The Hockey Hall of Fame and its members are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Honoured Member Bobby Hull.
Through 15 seasons in Chicago that started in 1957, Hull won the Hart Trophy twice, led the NHL in scoring three times, scoring 50 or more goals in a season on five occasions. Hull helped the Black Hawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961. In 1972, the ‘Golden Jet’ signed with the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association, giving instant credibility to the fledgling league. In the league’s seven-season existence, Hull was the WHA’s Most Valuable Player twice and led the Jets to the Avco Cup championship three times. After the WHA folded, Hull returned to the NHL for one final season. Through 1,063 regular season NHL games, Bobby Hull retired as the second-highest goal scorer (610) and ninth-leading point scorer (1,170) in NHL history and in another 411 regular season WHA games, was second in goals (303) and third in points (638). Bobby Hull was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983 and his number 9 was retired by Chicago that same season.
The Hockey Hall of Fame organization would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family of Bobby Hull.
Click here to view his Honoured Member page.
As previously announced and in partnership with Network NFT Studios, the official launch of our first ever digital collectibles has been released! By pre-registering, you will gain exclusive access to our first release with the Greatness Calling NFT digital book. This book delves into the stories of hockey's most legendary players, and is a companion to the TV series "Legends of Hockey: Greatness Calling 2000-20", currently premiering on TSN. The digital collectible and book can only be viewed by owning them, making this a rare and exclusive opportunity for hockey fans and collectors.
Click here to pre-register, and you’ll also be updated about our future digital collectible drops.
The Hockey Hall of Fame continually receives donations of artifacts from across the world, from international tournaments to leagues, schools, photography collections and more. Here are some of the newest additions now on display:
• Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Championship Ring – now on display in Lord Stanley's Vault inside the Esso Great Hall, the 2022 champions ring joins the collection! With six rubies representing their win in game six of the Final making up the Avalanche logo, see the incredible details up close in person, PLUS watch the 'Hockey Treasures' behind-the-scenes episode to see the inscriptions on the inside of the band here.
• Class of 2022 Inductee Showcase – highlighting the careers of hockey’s newest legends – Daniel Alfredsson, Herb Carnegie, Roberto Luongo, Riikka Sallinen, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. Located adjacent to the Hall’s Spirit of Hockey store, this tribute features artifacts ranging from NHL All-Star games, milestone NHL seasons, Olympic and IIHF Championships, and acheivement awards.
• Stanley Cup Champion Exhibit – showcasing the Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup win! Highlights of this Hyundai NHL Today display include Conn Smythe winner Cale Makar's jersey, Artturi Lehkonen’s Stanley Cup winning goal stick, Nathan MacKinnon's jersey, Andrew Cogliano’s gloves, items straight from the celebrations in the Avalanche locker room and more.
• '72 Summit Series: 50 Years - a special exhibit featuring iconic artifacts including Paul Henderson’s series-winning goal stick are now on display to commemorate this special anniversary. Learn more.
• IIHF Year In Review - Updated with items from the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship which took place in a bubble in Calgary, AB! Artifacts include a stick used by Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin, jersey worn by Hilary Knight of the USA, Japanese forward Haruna Yoneyama's jersey and more.
• Vasilevskiy and Anderson Masks – donated during this current NHL season, the masks of Tampa Bay Lightning and 20/21 Conn Smythe Trophy winner Andrei Vasilevskiy and Buffalo Sabres veteran Craig Anderson, who became the sixth American-born goaltender to reach the 300-win mark this season, are on display in The Mask presented by Imports Dragon.
TORONTO, ON (January 11, 2023) - Lanny McDonald, Chair of the Board of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today the appointment of Joe Sakic to the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee as confirmed at the Directors’ meeting held this morning. The appointment was made to fill the vacancy left by Bob Clarke’s decision to retire from the Committee at the end of 2022.
"His commitment and impact in the game will be a tremendous benefit to the Selection Committee’s mandate in preserving the Hall’s standards of excellence for election into Honoured Membership," said McDonald.
Read the full press release here.
VANCOUVER, B.C. (November 10, 2022) - Network Entertainment announced today that its acclaimed television series Legends of Hockey will return to shine a spotlight on the game’s modern-day stars in the upcoming documentary series titled Legends of Hockey: Greatness Calling 2000-2020. Produced by Network Entertainment, in partnership with Hockey Hall of Fame, the 10-part series will have its world premiere on November 14, 2022, immediately following the Hockey Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Ceremony on TSN in Canada. New episodes will air weekly following the premiere. View page three of the press release for the full schedule.
No one knows the Cup, or the history of the game of hockey, better than Phil Pritchard, VP of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Keeper of the Cup.
Join Phil as he takes you through the history of the game in an online 8-week behind-the-scenes and interactive look at hockey, like you’ve never seen it before.
Next start date: January 9, 2022
Now available for college and university credit!
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The Changing Face of Hockey - Diversity in Our Game is a permanent exhibit that 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 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.
The display makes its permanent home within the Hometown Hockey Zone.
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.
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 here or contact Seneca College Media Relations at 416-491-5050 ext. 2656.