The Hall of Fame announced its 2020 inductees on Wednesday after holding a remote vote.
Like most kids growing up in Edmonton, Jarome Iginla admired Oilers legends Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier. This is definitely something special to be in the top, top players and the people in [the] National Hockey League.
Iginla idolized Fuhr, cherishing their pictures taken together over the years, and soon will join him in the Hockey Hall of Fame. The longtime Calgary Flames captain headlined the hall's six-person 2020 class Wednesday, making it in his first year of eligibility.
Set to become the eighth woman - and first female goaltender - inducted into the hall, St-Pierre played boys' hockey until she was 18 before joining the women's team at McGill University.
"This selection is hard to believe and makes me reflect and look back on my career", Iginla said in a release. "I didn't view myself in minor hockey as a Black hockey player, but I was also aware that I was". While he has not played for more than three seasons, he never officially retired because of the NHL's salary cap rules on players retiring before their contracts expire. He's an All-Star.' And to see Claude Vilgrain and Tony McKegney and to have answers for the other kids.
"I would love to see Alfie to get in", Spezza said. He passed the puck to Sidney Crosby for the "golden goal" at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
He was general manager at the 2006 worlds and won gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Winter Games, as well as a World Cup of Hockey championship in 2016.
The 41-year-old former winger is one of six National Hockey League players who scored at least 20 goals in 15 seasons and gained at least ten points in eight play-off elimination series.
Selected 11th overall at the 1995 NHL draft by Dallas before being dealt to the Flames as part of the Joe Nieuwendyk trade, Iginla willed Calgary to Game 7 of the 2004 Stanley Cup final before falling Tampa Bay, but never again got close to hockey's ultimate prize.
Best known as a three-time Stanley Cup champion as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, the Penticton, B.C., native first joined the Team Canada staff as assistant general manager at the 2005 IIHF World Championship, where Canada won silver.
Hossa, 41, also made the Hall as a first-time-eligible candidate.
This was Iginla's first year of eligibility to be inducted into the hall, so you can tell that officials were absolutely itching to get the man this much-deserved accolade. "Finally, after three times in the Stanley Cup Final, I lifted the Stanley Cup above my head and Jonathan Toews gave me the Cup right after. Not just in the final winning the Stanley Cup but also being the third Slovak".
Unlike Iginla, Lowe, 61, had to wait two decades to make it.