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Former Penguin Luc Robitaille elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Ok, so his stint as a Penguin only lasted 46 games and 23 goals, but congratulations anyways to former Pittsburgh Penguin Luc Robitaille on earning entrance to the Hockey Hall of Fame.  "Lucky Luc" joins Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull and Brian Leetch in a very, very solid class of inductees.

The Pens acquired Luc in the summer of 1994 in exchange for Rick Tocchet and a 2nd round pick....Robitaille would play the lockout shortended season with Pittsburgh but that would be it.  Despite scoring 42 points in 46 games and posting a +/- of +10, the Pens decided to deal Luc to the New York Rangers (along with Ulf Samuelsson) for Petr Nedved and Sergei Zubov in the summer of 1995. 

Robitaille would chug his way on to being the most prolific scoring left winger in NHL history and won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2002 with two of his HOF classmates in Yzerman and Hull also on that veteran team.