TORONTO (June 28, 2006) Jim Gregory, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, announced today that Terrance 'Dick' Duff and Patrick Roy have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player Category. In the Builder Category, former coach Herbert Brooks and NHL Chairman of the Board, Harley Hotchkiss were elected. 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 four outstanding individuals as Honoured Members," said Jim Gregory. "Their contributions to the game of hockey are well documented and their election to the Hockey Hall of Fame is richly deserved."
Born 70 years ago in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Dick Duff was recruited as a teenager to play at Toronto's prestigious St. Michael's College. From St. Mike's, he joined the Toronto Maple Leafs full-time in 1955-56 as a left winger at the age of 19. Dick played eight seasons with the Maple Leafs and was a member of Stanley Cup winning teams in 1962 and 1963. After a brief stop in New York, he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in December 1964 and was part of four more Cup-winning teams in 1965, 1966, 1968 and 1969. He concluded his career with the Buffalo Sabres in 1972 after playing in over 1,000 NHL games and five 20-goal scoring regular seasons.
Inductee Dick Duff
"I'm very happy to be selected, and it is extra special for me given that today is my mother's birthday if she were still alive she would have been 101," said Duff. "I'm happy for all of the guys that played in and around Kirkland Lake and appreciate my teammates in the NHL who taught me how to win at the highest level of the game."
Born on October 5th, 1965 in Quebec City, Patrick Roy's accomplishments are well chronicled. A third-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1984 Entry Draft, he joined the Canadiens full-time in 1985-86, and that season was named to the NHL's All Rookie team. He went on to win two Stanley Cup Championships in his 11 seasons in Montreal before being traded to Colorado in December 1995. In Colorado, Patrick continued his winning ways, earning two more Stanley Cup Championships before retiring in 2003. A three-time Conn Smythe and Vezina trophy winner, he is the only goalie in NHL history to win over 200 regular season games with two different teams.
Inductee Patrick Roy
"I'm very fortunate to receive this honour," said Roy. "It brings you back to thinking about your career and the great teammates and tremendous support I have received from my family over the years."
In the Builder Category, Herbert Brooks and Harley Hotchkiss were elected.
Herb Brooks' playing career included four seasons with the University of Minnesota Gophers between 1955-59. He was a member of the U.S. National Team during two Olympic Games and during five World Championships, but is best known for his contributions as a coach. Herb coached at his alma mater and then went on to spear head the Miracle on Ice as coach of the gold medal-winning Team USA at the 1980 Winter Olympics. He was head coach of the New York Rangers from 1981 - 1985 and continued his NHL coaching career with the Minnesota North Stars, New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Inductee Herb Brooks
Herb Brooks died tragically in a single car accident on August 11, 2003 in Forest Lake, Minnesota.
"I was not anticipating this honour," said his wife, Patti Brooks. "Our family has been overwhelmed with the recognition that Herb has received and we are very proud of his accomplishments. I can't wait to tell my kids."
Harley Hotchkiss was born in tobacco country in Tillsonburg, Ontario and joined the Michigan State Spartans in 1950. In 1980, he was part of the group that brought the Flames to Calgary from Atlanta. The Flames prospered in Calgary and he was instrumental in bringing the 1988 Winter Olympics to that city. Hotchkiss has served as the Chairman of the NHL's Board of Governors for the past 10 years.
Inductee Harley Hotchkiss
"As a farm boy growing up in Southern Ontario with hockey as a key part of my life, this is truly a very special honour," said Hotchkiss. "I have certainly enjoyed the 26 years that I have been part of the NHL and am very humbled to be selected."
