Legends of Hockey - Induction Showcase - 2012 Induction Eligibility
2012 Induction Celebration

The annual meeting of the Selection Committee will be held in Toronto on June 26 to select and announce the 2012 inductees.
The 2012 Induction Weekend festivities will run from Friday, November 9th through Sunday, November 11th, 2012
culminating with the Induction Celebration on Monday, November 12th, 2012.

Click here for information about the 2012 Media Honourees.


The Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee consists of 18 individuals appointed by the Board of Directors, whose mandate is to nominate and elect candidates as Honoured Members in the Player, Builder
and Referee/Linesman categories. Player and Referee/Linesman candidates must have concluded
their respective playing or officiating careers for a minimum of three playing seasons. Players
eligible are those that retired prior to the 2008-2009 season.

First-Year Eligible Player for Induction 2011
Note: The first three lists include only first-year eligible goaltenders that have played a minimum 500 NHL regular season games and first-year eligible forwards and defensemen who have either played a minimum 700 NHL regular season games or recorded a minimum of 300 goals, 700 assists or 1,000 points. They do NOT include all players eligible for Induction 2012.

Name Position Games Wins Shutouts Stanley Cup Titles Canada/World Cup Titles

Curtis Joseph

G

943

454

51

0

1

Olaf Kolzig

G

719

303

35

0

0

Name Position Games Goals Assists Points Stanley Cup Titles Canada/World Cup Titles

Philippe Boucher

D

748

94

206

300

1

0

Patrice Brisebois

D

1,009

98

322

420

1

0

Keith Carney

D

1,018

45

183

228

0

0

Greg de Vries

D

878

48

146

194

1

0

Martin Gelinas

LW

1,273

309

351

660

1

0

Chris Gratton

C

1,092

215

354

568

0

0

Bret Hedican

D

1,039

55

239

294

1

0

Sean Hill

D

876

62

236

298

0

0

Bobby Holik

C

1,314

326

426

747

2

0

Darius Kasparaitis

D

863

27

136

163

0

1

Ken Klee

D

934

55

140

195

0

0

Claude Lemieux

RW

1,215

379

407

786

4

1

Teppo Numminen

D

1,372

117

520

637

0

0

Michael Peca

C

864

176

289

465

0

1

Luke Richardson

D

1,417

35

166

201

0

0

Gary Roberts

LW

1,224

438

472

910

1

0

Jeremy Roenick

C

1,363

513

703

1,216

0

0

Joe Sakic

C

1,378

625

1,016

1,641

2

2

Brendan Shanahan

RW

1,524

656

698

1,354

3

2

Mike Sillinger

C

1,049

240

308

548

0

0

Jason Smith

D

1,008

41

128

169

0

0

Mats Sundin

C

1,346

564

785

1,349

0

1

Name NHL Awards/Honours

Olaf Kolzig

NHL First All-Star Team (2000)
Vezina Trophy (2000)
King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2006)

Claude Lemieux

Conn Smythe Trophy (1995)

Michael Peca

Frank J. Selke Trophy (1997, 2002)

Gary Roberts

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1996)

Joe Sakic


Conn Smythe Trophy (1996)
NHL First All-Star Team (2001, 2002, 2004)
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (2001)
Lester B. Pearson Award (2001)
Hart Memorial Trophy (2001)

Brendan Shanahan

NHL First All-Star Team (1994, 2000)
King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2003)


The following lists do NOT include all players eligible for Induction 2012.

The forwards and defensemen listed have registered at least 400 NHL goals, or 1,000 NHL points,
or have won 6 Stanley Cup titles or 2 Canada/World Cup titles, or are members of the "Triple Gold Club"
(winners of the World Championship, Canada/World Cup, and the Stanley Cup).

The goaltenders listed have played a minimum 500 NHL regular season games
and have either won over 250 NHL games or have recorded 50 or more shutouts in the NHL.

Name Goals Points Canada/World Cup Titles Stanley Cup Titles Olympic Gold World Champ Titles
Tony Amonte 416 900 1 0 0 0
Dave Andreychuk 640 1338 0 1 0 0
Ralph Backstrom 278 639 0 6 0 -
Brian Bellows 485 1,022 1 (CAN) 1 0 0
Peter Bondra 503 892 0 0 0 0
Pavel Bure 437 779 0 0 0 1 (RUS)
V. Damphousse 432 1,205 0 1 0 0
Ray Ferraro 408 898 0 0 0 0
Alexei Gusarov 39 167 0 1 1 (RUS) 3 (RUS)
Larry Hillman 36 232 0 6 0 -
Phil Housley 338 1,232 1 (USA) 0 0 0
Dale Hunter 323 1,020 0 0 0 0
Tomas Jonsson 85 344 0 2 1 (SWE) 1 (SWE)
Valeri Kamensky 200 501 0 1 1 (RUS) 3 (RUS)
Steve Larmer 441 1,012 1 (CAN) 1 0 0
John LeClair 406 819 1 (USA) 1 0 0
Eric Lindros 372 760 1 (CAN) 0 1 (CAN) 0
Hakan Loob 193 429 0 1 1 (SWE) 2 (SWE)
Kevin Lowe 84 431 1 (CAN) 6 0 0
John MacLean 413 842 0 0 0 0
Rick Middleton 448 1,005 1 (CAN) 0 0 0
Alexander Mogilny 473 1,032 0 1 0 0
Mats Naslund 251 634 0 1 1 (SWE) 1 (SWE)
Bernie Nichols 475 1,210 0 0 0 0
Adam Oates 341 1,420 0 0 0 0
John Ogrodnick 402 827 0 0 0 0
Brian Propp 425 1,004 1 (CAN) 0 0 -
Claude Provost 254 589 0 9 0 0
Stephane Richer 421 819 0 2 0 0
Bobby Smith 357 1,036 0 1 0 0
Brent Sutter 363 829 3 (CAN) 2 0 0
Jean-Guy Talbot 43 285 0 7 0 -
Dave Taylor 431 1,069 0 0 0 0
Steve Thomas 421 933 0 0 0 0
Rick Tocchet 440 952 2 (CAN) 1 0 0
Pierre Turgeon 515 1,327 0 0 0 0
Garry Unger 413 804 0 0 0 0
Rick Vaive 441 876 0 0 0 0
Pat Verbeek 522 1,063 0 1 0 1 (CAN)

