Classy, clutch Nieuwendyk enters Hall

Updated: November 11, 2011, 2:04 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

When you talk with people in the hockey community who have had the privilege to cross paths with Joe Nieuwendyk, the same words are used to describe him: class, dignity, character, humility.

"His whole life he's been a good guy," good friend and former NHL star Gary Roberts told ESPN.com. "It's a simple categorization, but he conducted himself professionally in every way during his career."

Of course, being a classy guy isn't enough to get you into the Hockey ...

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