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Selection Committee By-Laws

Members of the Selection Committee

There shall be a Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, consisting of 18 individuals appointed by the Board of Directors, whose mandate shall be to nominate and elect candidates as Honoured Members in:

  1. the Player category
  2. the Builder category, and
  3. the Referee/Linesman category

Each individual appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee in accordance with By-law No. 24 of the Corporation shall, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, be:

  • (a) a person of integrity and ability; and
  • (b) knowledgeable of the game of hockey and its past and present players, builders, referees and linesmen.

It is intended that the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee:

  • be generally, but not necessarily exclusively, composed of former hockey players, former coaches of hockey teams, former referees or linesman for hockey leagues or associations, current or former senior executives of hockey teams or hockey leagues or associations and present or former members of the media who cover or covered the game of hockey.
  • be broadly representative of areas throughout the world where hockey is popular.
  • have among its membership individuals knowledgeable of the various players eras from which candidates may be nominated;
  • have among its membership an individual or individuals knowledgeable of international hockey; and
  • have among its membership an individual or individuals knowledgeable of amateur hockey.
Six members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee shall continue to be appointed annually for terms of 3 years each so that each year, the terms of 6 members expire and the terms of 6 newly appointed or reappointed members commence. Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee whose terms expire may be reappointed for a further term.


Selection Committee

John Davidson, Chair
A native of Ottawa, Ontario, John Davidson played in over 300 regular season games from 1973 to 1983 in the National Hockey League with St Louis and the New York Rangers. He became a veteran in the media circuit as a hockey analyst including work with Hockey Night in Canada and the Hot Stove Lounge, ESPN, ABC and the MSG Network. Davidson previously served as the President of Hockey Operations for the St. Louis Blues and took on the same role for the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 24, 2012. On April 1, 2014, Davidson succeeded Jim Gregory as Chair of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

James M. Gregory, Chair Emeritus
Honoured Member Jim Gregory served as the General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1969 to 1979. He later ran the NHL's Central Scouting department, and served as the Senior Vice-President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League's Toronto office. For seventeen years Gregory served as Selection Committee Chair and continues to lend his vast knowledge and support to the committee in a non-voting capacity as Chair Emeritus.

Scott Bowman
Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991 in the Builder Category, Scott Bowman's success over his 30-year NHL coaching career includes nine Stanley Cup victories, one more than the legendary Toe Blake. Bowman retired from coaching after leading the Detroit Red Wings to the Stanley Cup in 2002. Bowman would come out of retirement in 2008 to serve as Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations for the Chicago Blackhawks and to work alongside his son Stan. In this role he would capture Stanley Cups number 12 and 13 in 2010 and 2013 respectively.

David Branch
Born and raised in Bathurst, New Brunswick, David Branch has served as the Commissioner of the Ontario Hockey League since August 11, 1979, and as the President of the Canadian Hockey League since 1996. Under his command, the OHL has grown from 12 teams to 20 and is now a high profile marketable product, with multiple games broadcast on television and radio.

Brian Burke
Born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised in Edina, Minnesota Brian Burke earned his law degree at the prestigious Harvard University and began serving as an NHL player agent following graduation. He has served as the NHL's Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations, the General Manager of the Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Canucks, Anaheim Ducks as well as the President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Colin Campbell
After turning pro with Vancouver of the WHA in 1973-74, Colin Campbell went on to play eleven seasons of defense in the National Hockey League. Following his retirement as a player in 1985, Colin pursued a coaching career that led him back to the NHL behind the bench as head coach of the New York Rangers for four seasons. Today, Colin Campbell is the Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League.

Bob Clarke
Serving as captain of the Philadelphia Flyers "Broad Street Bullies" teams of the 1970's, Bob Clarke led the club to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and 1975. Upon completion of his playing career Clarke would become the fourth general manager in Flyers history. In over 40 years with the Flyers franchise Clarke has served as President, Senior Vice President and General Manager. He also spent time as the Vice President and General Manager of the Florida Panthers (1993-94) and the Minnesota North Stars (1990-92).

