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Hockey Hall of Fame

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The Hockey Hall of Fame in an former bank building

The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. It was founded in 1943 but no building was built until 1961, when a building was opened on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).

In 1993 a new Hall of Fame building was opened on the Northwest corner of Yonge and Front Streets in downtown Toronto, connected through the BCE Place complex to Union Station (Toronto), Royal York Hotel, and eventually, the Air Canada Centre. It was formerly a branch of the Bank of Montreal.

Induction

For a person to be inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame, the person must be nominated by an 18-person selection committee, and must receive the support of three-quarters (15 members) of the committee. In any given year, there can be a maximum of four players, two builders, and one referee or linesman. For a player, referee, or linesman to be nominated, the person must have ended their on-ice careers for three years.

In the past, this waiting period was waived if a player was exceptionally good. This was done for ten players, after which the waiting period became mandatory. These players were:

See also

External link

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