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O'Ree's election to Hall of Fame is honor that eluded boyhood idols

Pioneering all-black line of Carnegie brothers, McIntyre excelled after World War II

by Stan Fischler / NHL.com Special Contributor

Willie O'Ree will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November.

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Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019 wide open

No former NHL players locks for induction; Lecavalier top first-year candidate

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Who's next?

The 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame induction class was announced Tuesday. Martin Brodeur, Martin St. Louis, Jayna Hefford, Alexander Yakushev, Willie O'Ree and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman got their Hall calls and will be enshrined in Toronto on Nov. 12.

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Bettman stunned by election to Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Commissioner says he thought phone call was about O'Ree, also in Class of 2018

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

When NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman received the telephone call to inform him he'd been voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder, he initially thought it was about Willie O'Ree.

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Brodeur found winning formula on road to Hall of Fame

Class of '18 selection kept individual honors secondary to victories

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Martin Brodeur's long and winding journey to the Hockey Hall of Fame started in the Montreal suburb of St-Leonard with a duct-taped sock.

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O'Ree's 'second calling' gets him elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

First black NHL player has worked tirelessly into his 80s to promote inclusion in sport

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

When friends and acquaintances would suggest that perhaps Willie O'Ree deserved a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame, O'Ree would demur. He had played 45 games, with four goals and 10 assists, and that wasn't enough for inclusion, even with his historic status as the first black player in the NHL.

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Subban, Stamkos among stars pumped for 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame class

NHL players sent their messages of excitement on social media

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The Hockey Hall of Fame class always inspires some cheers from NHL players.

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O'Ree inspiration to Simmonds as pioneer, hockey ambassador

Without 2018 Hall selection, first black player in NHL, Flyers forward 'wouldn't be in the League'

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Willie O'Ree made an indelible impression on Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds.

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Brodeur, O'Ree, Bettman lead Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Devils goalie, first black player in NHL, League Commissioner selected along with St. Louis, Yakushev, Hefford

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Martin Brodeur, Martin St. Louis, Willie O'Ree, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Alexander Yakushev and Jayna Hefford were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The 18-member selection committee announced the Class of 2018 on Tuesday. The 2018 Induction Celebration will be Nov. 12 at the Hall of Fame in Toronto.

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St. Louis selection for Hockey Hall of Fame no surprise to Lecavalier

Teammates won Stanley Cup with Lightning in 2004

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

Martin St. Louis being voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility was no surprise to his longtime Tampa Bay Lightning teammate, Vincent Lecavalier.

"I was really happy for him," Lecavalier said. "I wasn't surprised from everything he's done for hockey, the Lightning, the [New York] Rangers and what he's done for the NHL."

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Bettman selected for induction into Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Commissioner for past 25 years, joins Brodeur, St. Louis, O'Ree, Hefford, Yakushev in Class of 2018

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK/TORONTO - The Hockey Hall of Fame announced today that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was elected to be inducted as a member of the Class of 2018.

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