciccarelli he'd never be able to play hockey again.

Here's the full Dino Ciccarelli biography. Also, here's biographies on the first women inductees - Angela James and Cammi Granato 

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