Chelios, an Illinois native, won Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986 and with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002 and 2008. He was named the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman three times over a 26-year career.
He also played for the United States on four different Olympic teams and was selected to the NHL All-Star Game 11 times.
Niedermayer won three Stanley Cup titles with the New Jersey Devils and another with the Anaheim Ducks during an 18-year career from 1992-2010. He racked up 172 goals with 568 assists for 740 points in 1,263 games.
Shanahan, currently the NHL's discipline chief, won Stanley Cup titles with Detroit in 1997, 1998 and 2002 and was a member of Canada's gold-medal winning Olympic team in 2002.
Philadelphia Flyers head Coach Fred Shero and Canadian women's hockey player Geraldine Heaney were also named to the Hall of Fame Monday.