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Al Arbour

The Hockey Hall of Fame and its members are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Honoured Member Al Arbour.

As a player, Al Arbour was a four-time Stanley Cup winner, capturing hockey's top prize with Detroit in 1954, Chicago in 1961 and Toronto in 1962 and 1964. He is one of only 10 players in history to win the Stanley Cup with three different teams.

Arbour would join the New York Islanders as head coach in 1973 and would help build the club into one of the NHL's most renowned dynasties. In 1980 the Islanders captured the first of four consecutive Stanley Cup titles. A feat that has not since been matched. Arbour received the Jack Adams Award in 1979 and his 1,607 games coached and 782 wins are both the second highest totals in NHL history. The Hockey Hall of Fame would like to extend sincere condolences to Mr. Arbour's family.

Click here to view Al Arbour's Honoured Member page.


Lanny McDonald, incoming Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame and John Davidson, Chairman of the Selection Committee, announced today that seven individuals have been elected to Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Membership, five in the Player Category and two in the Builder Category. The vote took place today at the annual meeting of the Selection Committee in Toronto.

"The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these seven hockey legends as Honoured Members," said John Davidson. "Their contributions to the game of hockey are well documented and their election to the Hockey Hall of Fame is richly deserved."

In the Player category, Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Angela Ruggiero were elected.

In the Builder Category, Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos Jr. were elected.

Induction Weekend festivities run from Friday, November 6th through Sunday, November 8th culminating with the Induction Gala Celebration on Monday, November 9th. Events commemorating the Class of 2015 take place throughout the weekend and include fan forums, limited edition giveaways and the annual Haggar Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic.

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Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions Artifact Display Unveiled!

Now on display is an extensive exhibit dedicated to the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.

Artifacts donated include:

  • Jonathan Toews' Jersey
  • Patrick Kane's Helmet
  • Patrick Sharp's Pants
  • Corey Crawford's Blocker, Catcher & Stick
  • Antoine Vermette's Helmet
  • Jonathan Toews' Elbow Pads
  • Kimmo Timonen's Gloves
  • Brad Richards & Brent Seabrook's Socks
  • Teuvo Teravainen's Gloves
  • Brandon Saad's Skates
  • Niklas Hjalmarsson's Shin Pads
  • Duncan Keith Stick
Note: Not all donated artifacts will be on display.

2015 World Championship Artifacts Now on Display

Now on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame are artifacts from the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championship.

The recently added artifacts include:

  • Sidney Crosby's Jersey
  • Jason Spezza's Helmet
  • Seth Jones' Jersey
  • Claude Giroux's Gloves
  • Anze Kopitar's Jersey
  • Mike Smith's Socks
  • Gold Medal Game Goal Pucks

New Hockey Hall of Fame
Chair of the Board Lanny McDonald

Hockey Hall of Fame Announces New Chair of the Board

Jim Gregory, Vice-Chair of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today that one of hockey's most renowned team leaders, Lanny McDonald, will become the next Chair of the Board effective July 1, 2015. This appointment to fill the vacancy left by the untimely passing of Pat Quinn on November 23, 2014, was confirmed at the Board of Directors meeting held this morning in Toronto with the effective date to occur following McDonald's final meeting as a member of the Selection Committee in June.

"As a perennial supporter since his induction in 1992 and a member of the Selection Committee for the past nine years, Lanny is familiar with the affairs of the Hockey Hall of Fame just as the hockey world remembers his achievements during his outstanding playing career," said Gregory.

"I am thrilled and honoured for this opportunity to contribute at the Board level in support of the best sports hall of fame and museum in the world," said McDonald. "The Hockey Hall of Fame is a very special place to me, as it is to hockey fans of all ages."

Click here to view press release in its entirety.

New TSN SportsCentre Experience

This exact replica of the SportsCentre studio at TSN offers Hockey Hall of Fame guests the opportunity to 'audition' and test their sports anchor skills in front of a camera. As is the case with the broadcast pods, all performances are recorded via the Cisco HHOF GameCAM Video System which allows participants to download and later share their clip online.

