Guy Carbonneau, who won the Stanley Cup three times in a 19-season NHL career, and Hayley Wickenheiser, a four-time Olympic gold medalist with Canada, are among the four players and two Builders elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2019.
The Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 will be voted on and revealed Tuesday. Each year, the 18-member selection committee can induct as many as four former players, two women, and two Builders or one referee/linesman and one Builder.
The field for the Class of 2019 is as wide open as any in recent memory.
Who among the retired players should get in? And how many?
Here are some of the potential candidates, listed in alphabetical order:
Frank Brown, a longtime hockey writer and NHL communications executive, will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism from the Hockey Hall of Fame. Recipients of the annual award are selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.
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.
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.