Smyth headlines 2017 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame class of inductees

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
February 27, 2017 - 11:08am
Ryan Smyth, shown after his last NHL game on Apr 12, 2014, is among the newest members of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame
Ryan Smyth, shown after his last NHL game on Apr 12, 2014, is among the newest members of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Chris Austin-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most beloved players ever to suit up for the Edmonton Oilers is among the latest inductees into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

Ryan Smyth, who retired from the NHL in 2014 and is now playing with the Chinook Hockey League's Stony Plain Eagles, headlines the list of 2017 Inductees announced Monday morning.

In a release, hall of fame officials say this year's inductees, "include winners of Olympic Medals and World Championships, builders, and pioneers who have dedicated endless hours to build sport and sport legacies to where they are today. These Albertans have contributed to the continuous growth of their sport and are truly deserving of this honour."

In 1270 regular season games, Smyth collected 386 goals and 456 assists for 842 points. He added 59 points in 93 playoff games.

Joining "Smytty" in the hall of fame this year are:

Rick Duff
Boxing Athlete

Keltie Duggan
Swimming Athlete

John Kucera
Alpine Skiing Athlete

Marilyn Palmer O'Connor 
Golf Athlete

Doug Jones
Baseball Builder

Hans Maciej*
Tennis Builder

Herbert McLachlin*
Basketball Builder

Sharon Trenaman
Squash Builder

1984/85 NAIT Ooks 
Men's Hockey Team

Jeff Hansen
Bell Memorial Award, Sports Writer

Betty Carveth Dunn
Pioneer Award, Baseball Athlete

*Posthumously

Each of the inductees will be honoured at the 2017 Induction Banquet in Red Deer on Friday, May 26, sponsored by BIG 105 and 106.7 THE DRIVE.
 

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