Click here for complete TSN/RDS Broadcast Zone information.

World Junior Championship Trophy is now
on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame for
a limited time.

World Junior Championship Trophy and 2015 Tournament Artifacts Now On Display

For a limited time only the World Junior Championship Trophy is on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame. The trophy has been added to the World Junior Championship Showcase which is housed in the Tissot World of Hockey Zone.

Other artifacts from the 2014-15 World Junior Championship now on display include Sam Reinhart's jersey, Darnell Nurse's socks and Max Domi's stick.

Hockey  Canada Centennial Exhibit at the Hockey Hall of Fame's Tissot World of Hockey Zone

Hockey  Canada Centennial Exhibit at the Hockey Hall of Fame's Tissot World of Hockey Zone

Hockey  Canada Centennial Exhibit at the Hockey Hall of Fame's Tissot World of Hockey Zone

Hockey Canada
Centennial Exhibit

Now on display in the Hockey Hall of Fame's Tissot World of Hockey Zone, is the Hockey Canada Centennial Exhibit. This limited-time exhibit highlights Hockey Canada’s top moments including the 2002, 2010 and 2014 Olympic Double Gold medal victories and features iconic artifacts from Hockey Canada’s 100 year history.
Among the artifacts on display are:

  • Gloves worn by Scott Niedermayer at the 2004 World Championship

  • Team Canada '72 - "Team of the Century" Award

  • Sled used by Herve Lord at the 1998 Paralympics

  • Puck used by Sidney Crosby to become the youngest player to score for Canada in the World Junior Championship (2004)

  • 1998 World Junior Championship Gold Medal

  • Sami-Jo Small’s Women’s World Championship Gold Medal (2000)

  • Brendan Shanahan - Quebec International Peewee Hockey Tournament Trophy

  • Jersey worn by Angela James at the 1990 Women’s World Championship

  • Ron Ellis' 1972 Summit Series Team Canada Jacket

Los Angeles Kings stars Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown present HHOF Vice-President and Curator, Phil Pritchard with a 2014 Stanley Cup Championship Ring.

The 2014 ring has been added to the Stanley Cup Championship Ring Display.

Los Angeles Kings
Donate 2014 Stanley Cup
Championship Ring

On December 13, 2014, Hockey Hall of Fame Curator Phil Pritchard accepted a 2014 Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Championship ring.

Kings President, Business Operations, Luc Robitaille and stars Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown were on hand to make the donation on behalf of the Los Angeles Kings organization. The ring was added to the Stanley Cup Championship Ring Display in the NHL Zone at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The ring is featured in a display celebrating the current and past Stanley Cup champions, including the first-ever Stanley Cup ring (1893) Billy Barlow (MAAA); Bill Hay's 1961 ring (CHI); Daryl "Doc" Seaman's 1989 ring (CGY) and Bob Johnson's 1991 ring (PIT). The display also contains rings from the 2007 (ANA), 2008 (DET), 2009 (PIT), 2010 (CHI), 2011 (BOS), 2012 (LA) and 2013 (CHI) Stanley Cup Champions, which were all donated by the owners of the teams.

Limited-time Exhibit "Hockey Marching As To War"

Veterans and Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Members Johnny Bower and Red Kelly were on hand to unveil the new exhibit.

As part of the "Hockey Marching As To War" exhibit the plaques of all Honoured Members who served in the military are adorned with a commemorative red ribbon.

Limited-time Exhibit
"Hockey Marching As To War"

The Hockey Hall of Fame in partnership with Library and Archives Canada is thrilled to announce the opening of a limited-time exhibit on hockey and the First World War to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the start of the war.

The exhibit highlights the impact of the First World War on hockey players through artifacts, graphics, and interactive stations. Among the items on display are digital Canadian Expeditionary Forces files and attestation papers of over 30 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees, as well as original Canadian Expeditionary Forces files for three inductees: Conn Smythe, Frank McGee and Frank Fredrickson.

