Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer, Brendan Shanahan, Geraldine Heaney and Fred Shero will become the newest members of the Hockey Hall of Fame in November.

The Hall added the quintet in its annual announcement on Tuesday, ushering in the four players and one builder allowed in any given year.

Niedermayer's induction comes as little surprise as one of the most decorated players of his era. He is a four-time Stanley Cup winner and a two-time Olympic champion on top of having won World Junior gold, an IIHF World Hockey Championship, a World Cup of Hockey and a Memorial Cup.

The former Devils and Ducks bleuliner has pages worth of hardware to pad his resume, including the Norris Trophy, the Conn Smythe Trophy, three First Team All-Star selections and one Second Team selection.

Niedermayer scored 172 goals and 568 assists in 1,263 career NHL games and 22 goals and 73 assists in 202 career playoff games. He also appeared in five NHL All-Star Games.

The other first-year-eligible honouree is Chelios, who played more regular season games than all but four players in the NHL history.

Chelios suited up in 1,651 career games with the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Atlanta Thrashers. A three-time Stanley Cup champion and Norris Trophy winner, the Chicago native was a dominant force in his prime and a model of longevity.

Over 26 NHL seasons, he scored 185 career goals and 763 assists while adding 31 goals and 113 assists in 266 career playoff games.

He represented the United States at three Olympic Games, winning a silver medal in 2002 and also took part in two Canada Cups and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. He was named to the First All-Star Team five times, was twice named a Second Team All-Star and played in nine NHL All-Star Games.

Shanahan - who won three Stanley Cups and scored more than 600 goals and 1,300 points over his 21-year career - was a nominee for the Hall's 2012 class, but was edged out by fellow first-year choices Mats Sundin and Joe Sakic along with Pavel Bure and Adam Oates.

The Mimico, Ontario native - who's currently the NHL Director of Player Safety and Vice President of Hockey and Business Development – enjoyed a 21-year playing career with five NHL teams.

Shanahan scored 656 career goals and 698 assists in 1,524 games with the New Jersey Devils, St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers.

He was twice named to the NHL's First All-Star Team and played in eight NHL All-Star Games. In 2003, he won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for on-ice leadership and off-ice humanitarian contribution.

Shanahan represented Canada on a number of occasions, including winning the Olympic gold medal-winning team in 2002, the 1991 Canada Cup and the 1994 IIHF World Championship. He was also a member of Canada's 1987 World Junior team.

Heaney will enter the Hall as one of the pioneers of modern women's hockey.

She represented Canada's national women's hockey team on numerous occasions between 1990 and 2002. Over that span, she's won a combined seven IIHF World Women's Championship gold medals and Olympic gold and silver medals.

She was named best blueliner at the 1992 and 1994 World Championships and was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2008 alongside fellow Hockey Hall of Famers Angela James and Cammie Granato.