The 2006 Induction Celebration will be held on Monday, November 13th at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
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|Terrance Richard 'Dick' Duff
- born February 18, 1936 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario
- left winger, shot left, 5'9", 165 pounds
- after starring in his hometown, Duff was recruited to play hockey at St. Michael's College in Toronto
- in 1952-3, was moved from the Junior B Buzzers to the Junior A Majors and that spring as a 17-year old, collected 15 points in 16 playoff games
- in 1953-54, scored 35 goals and 75 points in 59 games for St. Mike's
- averaged more than a point a game in 1954-55 for the Majors, collecting 53 points in 47 games and earning a three-game try-out with the Maple Leafs
- joined Toronto full-time in 1955-56 at the age of 19, playing left wing
- in eight seasons as a Maple Leaf, Dick hit the twenty-goal mark on three occasions, including a career-best 29 goals in 1958-59
- was a member of the Stanley Cup-winning Maple Leafs in 1962 and 1963
- traded to the New York Rangers late in the 1963-64, thwarting the opportunity to be part of a third consecutive championship in Toronto
- traded from the Rangers to the Montreal Canadiens in December 1964 and was part of his third Stanley Cup championship in the spring of 1965
- as a member of the Canadiens, added two more twenty-goal seasons and won the Stanley Cup championship four times (1965, 1966, 1968 and 1969) to bring his career total to six
- traded to Los Angeles Kings in January 1970
- traded by Kings to Buffalo Sabres in November 1970, and finished his NHL career during the 1971-72 season
- NHL totals include 1,030 regular season games, scoring 283 goals and 289 assists for 572 points
- in NHL playoff action, Duff scored 30 goals and 49 assists for 79 points in 114 games
- played in seven All-Star Games (1956, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965 and 1967) through his NHL career
- joined the Toronto Maple Leaf organization as a scout, and as one of three coaches used by the Leafs during the 1979-80 season
|Patrick Jacques Roy
- born October 5, 1965 in Quebec City, Quebec
- goaltender, caught left, 6', 190 pounds
- played minor hockey in Quebec City
- played junior with Granby Bisons of the QMJHL from 1982-83 to 1984-85
- selected in 3rd round, 51st overall by Montreal in 1984 NHL Entry Draft
- made professional debut in 1984-85 with 1 game with NHL Montreal Canadiens & 1 game with AHL Sherbrooke Canadiens
- joined Montreal full-time in 1985-86 & was selected for NHL All Rookie Team
- spent part of 11 seasons with Montreal Canadiens
- traded to Colorado in December 1995
- only goalie in NHL history to win 200+ games with 2 different clubs
- member of 4 Stanley Cup Championships -- 2 with Montreal, 2 with Colorado
- won Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 1986, 1993 & 2001
- won Vezina Trophy three times -- 1989, 1990 & 1992
- won or shared Jennings Trophy 5 times - 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2002
- selected to 1st or 2nd NHL All-Star Team 6 times & played in 11 All Star games
- 1st NHL goalie to play in 1,000 games
- won 551 games with 2.53 goals against average in 1,029 regular season games
- holds goaltender playoff records for games, minutes, wins, losses & goals against
- played for Canada during 1998 Winter Olympics
- announced his retirement on May 28, 2003
|Herbert Paul 'Herb' Brooks
- born August 5, 1937 in St. Paul, Minnesota
- died in single car accident August 11, 2003 in Forest Lake, Minnesota
- played for University of Minnesota Golden Gophers from 1955 to 1959
- member of U.S. National Team during two Olympic Games
- member of U.S. National Team during five World Championships
- captured bronze medal at 1962 'A' Pool World Championship
- first coach of the Minnesota Junior Stars in new Minnesota/Ontario Junior 'A' League
- head coach of Golden Gophers for seven seasons, 1972 to 1979
- captured two consecutive WCHA Championships (1974, 1975)
- won three NCAA Division I National Championships (1974, 1976, 1979)
- finished with a record of 175 wins, 10l losses and 20 ties for a .636 winning percentage
- 8-1 record in NCAA Tournament play is best all-time winning percentage
- named WCHA Coach of the Year in 1973-74
- coached Team USA at 1979 World Championship
- general manager/head coach of gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Team at 1980 Winter Olympics
- coached France at 1998 Olympics
- coached Team USA to silver medal at 2002 Olympics
- after 1980 Olympics, coached Davos of Swiss League for one year
- head coach of New York Rangers from 1981-85
- reached 100-win plateau faster than any prior Rangers coach
- coached 1985-86 at St. Cloud State University in NCAA Division III
- head coach of the Minnesota North Stars in 1987-88; first Minnesota native to coach the team
- became head coach of AHL's Utica Devils in 1991-92
- joined New Jersey Devils as head coach in 1992-93
- head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 1999-00 season
- after one season, named Penguins' Director of Player Development
- regular season NHL coaching record of 219 wins, 221 losses and 66 ties
- NHL playoff coaching record of 19 wins and 21 losses
- named NHL Coach of the Year by The Sporting News in 1981-82
- inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990
- inducted into IIHF Hall of Fame in 1999
- awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1980 (member of USA Olympic Team) and 2002 (individual achievements)
|Harley Norman Hotchkiss
- born and raised in Tillsonburg, Ontario
- member of the 1950 Michigan State University hockey team
- received Distinguished Hockey Alumnus award in 1992
- in 1980, was part of the group that brought the Flames to Calgary
- was instrumental in getting the Pengrowth Saddledome built for NHL's Flames and also home to the 1988 Winter Olympic Games
- part of group that created "International Hockey Centre of Excellence" for Hockey Canada, offering grassroots support at coaching, officiating and playing levels as well as establishing athletic scholarships for Canadian universities
- co-organizer of "Flames Project 75", a non-profit group established to assist in sport across Canada
- personally contributed to the building of various rinks across Alberta
- captured Stanley Cup in 1989 as co-owner of Calgary Flames
- Flames won Clarence Campbell Bowl twice as Western Division Champion under his ownership
- served over 10 years as Chairman of NHL Board of Governors
- Board Member for Hockey Hall of Fame since 1999
- appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1997
- member of Alberta Order of Excellence in 1988