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1996 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees

Borje Salming Borje Salming
Players' Category
During a career that spanned 17 NHL seasons, Borje Salming earned recognition as one of hockey's best two-way defensemen. He was a member of the 1st All-Star team once as well as earning five 2nd All-Star team nominations. He also represented his country, Sweden, during three Canada Cup tournaments. Salming's success in North America helped pave the way for many future European-trained players.
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Bobby Bauer Bobby Bauer
Veteran Players' Category
Bobby Bauer combined skill and sportsmanlike play during his ten years with the Boston Bruins. Winning followed Bauer wherever he played. As well as capturing two Stanley Cups with the Bruins, Bauer was a member of the RCAF Flyers during World War II, and captured the 1942 Allan Cup. He scored 260 career points and earned many accolades as the right winger on the famous "Kraut Line" with Milt Schmidt and Woody Dumart.
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Al Arbour Al Arbour
Builders' Category
After a steady fourteen-year career on the blueline with Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, and St. Louis where he was a member of two Stanley Cup teams, Arbour turned his attention to coaching. Viewed as one of hockey's great builders, Al Arbour has coached over 1,600 games and led his New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983. With over 780 victories, he currently ranks second on the all-time coaching win list.
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Bob Cole Bob Cole
Foster Hewitt Memorial Award
Bob Cole has been calling National Hockey League games for close to 30 years. Today, Cole's voice has become famous throughout the world as the voice of Hockey Night in Canada. His style of calling goals and anticipating the play has garnered him one of the foremost reputations in hockey media circles.