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Hall of Fame to honor Canadiens

Friday, 10.03.2008 / 10:52 AM / News

By NHL.com Staff

The fever-pitch surrounding the Centennial Anniversary season of the Montreal Canadiens is coming to the Hockey Hall of Fame next month in a special exhibit honoring one of the most storied franchises in professional sports.

On Nov. 7, the Hockey Hall of Fame will begin the festivities of Induction Weekend with the opening of a limited-time exhibit that includes elaborate showcases, thrilling videos and a specially designed replica dressing room celebrating the 100 seasons of the Canadiens.

Autograph seekers will be thrilled by the free signings of several former players, including Hall-of-Famers Yvan Cournoyer and Larry Robinson.

On Nov. 10, the Hall will open its hallowed doors to four new inductees – Glenn Anderson, Ed Chynoweth, Igor Larionov and Ray Scapinello. There will be a Fan Forum with the Class of 2008 including limited edition autographed giveaways, contests, and much more.

Other activities planned for Induction Weekend include the annual Hockey Hall of Fame game Satuday, Nov. 8 between the Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre, and the Source For Sports Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic on Sunday, Nov. 9, also at Air Canada Centre, pitting the NHL Stars against a team of Montreal Legends. The game boasts an unrivalled roster of 15 Hall of Fame members – Anderson, Cournoyer, Michel Goulet, Dale Hawerchuk, Rod Langway, Larionov, Lanny McDonald, Brad Park, Robinson, Borje Salming, Steve Shutt, Darryl Sittler, Bill Smith, Peter Stastny and Bryan Trottier. In addition, fans will be treated to a half-time show and post-game encore by Canadian rock icon, Kim Mitchell, live in concert.

For Legends Classic and Gala ticket information, please contact Meghan Borisko at 416-933-8202. For further information on all Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend events, visit www.hhof.com.
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