Gilmour among former Leafs inducted into Hall of Fame
Published Monday, November 14, 2011 8:57PM EST
TORONTO - The Hockey Hall of Fame has opened its doors to four new members.
Joe Nieuwendyk, Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour and Mark Howe were presented with rings at the Hall on Monday morning.
The former NHLers took different paths to the pinnacle of the sport.
Howe was a converted defenceman who skated on one of the league's best pairings, Nieuwendyk was a quiet leader who won three Stanley Cups with three teams, Belfour was a goaltender who finished his career third on the NHL's all-time win list and Gilmour was a heart-and-soul player who got the most out of his modest size.
It was a long time coming for Howe, who had been eligible for more than a decade before joining his legendary father Gordie.
Gordie Howe sat in the front row during Monday's ceremony.