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Mass. native, former Bruin Bill Guerin among those to be inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

07.25.13 at 12:48 pm ET

As recently as the 2008-09 with the Islanders, Bill Guerin and Doug Weight were teammates. Now, they will be classmates.

USA Hockey announced Thursday that Guerin and Weight are headlining the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013, their induction coming just a handful of years after retiring in 2010 and 2011, respectively. They will be formally inducted during the 41st U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony on a date to be announced.

Guerin is a Wilbraham native who had a two-year stint with the Bruins in which he scored 69 goals and assisted on 60 others from 2000 to 2002. He played 18 NHL seasons in all, winning two Stanley Cups ‘€” in 1995 with the Devils and 2009 with the Penguins ‘€” and scoring 856 points along the way. His 429 goals rank seventh all-time among U.S.-born players.

Weight, who was selected by the Rangers in the second round of the 1990 draft, one year after the Devils took Guerin in the first round, played for six teams across 19 seasons before a back injury effectively ended his career just over two years ago. The Michigan native has since become an assistant coach with the Islanders.

Similar to Guerin, Weight ranks among the top American hockey players of all time. He averaged fewer than 15 goals per season, but with 755 assists, his 1033 total career points puts him seventh on the all-time list among players born in the United States. He also had the opportunity to hoist the Stanley Cup, his turn coming in 2006 after winning it all with the Hurricanes following a mid-season trade to Carolina.

The men also represented their country in international play on several occasions and were teammates on the U.S. silver-medal team at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Other inductees include former Michigan State coach Ron Mason, who ranks second all-time with 924 wins as a Division 1 college hockey coach; Cindy Curley, a Providence College standout in the early 1980s who went on to star on U.S. women’s national teams; and Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr.

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