The Hockey Hall of Fame and its members are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Honoured Member Leo Boivin.
Known for his bone-shaking hip checks, Leo Boivin began his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1951-52 season. Traded to the Boston Bruins in November 1954, Boivin spent 12 seasons with Boston, reaching the Stanley Cup Final in 1957 and 1958. He anchored the youthful Bruins blueline during a challenging reconstructive period in the early-1960s, played in three All-Star Games during that time, and served as team captain for Boston for three seasons before he was traded to Detroit, reaching the Stanley Cup Final again with the Red Wings in 1966. When the NHL expanded in 1967, Boivin was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins and after two seasons, the hardrock defenceman concluded his playing career with the Minnesota North Stars.
The Hockey Hall of Fame organization would like to extend its sincere condolences to Mr. Boivin's family.
Click here to view his Honoured Member page.
TORONTO (June 28, 2021) — Lanny McDonald, Chair of the Hockey Hall of Fame, comfirmed today that the Hockey Hall of Fame is moving forward with plans for the "20/21" Induction Celebration on Monday, November 15, 2021, as previously announced. The annual gala fundraiser will be held outside the extended "four walls of the Hall" for the first time since relocating to BCE Place (now Brookfield Place) in 1993, as the Class of 2020 will take centre stage at MERIDIAN HALL located kitty-corner to the iconic Hockey Hall of Fame heritage building at the intersection of Yonge and Front Streets.
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Click here for ticket information and other details regarding this year's Induction Weekend/Celebration.
During our temporary closure, our work in preserving the history of the game continued. New acquisitions that are now on display include:
• Re-live the groundbreaking moment when Patrick Marleau played his historic 1768th NHL game, breaking a long-standing Gordie Howe record! Marleau’s jersey, helmet and stick from the game along with a game puck and extra commemorative jersey patch can be found in the Honda NHL Today display.
• From the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey Men’s World Championship, items seen within the International Year in Review display within the Tissot World of Hockey exhibit include Nick Paul’s gold medal OT goal scoring stick (Canada/Ottawa Senators), jerseys from Olli Maatta’s (Finland/LA Kings), Liam Kirk (Great Britain/Columbus Blue Jackets), Jakub Vrana (Czech Republic/Detroit Red Wings) and Matthew Beniers (USA/Seattle Kraken/University of Michigan), as well as the goal pucks from the gold and bronze medal games.
• The 2021 NHL Entry Draft’s first-overall pick Owen Power (Canada/Buffalo Sabres/University of Michigan) jersey from the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championship is now on display alongside Cloe Caufield’s (USA/Montreal Canadiens) gloves and a set of tournament medals. These artifacts can be found in the International Year in Review display within the Tissot World of Hockey exhibit.
• The International Year in Review display within the Tissot World of Hockey exhibit also showcases items from the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Men's World Championship: a helmet worn by German forward Nikolaus Heigl and the jersey of Russian forward Matvei Michkov (SKA St. Petersburg).
• The Tampa Bay Lightning 2020 Stanley Cup Champions case is a highlight within the Honda NHL Today zone and showcases many items from the playoffs bubble including the skates and fenders of Conn Smythe Trophy winner Victor Hedman, Andrei Vasilevskiy’s jersey, the gloves of Mikhail Sergachev, Steven Stamkos’ stick, the game-winning goal pucks from each game of the Stanley Cup Final and more!
Recent donations that will be on display soon include items from the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2021 Stanley Cup Championship.
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.
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.