New Appointments to the Selection Committee and Board of Directors
Lanny McDonald, Chairman of the Board of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today new appointments to the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee and Board of Directors as confirmed at the Directors' meeting held on November 19, 2019 in Toronto.
Mike Murphy will join the eighteen-member Selection Committee commencing with the 2020 nomination and election proceedings (replacing Colin Campbell who served his full term limit of 15 years) and Jason Farris will join the Board of Directors effective December 1, 2019 (replacing Murray Costello who is retiring from the Board after 39 years of service, the longest of any member of the Board, Selection Committee or staff).
In addition to these new appointments, Stewart Johnston was appointed to the office of Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Bob Clarke, John Davidson, Igor Larionov, David Poile and Luc Robitaille were re-appointed to the Selection Committee each for a further three-year term expiring December 31, 2022.
November 4, 1935 - October 30, 2019
The Hockey Hall of Fame and its members are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Honoured Member Jim Gregory.
Gregory was dedicated to the game, taking on many roles before becoming General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1969. During his decade at the helm, Toronto made the playoffs in eight seasons as he drafted or signed a solid nucleus of players that included Honoured Members Darryl Sittler, Lanny McDonald and Borje Salming.
In 1979, Gregory was hired by the National Hockey League as Director of Central Scouting. He would later serve as the league's Executive Director of Hockey Operations and eventually Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations.
Jim was a devoted supporter and contributor to the Hockey Hall of Fame. He was the Chairman of the Hall's Selection Committee from 1996-2013 and a member of its Board of Directors since 1993, holding the position of Vice-Chair up until his passing.
The Hockey Hall of Fame would like to extend sincere condolences to Mr. Gregory's family.
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New Online History of Hockey Course
Keeper of the Cup Phil Pritchard takes you through the history of hockey in a new online course with Sports Management Worldwide! Expand your knowledge of the game, and hear behind the scenes stories of the greatest moments and people that make hockey the greatest sport. Over the 8-week course, you will hear from Phil as he shares first-person accounts and stories never before told, from the history of the game no one wants to talk about- the lies, corruption, and characters that have stained the respectful game- to life on the road with the Stanley Cup. He’ll examine the growth of the game, the digital age and what the future holds.
St. Louis Blues Donate 2019 Stanley Cup Ring
On October 8th, 2019, the St. Louis Blues organization presented Hockey Hall of Fame Chairman Lanny McDonald and Hockey Hall of Fame Curator Phil Pritchard, a 2019 St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Championship ring, as the team celebrates their first Stanley Cup Championship in the franchise’s 52 year history. This was the first occasion in the 13 year Stanley Cup Championship ring donation tradition that saw the whole team participate, as well as having the ownership present.
The Championship ring will be the most current donated ring of a special collection celebrating the current and past Stanley Cup champions, with the oldest ring in the collection presented to the Montreal AAA in 1893.
Crafted in 14-karat white and yellow gold, the ring celebrates the Blues journey and pays homage to the team, their fans and their city. Signifying the number of postseason victories, 16 genuine, custom-cut blue sapphires are arranged on the ring top, forming the Blue Note logo. Also highlighted in yellow gold are the words, STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS. Beneath the logo, the Stanley Cup is made up of 45 pavé-set diamonds, surrounding the Cup are 30 more diamonds. When combined the 75 diamonds represent the 75 goals scored by the Blues during the 2019 postseason. Completing the ring top’s stunning display are an addition 115 diamonds set to create a cascading waterfall effect.
"We are very grateful to the Blues organization," said Phil Pritchard. "The 2019 Championship ring makes a great addition to the Stanley Cup Championship collection. Our guests, who visit us from not only St. Louis, but from around the world, will be thrilled to be able to view it."
Hockey fans will also be able to enjoy artifacts from the franchise’s first Stanley Cup win in the Championship display.
