BOSTON – Ron DeGregorio (Salem, N.H.), Chris Drury (Trumbull, Conn.), Angela Ruggiero (Simi Valley, Calif.) and Mathieu Schneider (New York, N.Y.) were formally enshrined into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame this evening during a sold-out ceremony at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.
In addition to the induction of the Class of 2015, Jeremy Jacobs (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Bob Crocker (East Boston, Mass.) both received the National Hockey League's Lester Patrick Trophy and Emile Francis was presented with the Wayne Gretzky International Award.
"It was an extraordinary evening honoring some of the best in our sport, all of whom have made a tremendous impact on hockey in the United States and around the globe," said Jim Smith (Mount Prospect, Ill.), president of USA Hockey.
Notes: USA Hockey took over responsibilities for the selection process and induction event associated with the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006 ... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame was incorporated in 1969 and inducted its first class in 1973. To date, there are 165 enshrined members in the Hall ... The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, located in Eveleth, Minnesota, is open daily. For hours of operation and admission prices, visit USHockeyHall.com or call 800-443-7825.