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Randy Carlyle, Thomas Steen inducted into Jets' Hall of Fame
Randy Carlyle (centre right) and Thomas Steen (centre left) were inducted into Jets' Hall of Fame on Feb 11, 2020. (Source: TSN)
WINNIPEG -- Two former Winnipeg Jets players were inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.
Randy Carlyle and Thomas Steen were inducted Tuesday night a head of the Jets' game against the New York Rangers.
"I came here and made a commitment to playing here, to becoming part of the community here," Carlyle said at a press conference before the game Tuesday.
"I had a tremendous amount of enjoyment, and it wasn't just on the ice – it was off the ice."
Carlyle played 10 of his 18 NHL seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, from 1992 to 1983. He transitioned into coaching with the Jets after his playing career.
Steen spent all fourteen of his NHL seasons with the Jets, from 1994 to 1982.
Both of the former players were recognized for their strong bond with the community.
"From the first time I came here, I certainly could recognize the love for hockey," said Steen. "I've had that since I was really young, but I recognized that it was the same level here, so I felt really good right from the beginning."