Two nine-foot tall "sentry" statues of Cyclone Taylor and Ken Dryden stand guard at the entrance to 'NHL Legends' a section of the zone that features numerous graphic and artifact displays of individuals distinguished as Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Members including Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux. Here, the "players and plays of a lifetime" are also spotlighted on a large video screen showing vignettes from the Gemini-award winning Legends of Hockey television series.
'NHL Retro' presents franchise histories, including the defunct franchises like the Kansas City Scouts, Brooklyn Americans and Hamilton Tigers to name but a few. Also on display are some of the most memorable fashion statements made throughout the years.
'Stanley Cup Championship Ring Display' features not only the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 championship rings, but also the first ring ever presented in 1893 to the Montreal AAA along with rings from the Black Hawks (1961), Flames (1989) and Penguins (1991).
In November of 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Member Jim Devellano donated all 14 of his championship rings. Included in the donation were seven Stanley Cup rings (1980, 1981, 1982 with the New York Islanders and 1997, 1998, 2002, & 2008 with the Detroit Red Wings), four AHL Calder cup ring, two CHL Adams Cup rings and one ECHL Riley Cup ring. The entire collection is currently on display and is truly a remarkable depiction of a championship pedigree.
'NHL Milestones' highlights many of the records existing proudly within the NHL record book:
- Sittler's ten-point game,
- Mosienko's three goals in 21 seconds
- Gretzky's all-time goal-scoring and point totals plus so many more.
Located adjacent to and unveiled in conjunction with the Honda NHL Zone is an exhibit entitled Via Rail Stanley Cup Dynasties. This display includes reverent displays to the rosters of nine franchises which lorded over the NHL for extended periods of time, giving these clubs the singular honour of being considered "Dynasties".
PHATS / SPHEM Wall of Honour
The Honda NHL Zone also includes a tribute to members of the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society (PHATS) and the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers (SPHEM) who have been honoured by their peers for their outstanding contribution and service.
During the annual Hall of Fame Dinner, one member of PHATS/SPHEM is honoured by his peers for his contribution and service by being inducted into the PHATS/SPHEM Wall of Honour, located outside the Montreal Canadiens' dressing room.
Click here for more information and a list of honourees