After a one-year delay, the class of 2020 will finally enter the holy hockey hall.
Announced on June 24, 2020, the class of seven men and one woman was remotely elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these hockey legends as Members of Honor,” Hall of Fame President Lanny McDonald said when the names were revealed. “His contributions to the game of hockey are well documented and his election to the Hockey Hall of Fame is well deserved.”
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame class and when the induction ceremony will take place, including the schedule and TV channels.
Who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020?
The 18 members of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee chose five players and a constructor for the election. The Association of Professional Hockey Writers awards the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism and the NHL Broadcasters Association is responsible for the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster.
- Marian hossa
- Jarome iginla
- Kevin Lowe
- Kim St-Pierre
- Doug wilson
Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award: Tony gallagher
Foster Hewitt Memorial Award: Rick peckham
Why is the induction celebration called ’20 / 21 ‘?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 class was unable to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame; therefore, the board chose not to choose a class of 2021 so that last year’s group could have their day in a separate ceremony.
“The magic of Induction Weekend from a new member’s perspective is participating in several days of close interaction with family, friends, former teammates, legends, and fans,” McDonald said in October 2020. “On that premise , the Board felt that this was the right decision to give the Class of 2020 the recognition and lifetime experience they so highly deserve in every way consistent with previous introductory classes. “
When is the induction ceremony for the 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame class?
- Date: Monday, November 15
- Weather: 8 pm ET
Originally scheduled for Monday, November 16, 2020, the class of 2020 will finally be honored on Monday, November 15, 2021.
The induction ceremony is the final event of the Hockey Hall of Fame weekend, which included the Hockey Hall of Fame game on Friday between the Flames and Maple Leafs and the Legends Classic on Sunday. Former NHL players dressed for Team Scott Niedermayer or Team Mike Modano.
How to watch the 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony
- Television channel (USA): NHL Network
- Television channel (Canada): TSN5
For the first time since moving to Toronto’s BCE Place (now Brookfield Place) in 1993, the gala will be held across the street and not at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
“We are very excited to get back on track with the tradition of celebrating excellence through the achievements of the distinguished Class of 2020 and a full list of weekend activities in November,” McDonald said in June 2021. “The change The venue also gives us more flexibility in terms of event logistics and enhances the induction ceremony experience for everyone in attendance to honor the newest legends of our game. “
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.