"LAC is committed to commemorating Canada's contribution to the First World War, and this exhibit provides an excellent opportunity to make available Canada's rich documentary heritage in a different setting. It also illustrates the different ways Canadians can access their history, by way of Canada's favourite sport. This partnership signals LAC's renewed emphasis to make accessible and available documentary heritage to all Canadians, everywhere." Dr. Guy Berthiaume - Librarian and Archivist of Canada

"It's been 100 years since the start of the Great War. Many Canadians from across this great land gave the ultimate sacrifice, and hockey players were no different. Partnering with Library and Archives Canada, the Hockey Hall of Fame pays tribute to all of those involved in the great game of hockey and who also served their country with this special exhibit on hockey during wartime." Phil Pritchard - Hockey Hall of Fame Vice President and Curator.

Educators - Provide your students with the opportunity to learn how the First World War impacted Canada's favourite sport through a complimentary 'Hockey Marching As To War' History Education Package. Details.

NHLPA Game Time

NHLPA Game Time

Experience NHLPA Game Time, the Hockey Hall of Fame's revitalized model rink attraction that incorporates elements from EA SPORTS NHL14 enabling guests to go one-on-one against life-size, animated versions of today's greatest goalies and shooters in the Shut Out and Shoot Out simulation games.

Cisco GameCAM Video System records every simulation game play so that guests can immediately download and share their Game Time experience with the world via social media.

This state-of-the-art, immersive, interactive attraction is sure to be a highlight for Hockey Hall of Fame guests of all ages.

Visit NHLPA Game Time in the Exhibit Tour

Click here to see Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier
in the Hockey Hall of Fame's new
NHLPA Game Time Commercial

Click here for movie trailer.

Hockey Hall of Fame
Exclusive 3D Film Presentation
Now Playing

Stanley's Game Seven (3D) is now playing. The Hockey Hall of Fame's latest film offering is a landmark production in the world of hockey and pushes the boundaries of 3D filmmaking in the sports genre to groundbreaking levels, while offering guests an unparalleled "Experiential Hockey Attraction."

The story opens with a group of young men gathering at the local small-town rink for their once-a-week hockey game, the highlight of their lives, like it is for so many hockey enthusiasts.

Stanley's Game Seven combines a stunning mix of original live action, computer generated 3D animation, and classic archival footage of some of the most renowned playoff moments in Stanley Cup history. The 22 minute film plays at the top and half past the hour in the Hockey Hall of Fame's new TSN Theatre and is included in the price of admission.

Help Preserve Hockey's History

The Hockey Hall of Fame is always looking for donations of everything hockey (any league and all levels worldwide). In 2012-13 we are placing an emphasis on Audio and Visual material. Specifically this includes audio, film and video (including outdoor home films and video), broadcasts and interviews, photographic slides, negatives and digital photos.

All donated material will be preserved within the state of art climate controlled Photographic and Moving Pictures archive at the D.K. (Doc) Seaman Hockey Resource Centre. The Hockey Hall of Fame has been committed to preserving and sharing our fabulous collection with hockey fans from all over the world. And thanks to the generous support by way of donations from families, teams, leagues and federations we have been able to achieve this goal for decades.

For more information please contact Craig Campbell, Manager, Resource Centre and Archives at 416-933-8224 or

HHOF Seneca Course 

Award-Winning Hockey Hall of Fame Course Goes On-Line

From hockey's earliest origins to the Great One and beyond, Canada's great game is now being taught exclusively on-line. A credit course at Seneca College in Toronto, titled The Hockey Hall of Fame Presents, provides the opportunity for students across North America to participate.

The Hockey Hall of Fame and Seneca College's Faculty of Continuing Education have combined to create this landmark and award-winning on-line course, which takes a serious look at the history and evolution of the game. Each week's topics examine the cultural, social and economic impact hockey has had on Canada.

"We're excited about sharing our passion for hockey," says Hockey Hall of Fame Curator Phil Pritchard, who is one of the course's instructors along with the Editor of Publications at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Kevin Shea. "We are delighted to partner with Seneca in order to take the Hockey Hall of Fame's reputation and resources into the classroom."

For further information about on-line course, click on the site: or contact Seneca College Media Relations at 416-491-5050 ext. 2656.

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