June 22, 2010
Former Providence College women's ice hockey great Cammi Granato was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2010 on Friday, June 22. She joins another women's hockey pioneer, Angela James, former NHL player Dino Ciccarelli, longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Jimmy Devellano and the late Daryl Seaman, a founding owner of the Calgary Flames, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on November 8 in Toronto.
Granato, who became the first woman inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on October 10, 2008, played at Providence College from 1989-93. While at Providence, Granato was named ECAC Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons and made the ECAC All-Star team in all four seasons. Granato led the Friars to two ECAC Championship titles and finished her career with an amazing 256 points, a record she holds to this day. She is also the leader for single-season points with 84 (1992-93), goals with 48 (1991-92), and assists with 43 (1992-93). She is the all-time leading goal scorer at Providence College with an impressive 139 career tallies and ranks second all-time in assists with 117.
After her impressive career as a Friar, Granato went on to play for Team U.S.A. beginning in 1990. She played at the World Championships in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999 and 2000, as well as for the U.S. Olympic teams in 1998 and 2002 where she was the team's captain both years. At the 1998 Olympics, she led Team U.S.A. to the gold medal and earned the honor of carrying the U.S. flag at the Games' Closing Ceremonies. In both 1992 and 1997, Granato made the World Championship All-Tournament Team and in 1996 she was named U.S.A. Hockey Player of the Year.
Granato also worked as a commentator for Los Angeles Kings radio broadcasts in 1998-99, becoming the second female broadcaster in NHL history, and for NBC in its coverage of the NHL and 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. In 2007, Granato received the NHL's Lester Patrick Award in recognition of outstanding service to hockey in the United States, and, in 2008, she was enshrined into the IIHF Hall of Fame. The 2010 Induction weekend kicks off on Friday, November 5th and culminates with the Induction Celebration on Monday, November 8th at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The Induction Celebration is opened to the public with a limited number of tickets for sale. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Sarah Talbot from the Hockey Hall of Fame at (416) 933-8237 or at email@example.com. More information may also be found at: http://www.legendsofhockey.net/html/ind10menu.htm
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