Central Hockey League Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Announced
February 12, 2014 - Central Hockey League (CHL) News Release
GLENDALE, AZ (February 12, 2014) - The Central Hockey League announced today that Travis Clayton and Jeff Lund have been selected by the CHL Hall of Fame Selection Committee to be inducted into the Central Hockey League Hall of Fame as the "ÂClass of 2014'.
"Both Jeff (Lund) and Travis (Clayton) are a huge part of our League's history and we are very pleased to have them both unanimously selected as members of the Hall of Fame," said Steve Ryan, CHL Commissioner. "Their contributions and achievements throughout their tenures in the Central Hockey League truly set them both apart as Hall of Famers. Congratulations to both Travis and Jeff."
The Class of 2014 is the third class selected into the CHL Hall of Fame as Clayton will join Joe Burton (Class of 2012), Hardy Sauter (Class of 2013) and Doug Lawrence (Class of 2013) in the "ÂPlayer' Category and Lund will join his nephew Brad Lund (Class of 2013), Doug Sauter (Class of 2013), N. Thomas Berry (Class of 2013), Brad Treliving (Class of 2012) and Rick Kozuback (Class of 2012) in the "ÂBuilder' Category.
The two inductees were determined through a process conducted by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee and required unanimous selection by committee members. The CHL Hall of Fame will induct no more than five people each year with a maximum of three players with the categories being "ÂPlayer', "ÂOfficial' and "ÂBuilder'.
Clayton retired from the CHL after helping the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs to the 2011 Ray Miron Presidents' Cup Championship, his one CHL Championship. As one of the most decorated players in CHL history, the Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan finished his playing career after 14 seasons dressing in 184 games with the Mudbugs and 696 games with the Wichita Thunder.
The seven-time All-Star is the CHL's all-time leader with 880 games played (more than a hundred more games played than the second person on the list, Tyler Fleck - 773 games) and second all-time in points (982), goals (381) and assists (601). Clayton finished his career just three points shy of Joe Burton (985 points) for the all-time points lead.
Clayton played in 96 career CHL post-season games scoring 42 goals with 39 assists (81 points). All but 12 of his 892 professional regular season games were played in the Central Hockey League (one game with Detroit and 11 games with Kansas City in the International Hockey League during the 2000-01 season).
Lund enters the Hall of Fame as one of the most decorated and successful executives in league history serving in many capacities for more than two decades. He started as the General Manager of the Tulsa Oilers in 1992 and then after purchasing the Oilers in 1999, served as the team's President. He also doubled as the team President for the Wichita Thunder from 2008 to 2011.
One of his biggest achievements was negotiating the lease and transitioning the Oilers into the BOK Center, one of the best all-purpose facilities in North America.
In 2009, Lund was awarded the Rick Kozuback Award, given for perseverance, determination and commitment to the game of hockey, as he battled back from cancer.
Lund was also a member of the executive bargaining committee that negotiated the CHL's first Collective Bargaining Agreement and also served on the CHL's Board of Directors for many years.
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