The Hockey Hall of Fame and its members are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Honoured Member Borje Salming.
One of the first European players to make a significant impact on the National Hockey League, Borje Salming cleared a path for future generations of European players when he joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1973-74. Through 16 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, he holds the all-time franchise records in goals by a defenceman (148), total assists, any position (620) and points by a defenceman (768). In 1989-90, Salming concluded his NHL career with a season as a Detroit Red Wing. His NHL totals include 1,148 games played with 150 goals, 637 assists and 787 points. While representing Sweden, he won a bronze medal at the World Championships in 1972 and a silver at that tournament in 1973. To celebrate their centennial in 2008, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) created its all-time All-Star Team, with Salming named as one of two defencemen. In 1998, two years after his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, he was named to the IIHF Hall of Fame.
The Hockey Hall of Fame organization would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family of Borje Salming.
Click here to view his Honoured Member page.
TORONTO, ON (November 15, 2022) - Lanny McDonald, Chair of the Board of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today appointments to the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee as confirmed at the Directors’ meeting held yesterday in Toronto.
Scott Morrison will join the eighteen-member Selection Committee commencing with the 2023 nomination and election proceedings, replacing Michael Farber who served his full-term limit of 15 years. Morrison is the recipient of the 2006 Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award in recognition of members of the hockey-writing profession whose words have brought honour to journalism and to hockey. Among his many contributions to the game, he served as President of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association from 1987 to 1993.
In addition to the new appointment, Cassie-Campbell Pascall, Mark Chipman, Ron Francis, Jari Kurri and Bob McKenzie were re-appointed to the Selection Committee each for a further three-year term expiring December 31, 2025, while Steve Dryden, having recently retired as Senior Managing Editor of Hockey for TSN and former Editor in Chief of The Hockey News, was appointed as Director, Statistical Analysis and Data Services to provide resources for members of the Selection Committee in making the most informed nominations on eligible player candidates.
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.
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:
• 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.
• Pandemic Hockey Exhibit – In Hometown Hockey, explore how hockey has moved through pandemics from the Spanish Flu to COVID-19. Artifacts in this two-case exhibit include a program from the inaugural 1917-18 NHL season, the Ottawa City Hockey League 1917-18 champion Munitions Hockey Club composite photo, Canadian jersey for the first time ice hockey was played at the Olympics in 1920, Connor Bedard’s 2020-21 rookie year jersey as the first player granted exceptional status in the WHL, Kendall Coyne Schofield’s skates from when she participated in the fastest skater competition at the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills Competition, Paul Stasny’s stick from his 1000th NHL game played during the 2020-21 season, and the puck Brianna Decker used to score the first women’s professional game goal at Madison Square Garden during the PWHPA's 2021 Secret Dream Gap Tour.
• 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.
• Joseph, Smith, Walcott Sticks – in May 2021, Mathieu Joseph, Gemel Smith and Daniel Walcott formed what is believed to be the first all-Black line in the NHL. The sticks from the three Tampa Bay Lightning players were generously donated to the Hall and are now on display.
• 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.
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.