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Ray Scapinello, the Cal Ripken of NHL on-ice officials

Updated: November 10, 2008, 6:25 PM ET

I don't think Ray Scapinello has stopped smiling since the day he found out he was going into the Hockey Fall of Fame in June.

There he was again today at the Hall, with a wide smile and warm handshake for everyone. Induction Day has arrived.

No linesman has ever worked more games in the history of the NHL -- 2,508 regular season and 426 playoffs. Even more remarkable is that Scapinello never missed an assignment. Not one single game. He's the Cal Ripken of on-ice officials.

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