Tonight the fourth set of father / son Hall of Famers will be complete.  Mark finally joins dad Gordie in the Hall of Fame.  The other three father / son combos are the Hulls, the Patricks, and the Seiberts.  When your dad is Mr. Hockey it’s a tough thing to live up to, and although Mark’s stats are inferior to his father only one player in hockey history had stats that were better.

Mark put up 1246 points between the NHL and WHA.  Any way you shake it, those are Hall of Fame numbers.  The biggest reason he should be in is his career +/- of 400.  Meaning when he was on the ice, he made the big plays he needed to.  Most of his former teammates on Philly, Hartford, and Detroit said he should be a Hall of Famer.

Mark enters the Hall with Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour and Joe Nieuwendyk.  I have to say that this is a very solid class this season.  His cumulative numbers are right on par with Gilmour, and Brett Hull just to give you a comparison of his accomplishments.  Mark will never get the notoriety that he deserves because of his legendary father, but he indeed deserves to be in the Hall.

His autographed cards on eBay are very cheap, they run anywhere between $4-$8 as long as his famous father isn’t on the same card.  For the price you can’t beat it.  A Hall of Famer for less than $10.  Below is his UD Masterpieces autograph and it’s definitely a must have.

What do you think of his induction into the Hall of Fame?


One response »

  1. tomseaver says:

    I couldn’t be happier. He was great in Philly for ten years and is probably the best defenseman the Flyers have ever had. He should have been in long ago in my opinion. Congrats Mark!

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