The HHOF held their Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend from November 9 to 12, 2018. It consisted of the Hockey Hall of Fame game between New Jersey and Toronto played on November 9, the Haggar Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic on November 11 and the Induction Celebration on November 12, 2018.
Hockey icons Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic Game – Team Belfour vs. Team Fuhr:
Honoured Members Ed Belfour and Grant Fuhr traded in their goalie pads to captain two star-laden teams, featuring the return to the net of goaltender legend Martin Brodeur. It featured a pre-game ceremony honouring the Induction Class of 2018:
The 2018 Induction Celebration:
The 2018 Induction Celebration was held on Monday, November 12th at the beautiful home of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. It was a good year for the HHOF induction as six individuals were inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Membership: four in the Player Category and two in the Builder 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.”
In the Player Category:
Goaltender Martin Brodeur won 3 Stanley Cup Champions and played 20 NHL seasons with the New Jersey Devils. He has 12 NHL records.
She started her hockey career at the University of Toronto. Hefford won four gold medals at the Olympic Games and seven IIHL gold medal teams for Canada.
Martin St. Louis:
Although he was not drafted by any NHL team, he obtained 1033 points in 1134 regular season games during this seventeen year career. He was five times a NHL All-Star and won the Stanley Cup with Tampa in 2003-04. He was also on Canada’s gold medal Olympic team in 2014.
Russian player Alexander Yakushev’s play established him as one of hockey’s greatest during the 1972 Summit Series. He also won Olympic gold medals in 1972 and 1976.
In the Builder Category:
Gary Bettman was named NHL Commissioner in 1993. While he led the NHL to financial growth and oversaw the league grow from 24 to 31 franchises, he remains unpopular with fans particularly in Canada where he has prevented Canadian cities from obtaining teams while promoting American teams.
He became the first black NHL hockey when he played for the Boston Bruins on January 18, 1958 He has been an NHL ambassador for the past 20 years.
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