In accordance with the Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 mandate, the Hockey Hall of Fame is is temporarily closed, but will re-open on Monday, January 31, 2022.
The Hockey Hall of Fame has taken significant steps in creating a safe experience. All visitors aged 12 and older will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination along with government-issued identification (showing name and date of birth), to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame. Ontarians will be required to use their enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code. Please review our full Health and Safety Measures while planning your visit.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hockey Hall of Fame!
The Hockey Hall of Fame and its members are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Honoured Member Clark Gillies.
Clark Gillies combined size, skill and leadership to make him an intimidating presence on the ice. Drafted fourth overall in 1974 by the New York Islanders, Gillies joined the NHL club that fall and through 12 seasons with the Islanders, the rugged forward teamed with fellow Honoured Members Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier to form one of the decade’s most lethal forward lines. Beginning in 1980, the Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cup championships. During his time on Long Island, Gillies served as the captain of the Islanders, scored 30 or more goals six times and was named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team on two occasions. Gillies played 958 regular season games, scoring 319 goals and adding 378 assists for 697 points. In 147 playoff contests, he scored 47 goals and 47 assists for 94 points. To honour his contributions to the franchise, the New York Islanders retired Gillies’ number 9 in 1996.
The Hockey Hall of Fame organization would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family of Clark Gillies.
Click here to view his Honoured Member page.
During our temporary closure, several displays were re-developed to showcase new acquisitions and events in the sport. Artifacts now on display include:
• Patrick Marleau 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 Zone's 'NHL Today' display.
• Stanley Cup Champions Exhibits – showcasing the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2020 and 2021 back-to-back Stanley Cup wins. Highlights of this Honda NHL Today display include Ross Colton’s Cup winning goal puck and stick, Jon Cooper’s coaching board, Victor Headman’s skates, Steven Stamkos’ helmet and more.
• Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2020 Stanley Cup Championship Ring - presented to the Hall by CEO Steve Griggs during his day with the Cup. The ring features 557 diamonds and 81 custom-cut genuine blue sapphires for a combined weight (and Stanley Cup ring record-breaking) of 25 carats. Watch this special behind-the-scenes episode of ‘Hockey Treasures’ to learn more and find it on display inside Lord Stanley’s Vault in the Esso Great Hall.
• Class of 2020 Inductee Showcase – highlighting the careers of hockey’s newest legends – Ken Holland, Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Kevin Lowe, Kim St-Pierre and Doug Wilson. Located adjacent to the Hall’s Spirit of Hockey store, this tribute features Olympic artifacts including Iginla’s stick from the 2010 gold-medal game, St-Pierre’s 2002 jersey and Hossa’s 1998 sweater alongside Wilson’s San Jose Sharks jersey and more.
TORONTO (November 23, 2021) – Lanny McDonald, Chair of the Board of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today new appointments to the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The appointments were made at the Directors’ meeting held on November 15, 2021 and subsequently confirmed by the new appointees.
After 22 years of distinguished service, including 7 years as Chair, John Davidson will retire from the Selection Committee on December 31, 2021. Mike Gartner, a member of the Selection Committee since 2009, will assume the role as Chair and Cammi Granato will join the 18-member Committee, both effective January 1, 2022.
“I am very pleased and honoured to welcome Cammi to the Selection Committee whose deliberations in recognition of excellence will be complemented by her knowledge and active role in the game of hockey”, said McDonald. “I also express our appreciation and gratitude for the outstanding contributions and leadership that JD has brought to the Selection Committee throughout his tenure, and I know with Mike’s experience in past selection proceedings there will be exceptional continuity going forward.”
Click here to view the full release.
TORONTO (November 3, 2021) – The Hockey Hall of Fame is pleased to announce today that they have teamed up with Network Entertainment and TSN to produce a new 10-part series entitled Legends of Hockey: Greatness Calling 2000-20.
Carrying on the proud tradition of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s original award-winning landmark series Legends of Hockey launched in 1996, the upcoming series - Legends of Hockey: Greatness Calling 2000-20 will showcase, in an epic and heartfelt style, the personal stories of the Hockey Hall of Fame's inductees from 2000 to 2020, including hockey greats Mark Messier, Ray Bourque, Brett Hull, Patrick Roy, Joe Sakic, Hayley Wickenheiser, Dominik Hašek, Pavel Bure, Nicklas Lidström, and more.
“I’m excited about the upcoming new chapter of the Legends of Hockey series – it’s a fitting tribute to our game’s greatest players who for decades have inspired our youth and entertained and delighted hockey fans around the globe,” said Jeff Denomme, the Hockey Hall of Fame’s CEO.
Click here to view the full release and list of Honoured Members to be celebrated in Legends of Hockey: Greatness Calling 2000-20.
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.