Name Shutouts Wins Stanley Cup Titles Canada/World Cup Titles
Tom Barrasso 38 369 2 0
Don Beaupre 17 268 0 0
Dan Bouchard 27 286 0 0
Sean Burke 38 324 0 0
Lorne Chabot 72 201 2 -
Ron Hextall 23 296 0 1
Kelly Hrudey 17 271 0 0
Dave Kerr 51 203 1 -
Mike Liut 25 294 0 0
Andy Moog 28 372 3 0
Gilles Meloche 20 270 0 0
Felix Potvin 32 266 0 0
Mike Richter 24 301 1 1
John Ross Roach 58 219 1 -
Rogie Vachon 51 355 3 1
John Vanbiesbrouk 40 374 0 0
Mike Vernon 27 385 2 0

The following list includes eligible players who have registered
at least 100 points in Senior World Championship play.

Name Nation Goals Assists Points World Champ Titles Olympic Titles
Boris Mikhailov USSR 98 71 169 8 2
Alexander Maltsev USSR 77 89 156 9 2
Vladimir Petrov USSR 74 80 154 9 2
Sven Johansson Sweden 84 43 127 3 0
Sergei Makarov USSR 50 68 118 8 2
Vladimir Martinec CSSR 52 58 110 3 0
Ven. Alexandrov USSR 63 41 104 4 2
Jiri Holik CSSR 55 41 104 3 0
Anatoli Firsov USSR 59 42 101 6 3



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2012 Hockey Hall Of Fame NHL Media Award Winners Announced

Globe and Mail columnist and long-time voice of the Buffalo Sabres to be recognized

Rick Jeanneret
TORONTO (June 8, 2012) — Chuck Kaiton, President of the NHL Broadcasters' Association, and Kevin Allen, President of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, announced today that RICK JEANNERET, the play-by-play voice of the Buffalo Sabres for more than 40 years, will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster, and ROY MacGREGOR, a renowned national hockey columnist and author, will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism.

Rick Jeanneret has broadcast Buffalo Sabres' games on radio and television since 1971. Born in St. Catharines, Ontario and raised in Terrace Bay, Rick has also worked in various capacities at CJRN Radio in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He has broadcast hockey for the Niagara Falls Flyers of the then OHA prior and during his early years with Buffalo. Jeanneret's enthusiasm and many signature calls, such as '... and Buffalo wins it in oooooovertime!', have made him extremely popular with Sabres' fans everywhere.

"This is an honour that is long overdue; Rick has been synonymous with the Buffalo Sabres," said Kaiton. "His exciting calls have thrilled hockey fans in the greater Niagara region for more than 40 years."

Roy MacGregor
One of the greatest hockey storytellers in the history of the game, Roy MacGregor has found a way like few others to tie the sport that unites Canada through his work in newspapers and books. Over the past four decades MacGregor has received several awards for his hockey writing. In addition to crafting beautiful descriptions of the biggest Olympic and Stanley Cup final games, MacGregor has taken courageous stands against violence and supporting creativity in hockey.

Currently a featured hockey columnist at the Globe and Mail, his career also had stops at the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and Maclean's Magazine. MacGregor has authored several hockey books including Road Game, Home Game (with Ken Dryden), 7 A.M. Practice, The Last Season, The Home Team (nominated for a Governor-General's Award) and his most recent book, Wayne Gretzky's Ghost: And Other Tales from a Lifetime in Hockey. He's also written the massively popular children's series, the Screech Owl hockey novels. In short, he has touched hockey fans of all ages and all walks of life with his writing.

"Roy is one of the great journalistic storytellers of this generation," said Allen. "He is a masterful wordsmith, an essayist, a columnist, and truly one of the most gifted craftsmen in our profession."

MacGregor and Jeanneret will receive their awards at a luncheon presentation in Toronto on Monday, November 12th, and their award plaques will be displayed in the Esso Great Hall at the Hockey Hall of Fame alongside the 86 past award recipients.