Cammi Granato is 2nd woman to be named to the Hockey Hall of Fame selection panel

Hockey Hall of Fame added Cammi Granato, former United States women’s hockey captain, to its selection committee. Mike Gartner, former NHL star was promoted to the chair.

Granato was the American captain who won the gold medal at Nagano’s 1998 Winter Olympics. She was also part of the American team that won silver in the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City.

She was a crucial member of 10 medallists in the world championship (one gold, nine silver) and seven medallists in the 4 Nations Cup (two golds, five silvers) between 1990-2005.

Granato is currently a scout with the NHL’s Seattle Kraken. With 343 points, she is still the U.S. women’s team’s career-leading scorer (186 goals, and 157 assists).

Granato, Canada’s Angela James, were the first women inducted into The Hall of Fame as part of Class 2010.

She is the second woman to be included in the Hall of Fame selection committee, after Cassie CampbellPascall of Canada.

Gartner was a member since 2009 of the selection committee. He had 1,335 points (708 goals and 627 assists) in 19 NHL seasons. Inducted into The Hall of Fame in 2001.

John Davidson will be retiring from the committee in his 22-year tenure, which includes seven years as chair. Gartner takes over for John Davidson.