Weight, Guerin inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall

Weight, Guerin inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall

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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 02: (L to R) Cindy Curley, Peter Karmanos, Jr., Bill Guerin, Doug Weight and Ron Mason pose for a photo at a media meet and greet prior to their USA Hockey Hall of Fame induction at the Motor City Casino on December 2, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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by Andrew Allsman, HockeySTL

KMOV.com

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM

(HockeySTL)-- Former St. Louis Blues forwards Bill Guerin and Doug Weight were two of the individuals inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday evening.

Weight and Guerin, both of whom spent time with the Blues during their respective, respected careers, were honored on Monday in a ceremony, which took place in Detroit. Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr., U.S. Women’s National Team Member Cindy Curley and long-time college hockey coach Ron Mason were the other 2013 inductees honored.

Weight, 42, played in 18 National Hockey League seasons. He spent six of those with St. Louis. Weight won a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and represented USA Hockey in the Olympics on three separate occasions. He also represented Team USA in three World Championships (1993, 1994, and 2005).

The forward was with the Blues from 2001-06 and re-joined the team for the 2006-07 campaign. He was traded to Anaheim during the 2007-08 season for Andy McDonald.

In his six seasons with the Blues, Weight had 295 points (75 goals, 220 assists). He played 364 games while sporting the Blue Note on his chest.

For his career, Weight had 278 goals, 1,033 points in 1,238 NHL games. Weight split his time between six teams (New York Rangers, Edmonton, St. Louis, Carolina, Anaheim, and New York Islanders). The forward tallied his 1,000th career point in the 2008-09 season with the Islanders. Two years later, he decided to hang up his skates.

Currently, Weight is with the Islanders organization as an assistant coach. When he retired, Weight was fifth all-time among American hockey players in points. He is now sixth.

Weight and Guerin had somewhat similar careers. It was fitting that they were inducted together.

Guerin, 43, who played in 18 NHL seasons, was Weight’s teammate on three separate occasions throughout the course of his career (Edmonton, New York Islanders, and St. Louis). Guerin played for the Blues for one incomplete season. However, that season, which was the 2006-07 campaign, Guerin led the Blues with 28 goals.

As a Blue, Guerin had 47 points. For his career, he had 856. Guerin, like Weight, played in more than 1,000 NHL games, 1,263 to be exact. He had 429 goals in his career, split between eight different teams (New Jersey, Edmonton, Boston, Dallas, St. Louis, San Jose, New York Islanders and Pittsburgh).

Guerin was also a frequent U.S. representative in the Olympics as well as the World Championships.

Since retiring from hockey in 2010, Guerin has taken on a job as the Penguins’ player development coach.

Neither Weight nor Guerin is in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Obviously, that could change down the road. 

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