Montreal Canadiens: Three Recent Habs That Will Be First Ballot Hall of Famers

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 24: Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 24: Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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The Montreal Canadiens did not have any of their former players voted into the Hall of Fame on earlier this week. The 2022 class was announced on Monday and it had a distinct Swedish and Vancouver Canucks feeling to it.

Twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin were voted in as well as former Canucks teammate Roberto Luongo. Daniel Alfredsson, a teammate of the Sedin twins on a few Swedish national teams also got the call to inform him he will be entering the Hall of Fame.

Finnish women’s player Riikka Sallinen was also elected and Herb Carnegie will go into the builder’s category. It is quite a deep class, though perhaps without an elite star player getting their name called.

The Sedin’s were great and Alfredsson was a really good player for a long time, but these were not the greatest players in the league for a decade or anything like that. They all had individual success at the NHL level and plenty of international tournaments where they showed off their talents as well.

The 2022 class will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame in November. There are no former Canadiens players on this list, but there are a few that deserved a little more recognition.

What the Canadiens do have is a plethora of their former stars that have already been inducted. They also have a handful of recent players who are not eligible to be inducted yet, but absolutely will be as soon as they are on the ballot.

These three players who recently wore a Habs jersey are just wrapping up their careers, but have done enough already to earn induction in the Hockey Hall of Fame. If Alfredsson eventually got the call, you can bet all three of these players will in due time as well.

Let’s take a quick at three players we very recently cheered for that may as well start writing their induction speeches to the Hall of Fame right now.