Marc de Foy
Marc de Foy has covered hockey in Montreal for more than 30 years. During that time de Foy has earned the respect of the hockey world by routinely breaking stories and by consistently producing honest and accurate copy. In 2010 he was awarded the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for hockey journalism.

Eric Duhatschek
Duhatschek began covering the Calgary Flames in the late 1970s and currently serves as the Globe and Mail's primary western hockey correspondent. He was presented the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for distinguished hockey journalism in 2001.

Michael Farber
Following 15 years as an accomplished sports columnist for the Montreal Gazette, Micheal Farber became senior writer with Sports Illustrated in 1994 and now stands as one of the magazine's top journalists. Farber, a New Jersey native, received the Elmer Ferguson Award for distinguished hockey writing in 2003.

Ron Francis
Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Member, Ron Francis, ranks second on the NHL all-time assist list and is a two-time Stanley Cup champion. At the completion of his playing career, the long-time Carolina Hurricanes captain would serve the club in a variety of capacities before being named the executive vice president and general manager on April 24, 2014. The Hurricanes officially retired Francisí No. 10 jersey on January 28, 2006.

Mike Gartner
After an illustrious hockey career that combined unrivalled skating speed with a scoring prowess that netted 708 goals, Mike Gartner was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001. He represented Canada at numerous international tournaments including multiple World Championships and Canada Cups and later served as President of the NHLPA for the latter part of the 1990s.

Anders Hedberg
Born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, Anders Hedberg is regarded as one of the first European-born players to make an impact on North American hockey. Following a standout playing career, Hedberg went on to serve in various front office capacities with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators. In 2000 he was appointed General Manager of the Swedish national team and was elected to the Swedish Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.

Jari Kurri
Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Member, Jari Kurri, was one of the most feared snipers in NHL history and key contributor to the Edmonton Oilers five Stanley Cup wins between 1984 and 1990. With his playing days behind him, Kurri took on the role of general manager of the Finnish national team in 2003 and is currently the general manger of Jokerit, the first Finnish KHL league team.

Igor Larionov
In one of the most decorated careers the game of hockey has ever seen, Igor Larionov was an icon of international play before he ever joined the NHL. Twice an Olympic gold medalist and four times a World Champion, Larionov was 29 when he finally played his first National Hockey League game. He would go on to win three Stanley Cup championships with the Detroit Red Wings and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008.

Bob McKenzie
One of the most connected and trusted analysts in the world of hockey, Bob McKenzie served as editor-in-chief of The Hockey News and then as a hockey columnist for The Toronto Star before joining TSN in the late 1980's. Since that time McKenzie's NHL and international hockey coverage has raised the standard for an entire industry. In 2013 McKenzie was named one of the 20 most powerful figures in sports media by Sports Illustrated.

David Poile
David Poile is one of the longest-tenured General Managers in NHL history. He spent 15 years in that capacity for the Washington Capitals (1982-1997) before joining the Nashville Predators as the first (and only) GM in franchise history. He guided both the Capitals and Predators for over 1,000 games and 500 victories and is the only GM to accomplish that feat with two different teams. On the in international stage Poile served as General Manager for the United States team at the 2014 Olympic Winter games held in Sochi, Russia.

Luc Robitaille
Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Member, Luc Robitaille, is the highest scoring left winger in NHL history and the Los Angeles Kings all-time leading goal scorer. Upon retiring as a player, Robitaille, joined the Kings front office staff where he serves as President, Business Operations. In this role, Robitaille and the Kings captured the first Stanley Cup title in franchise history in 2012. On January 20, 2007, Robitaille became the fifth Kings player to have his number retired by the club.

Bill Torrey
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builder Category in 1995, Montreal, Quebec native Bill Torrey was General Manger of the New York Islanders dynasty during the 1970s and 1980s. Known for building teams through the draft and developing young players, Torrey's successes include Mike Bossy, Clark Gillies, Pat LaFontaine, Denis Potvin and Bryan Trottier.



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