Joe Sakic is not be the general manager of the Colorado Avalanche anymore, but he’s still finding ways to keep busy.
On Wednesday, the Avalanche legend and current president of hockey operations was appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee. He takes the spot of Bobby Clarke, who retired from his position on the committee.
The Burnaby native, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012, will now play a role in who gets in.
Sakic was promoted to president of hockey operations in July for the Avalanche. He had spent the prior eight seasons as General Manager. The move came just weeks after the roster he built went on to win the Stanley Cup. Sakic was voted as the 2021-22 General Manager of the Year.
Former Assistant General Manager Chris MacFarland took over as General Manager in his place.
Sakic’s first big job in the committee will be to help select the class of 2023 inductees. Those decisions will be made when the selection committee meets in June.
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