TORONTO -- The setting was fitting given the accents of the four NHL player inductees in the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
Instead of conducting the media session in the Esso Great Hall, surrounded by every trophy and the 375 plaques depicting a drawing and biographical sketch of every honored member of the Hall of Fame, this year the inductees headed downstairs to the new Tisso World of Hockey Zone to do their interviews.
Why the World of Hockey Zone?
"It's a worldly class," said Lanny McDonald, chairman of the Hall of Fame and an honored member.
For the second straight year, the Hall of Fame is inducting a class that has four former NHL players from four countries. It had never happened before last year.