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The Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Family Legends of Hockey Scholars Fund
~ Inspiring Indigenous youth to excel in academics and succeed through unique Hockey Hall of Fame outreach programs ~
As part of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s 75/25 Anniversary Celebrations in 2018, the Hall announced the newly established Hockey Hall of Fame Development and Preservation Fund together with its first "designated endowment" program, namely The Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Family Legends of Hockey Scholars Fund supported through an endowment gift of $1 million from the Tanenbaum’s family foundation.
In activating the Legends of Hockey Scholars initiative, the Hockey Hall of Fame partnered with Connected North to deliver a series of six virtual field trip sessions to provide participating Indigenous schools with access to hockey-related content that is engaging and empowering. The curriculums included video tours of specific Hall of Fame exhibits, interactive class activities, as well as artifacts, historical footage and photographs from the Hall of Fame’s extensive archives.
Launched in March 2019, the program gave participating students the opportunity to complete a post-session assignment challenge and to be recognized as a Legends of Hockey Scholar including an all-expense paid trip to experience the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, as well as a financial contribution towards their future education. Congratulations to the inaugural Legends of Hockey Scholar winners, Kerrigan MacLean and Marcus Allen from Mine Centre Public School in Mine Centre, Ontario.
St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup Champions Display On Now
The St. Louis Blues have taken over the Stanley Cup Champions display case, the first in franchise history.
Featured artifacts include:
- Jordan Binnington’s catcher worn during both the 2019 Western Conference Final and the Stanley Cup Final
- Pucks from each of the 7 games played during the Final
- Alex Pietrangelo’s stick used to score the to score the championship winning goal during game seven
- Alex Pietrangelo’s gloves worn during game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final
- Commemorative Bud light can featuring ‘Gloria’ from the dressing room celebration
- Ryan O'Reilly’s helmet worn throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs
- Vladimir Tarasenko’s skates worn during first three games of the Stanley Cup Final
- Jay Bouwmeester’s jersey worn during game three of the Stanley Cup Final
Class of 2019 AnnouncedTORONTO (June 25th, 2019) – Lanny McDonald, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame announced today that six individuals have been elected to Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Membership, in both the Player and Builder Category. The vote took place today at the annual meeting of the Selection Committee in Toronto. Jim Rutherford and Jerry York have been elected into the Builder Category and Guy Carbonneau, Vaclav Nedomansy, Hayley Wickenheiser, and Sergei Zubov have been named to the Player Category.
"The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these hockey legends as Honoured Members," said Lanny McDonald. "Their contributions to the game of hockey are well documented and their election to the Hockey Hall of Fame is richly deserved."
2019 Induction Weekend festivities take place Friday, November 15th through Sunday, November 17th, culminating with the Induction Celebration Gala during the evening of Monday, November 18th at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
2019 MEDIA HONOUREES ANNOUNCED
TORONTO (May 28, 2019) - The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association and NHL Broadcasters’ Association have jointly announced today that Frank Brown will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism, and Jim Hughson will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.
Brown and Hughson will receive their awards at the "Hockey Hall of Fame NHL Media Awards Luncheon" in Toronto on Monday, November 18, 2019.
Recipients of these awards, as selected by their respective associations, are recognized by the Hockey Hall of Fame as "Media Honourees" - a separate distinction from individuals inducted as "Honoured Members" who are elected by the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
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New 9 & 99: The Howe· Gretzky Exhibition
Never seen before. Never seen again.
An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest compilation of milestone artifacts and rare personal memorabilia, all hand-picked by Hockey Hall of Fame curators from the Howe and Gretzky family collections. Revel in the legacy and indelible bond of Mr. Hockey and The Great One.
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Upper Deck Collectors’ Corner
Hockey in Popular Culture Exhibit
For generations, hockey fans have connected to the sport through a variety of media. Be it through John Wayne’s portrayal of a hockey player in the 1937 film Idol of the Crowds, the famed The Hockey Sweater book, or the cult classic Slapshot movie, millions of hours have been spent enjoying hockey away from the rink.
