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.
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.
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.
Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inspirational, says Gretzky
Presents Commissioner Bettman with plaque, cites inductees' hard work in growing game
Nicholas J. 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?