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Rob Blake heads Hockey Hall of Fame's six-man class
Rob Blake heads Hockey Hall of Fame's six-man class

Former Kings defenseman Rob Blake, now the team’s assistant general manager, was one of six men elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. The induction ceremony will take place in Toronto on Nov. 17. In the players’ category, Blake, 44, was joined by longtime Colorado Avalanche center Peter Forsberg, standout goaltender Dominik Hasek, and Mike Modano, the highest-scoring U.S.-born player in NHL history with 1,274 points. Retired referee Bill McCreary and the late coach Pat Burns were elected in the builders’ category. Blake, known for his thunderous hip checks and booming slap shot, won the Norris trophy -- given to the NHL’s top defenseman --...

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