Flames alumnus Theoren Fleury has been named one of the five individual inductees in this year's Alberta Hockey Hall Of Fame class.
The 2019 inductees who will be recognized at the AHHF Awards Gala on Sunday, July 21, at the Coast Hotel in Canmore:
- Shirley Cameron - player, coach and builder of women's hockey in Alberta
- Theoren Fleury - NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner with the Calgary Flames and Olympic Gold Medalist
- Kevin Lowe - six-time Stanley Cup champion with the Edmonton Oilers and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist
- Duncan MacDougall - four decades of involvement with at the grassroots level of the officiating program in Edmonton
- Bob Ridley - long-time play-by-play voice (and bus driver) of the Medicine Hat Tigers
- Medicine Hat Tigers (1986-1987 and 1987-88) - two-time Memorial Cup champions, and the only Alberta team to win back-to-back Memorial Cups
"Theoren (Theo) Fleury played with the Calgary Flames for 11 seasons, from 1988 to 1998 and was an important part of their Stanley Cup championship in 1989," the AHHF said in a press release. "He led the team in regular season scoring six times, and five times in the playoffs. His NHL career also included stops with the Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks. Theo also represented Canada on several occasions, winning gold medals at the 1988 World Junior Championships, 1991 Canada Cup, and 2002 Olympic Games.
- Former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medalist
- Two-time best selling author of Playing with Fire and Conversations With a Rattlesnake
- Healing motivator
- Person of great life experience
- Knowledge in the field of relational trauma
"While Theo does enjoy his hockey memories and accolades, he feels honored and blessed in what he does today.
"Theo's mission statement is to help as many people get to where they want to go. It has taken shape in many forms, whether meeting people for a brief moment on the street or as a dynamic inspirational speaker with the intention of creating healing through conversation. He loves people, their stories and their journeys. He is committed to daily transformation through personal growth through self-reflection, mindfulness and new action. His compassionate spirit allows others to feel safe and whole through experiencing his vulnerability.
"Theo has been awarded the Canadian Humanitarian Award, The Queen's Jubilee Medallion, he is an Honorary Chief and recipient of the Aboriginal Indspire Award. In 2014 Theo was awarded with an honorary doctorate in Science from University of Guelph-Humber for outstanding contributions to the Mental Health of Canadians. Most recently Theo was bestowed with a second honorary doctorate in Laws from Brandon University in recognition for his contributions combating child sexual abuse and for his outstanding efforts to promote healing and recovery."