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Plante mask mold finds way to Hockey Hall of Fame

Man who would help change face of game gets place alongside Canadiens legendary goalie

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

MONTREAL -- Little did Al McKinney know his role in hockey history 60 years ago as he sat motionless in a Montreal office, his eyes covered, straws inserted in his nostrils and a plaster smeared over his face, every pore covered from his hairline to his jaw.

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Black History Month

Black History Month spotlight: Fuhr gets Hall call

Goalie wins Stanley Cup four times with Oilers, inducted in 2003

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

As part of the NHL's celebration of Black History Month, NHL.com will highlight great moments and important figures in black hockey history each day throughout February. Pioneers like Willie O'Ree, Angela James and Grant Fuhr will be featured.

Today we look at Fuhr, the first black player inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.  

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Hall of Fame

Modano headlines 2019 IIHF Hall of Fame class

Top United States-born scorer in NHL history among eight to be inducted, including Satan, Palffy, Johansson

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Mike Modano, the leading United States-born scorer in NHL history, is one of eight members of the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

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Hockey Is For Everyone

O'Ree meets Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau

Newly minted Hockey Hall of Famer discusses diversity work

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Willie O'Ree's incredible year continued when the newly enshrined Hockey Hall of Famer met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the first time in Ottawa on Tuesday.

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Hall of Fame

Crosby of Penguins moved by Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Captain pays homage to Class of 2018

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Sidney Crosby listened intently to every speech given by those inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Monday.

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Hall of Fame

O'Ree to be subject of feature-length documentary film

First black player in NHL is member of Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018

by NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Willie O'Ree, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, will be the subject of "Willie," a documentary chronicling the story and upbringing of the first black player in the NHL, according to Deadline.com.

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Hall of Fame

Hockey Hall of Fame field wide open for Class of 2019

Wickenheiser, Elias, Turgeon, Roenick, Alfredsson among top candidates

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

TORONTO -- Martin Brodeur hopes to return to the Hockey Hall of Fame next year for induction weekend to see former teammate and close friend Patrik Elias become the latest former New Jersey Devils player to receive the highest individual honor in the game.

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Hall of Fame

Highlights from Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018 speeches

Bettman, Brodeur, Hefford, O'Ree, St. Louis, Yakushev inducted

by NHL.com NHLdotcom

TORONTO -- The six newest members of the Hockey Hall of Fame were inducted Monday.

Here are some of the key moments from the induction speeches of Commissioner Gary Bettman, Willie O'Ree, Alexander Yakushev, Jayna Hefford, Martin St. Louis and Martin Brodeur:

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Hall of Fame

St. Louis gets support from Lightning at Hockey Hall of Fame induction

Schedule allows former teammates, coach to be in Toronto for forward's big night

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

TORONTO -- Martin St. Louis looked like he was holding back his tears, and this was before he stepped on stage to deliver his Hockey Hall of Fame induction speech.

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Hall of Fame

Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inspirational, says Gretzky

Presents Commissioner Bettman with plaque, cites inductees' hard work in growing game

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

TORONTO -- It is part induction, part reunion. Each year, honored members return to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto to welcome the incoming class. Where else can you hear a casual comment like this?

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