The National Hockey League has announced the inductees for the Hockey Hall of Fame, and former Sabres Dave Andreychuk and Alexander Mogilny did not make the list.
Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov, Rogie Vachon and Pat Quinn were announced today as the class of 2016.
Andreychuk played over 20 seasons in the NHL and accumulated 1,338 points (640 goals, 698 assists) in 1,639 games. With that, he’s been eligible for the Hall since 2009, and has just been waiting on the call. He’ll have to wait another year.
“I wouldn’t say it would be a disappointment. It gets harder every year, but I’m still in the conversation. The conversation is really cool. I’ll probably be out on boat or sitting on a beach. I’m not going to plan my day around the call, that’s for damn sure.” – Andreychuk
Andreychuk said he remembers scoring his first NHL goal with the Sabres in 1982:
“It was a little rebound in front. A guy cross-checked me in the back and I, as I fell, I knocked it in. I got probably another 400 of those.”
Mogilny played just six seasons with Buffalo, but did he ever draw attention. In the 1992-93 season, he put up career-best numbers, scoring 76 goals in 77 games and totaling 127 points on the year.
He finished his career with 1,032 points (473 goals, 559 assists) in 990 games.
After his time in Buffalo, Mogilny went on to play for Vancouver, New Jersey, Toronto and New Jersey once more. While he put up big numbers throughout his career, the first half of it was the more impressive.