The Hockey Hall of Fame and its members are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Honoured Member Frank Udvari.
Frank Udvari's officiating career began in the OHA and would lead him to the NHL 1951. He would go on to referee 718 regular season games and an additional 70 playoff contests in a career that span 15 years. Udvari was named the first supervisor of NHL officials on August 1, 1966 and would later serve as the referee-in-chief of the AHL.
For his lifetime in hockey, Udvari was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Referee/Linesmen Category in 1973.
The Hockey Hall of Fame would like to extend sincere condolences to Mr. Udvari's family.
Click here to view Frank Udvari's Honoured Member page.
A display honouring the 2014 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.
Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Champions Artifact Display Unveiled!
Now on display is an extensive exhibit dedicated to the 2014 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings.
The recently added artifacts include:
Jonathan Quick's Stick - used in Game Five of Stanley Cup Final.
Alec Martinez' Gloves - used to score Stanley Cup-winning goal in overtime.
Dustin Brown's Shoulder Pads - worn throughout the 2014 playoffs.
Marian Gaborik's Skates - worn throughout the 2014 playoffs.
Jeff Carter's Jersey - worn in Game One of Stanley Cup Final.
Jonathan Quick's Trapper - used throughout the 2014 playoffs.
Tyler Toffoli's Stick - used to assist on Stanley Cup-winning goal in overtime.
Hockey Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees
Pat Quinn, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame and John Davidson, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame's Selection Committee, announced that Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek and Mike Modano have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player Category. Pat Burns has been elected in the Builder Category and Bill McCreary in the Referee/Linesman Category. The vote took place today at the annual meeting of the Selection Committee in Toronto.
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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.
Coming soon - Cisco GameCAM Video System that will record each game so that guests can immediately download and share their personal game experience 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.
The Hockey Hall of Fame and its members are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Honoured Member Edgar Laprade.
A tremendous playmaking center and smooth skater, Edgar Laprade was one of the NHL's best forwards during the late 1940s. Blessed with exceptional lateral mobility and an effortless skating style, he was a brilliant penalty killer and determined checker. Laprade could also score and was one of the league's most dangerous skaters on the counterattack. He won the Calder Trophy in 1946 and was awarded the Lady Byng in 1950 as the NHL's most gentlemanly player, having incurred only one minor penalty of the course of a 60 game regular season.
Laprade was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player Category in 1993.
The Hockey Hall of Fame would like to extend sincere condolences to Mr. Laprade's family.
Click here to view Edgar Laprade's Honoured Member page
Hockey Hall of Fame Announces New Appointments to the Selection Committee
Pat Quinn, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today that Columbus Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations and recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award (2009), John Davidson, has been appointed to succeed Jim Gregory (HHOF Class of 2007) as Chairman of the Selection Committee, effective April 1, 2014. Davidson's extended term appointment was confirmed along with three new members of the Selection Committee at the Directors' meeting held earlier today in Toronto.
Philadelphia Flyers Senior Vice-President, Bob Clarke (HHOF Class of 1987), Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, David Poile, and Los Angeles Kings President of Business Operations, Luc Robitaille (HHOF Class of 2009), will join the Selection Committee replacing Quinn (who stepped down last July to become Chairman of the Board), Gregory and Serge Savard (HHOF Class of 1986), the latter two having reached the stipulated limit for length of service.
2014 Olympic Hockey Artifacts donated to the
Hockey Hall of Fame. Click for gallery.
2014 Olympic Hockey Artifacts Now on Display at the Hockey Hall of Fame
Over a dozen countries donated more than 50 artifacts from the Olympic Men and Women's Gold, Silver and Bronze medal ice hockey games, which will make their permanent home at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Many artifacts will be featured in two new and separate displays that will pay tribute to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
NEWLY ADDED - Game-winning goal pucks from both the men's and women's gold medal games.
Other artifacts on display are a Carey Price jersey, Martin St. Louis helmet, Drew Doughty pants, Caroline Ouellette jersey, Amanda Kessel jersey, Tuukka Rask jersey, Jamie Benn gloves, bronze medal pucks, plus many more. Fans can re-live the spectacular Olympic moments featured in the displays from March 7th up to September 1st, 2014. Click here to view press release in its entirety.
Chicago Blackhawks' President, John McDonough and Vice-Presidents, Al MacIsaac and Jay Blunk present
HHOF Vice-President and Curator, Phil Pritchard
with a 2013 Stanley Cup Championship Ring.
Hockey Hall of Fame Vice-President and Curator,
Phil Pritchard adds the 2013 ring to the
Stanley Cup Championship Ring Display.
Chicago Blackhawks Donate 2013 Stanley Cup Championship Ring
On December 14, 2013, Hockey Hall of Fame Curator Phil Pritchard accepted a 2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship ring from Blackhawks' President, John McDonough. 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) and 2012 (LA) Stanley Cup Champions, which were all donated by the owners of the teams.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Exclusive 3D Film Presentation
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 email@example.com.
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."