Hockey in Popular Culture, a new exhibit in Upper Deck Collectors’ Corner, shines a light on some of the ways the world of hockey has intersected with pop culture throughout the years. This showcase offers a one-of-a-kind glimpse at the way hockey has been depicted in film, music, games, literature and more.
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Retired Stanley Cup Band
Placed on Permanent
The Hockey Hall of Fame has placed on display the recently retired Stanley Cup band featuring 12 past Stanley Cup champions from 1954 through to 1965. Sixteen Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Members (Players) appear on this Stanley Cup band.
This celebrated and historic band joins previously retired bands, the earliest dating back to the 1927-28 season. A new band was added on the bottom row of the Stanley Cup earlier this season to include the engraving of the 2017-2018 champions, the Washington Capitals. The next band to be removed and retired features the 1965-66 to 1977-78 Stanley Cup champions, and will take place in 2030.
Prior to the New York Rangers 1993-94 championship season and with no more space to accommodate the full rosters of future champions, the Stanley Cup Trustees resolved to maintain the profile of the iconic trophy which has witnessed its share of glory since the original bowl was retired along with the upper collar and various shaped barrel bands in 1957 (all of which are on permanent exhibition for hockey fans to view in the Esso Great Hall/Lord Stanley’s Vault at the Hockey Hall of Fame).
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NOTICE: The retired Stanley Cup Band will not be on display from January 31st to February 4th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Hockey Hall of Fame has unveiled a brand-new exhibit entitled The Mask presented by Imports Dragon. An unparalleled tribute to puckstoppers past and present, the exhibit features an extensive gallery of 90 goalie masks showcasing their evolution and stylist transformation over the years.
Notable masks on display include those worn by Honoured Members Jacques Plante, Johnny Bower, Ken Dryden, Ed Belfour and Grant Fuhr. The gallery also features a selection of memorable masks from pop culture including one worn by Keanu Reeves in the classic hockey movie Youngblood.
Included in the exhibit is an animated presentation that tells the story of over 150 goalies and the historic and artistic significance behind their distinctive masks ranging from the inclusion of celebrity icons, athletes from alternate sports and defunct teams.
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Hockey Hall of Fame Personalized Tour App
The Hockey Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the launch of its Personalized Tour App for iOS and Android devices. The Tour App offers over 50 customized tours based on individual NHL teams, countries and positions, as well as a tribute to women's hockey, stories that inspire and surprise, plus scavenger hunts and games. Throughout the app, users have the ability to instantly capture and share their experience via social media and save their favourite moments during their Hall visit.
The Changing Face of
The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to announce its newest exhibit, The Changing Face of Hockey - Diversity in Our Game. The permanent exhibit brings to light the challenges faced by marginalized people across North America in their struggle for social equality and acceptance in the great game of hockey.
The new display pays homage to the pioneers who confronted discrimination from the hockey world through their perseverance, talent, and courage. They have enriched the cultural landscape of hockey and established a tangible forum in which to fight prejudices still faced by many, both in hockey and in life.
Highlighted within the new display are four significant issues that helped shape today's game - Ethnicity in Hockey, Marginalized People in Top Level Pro Hockey, Women in Hockey and Disabled Hockey.
The Changing Face of Hockey - Diversity in Our Game promises to be an educational highlight to any school visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Stay tuned for a complete curriculum based Education Package designed to complement this exhibit.
The new display will make its permanent home within the Hometown Hockey Zone.
Hockey - Diversity in Our
Game Exhibit Unveiled
Hockey Hall of Fame
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."
Exclusive 3D Film Presentation
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.
HHOF Artifact DonationThe Hockey Hall of Fame is always looking for donations of everything hockey (any league and all levels worldwide). We have placed 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 is 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.
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Award-Winning Hockey Hall of Fame Course Goes On-LineFrom 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:
http://fcet.senecac.on.ca/fcet/fcet_hockey/can699# or contact Seneca College Media Relations at 416-491-5050 ext. 2656.