Pat Quinn, will assume the office of Chairman of the Board of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Longtime Hockey Hall of Fame Chairman and CEO, Bill Hay, announced that he will be retiring on July 31, 2013.
Hockey Hall of Fame Announces Succession Appointments
Pat Quinn to become Hockey Hall of Fame
Chairman of the Board, effective August 1, 2013
Bill Hay, Chairman and CEO of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today that he will be retiring on July 31, 2013 and that Selection Committee Co-Chairman, Pat Quinn, will assume the office of Chairman of the Board and Jeff Denomme will become chief executive officer in addition to his current role as President. These succession appointments will become effective August 1, 2013.
Hay was appointed as Chairman and CEO in July 1998. His service to the Hockey Hall of Fame consists of 17 years on the Selection Committee (1980-1997) and 18 years on the Board of Directors (1995-2013) which includes the past 15 years as Chairman. Under Hay’s leadership, the Hall has strengthened relations with key constituents such as the IIHF, NHL, NHLPA and Hockey Canada, and has invested over $30-million in capital assets including two major expansion projects.
Quinn has been a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee since 1998. His hockey resume includes a nine-year NHL playing career, as well as executive, managerial and/or coaching positions with the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers and Hockey Canada. In November 2012, Quinn was inducted as a member of the Order of Canada.
Los Angeles Kings' President, Luc Robitaille presents Hockey Hall of Fame Chairman and CEO, Bill Hay with a 2012 Stanley Cup Championship Ring.
Hockey Hall of Fame Vice-President and Curator, Phil Pritchard adds the 2012 ring to the Stanley Cup Championship Ring Display.
Los Angeles Kings Donate 2012 Stanley Cup Championship Ring
On March 27, 2013, Hockey Hall of Fame Chairman and CEO Bill Hay, and Curator Phil Pritchard accepted a 2012 Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Championship ring from Kings' President, Luc Robitaille. The ring was added to the Stanley Cup Championship Ring display in the NHL Zone at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The ring is featured in a display celebrating the current and past Stanley Cup champions, including the first-ever Stanley Cup ring (1893) Billy Barlow (MAAA); Bill Hay's 1961 ring (CHI); Daryl "Doc" Seaman's 1989 ring (CGY) and Bob Johnson's 1991 ring (PIT). The display also contains rings from the 2007 (ANA), 2008 (DET), 2009 (PIT), 2010 (CHI) and 2011 (BOS) Stanley Cup Champions, which were all donated by the owners of the teams.
The face of the Los Angeles Kings' ring includes 104 round brilliant pave set diamonds. The Los Angeles Kings crest sits atop the Stanley Cup and the text "STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS" is set around the bezel.
"We are very grateful to the Los Angeles Kings organization, especially, Luc Robitaille," said Hay. "As Chairman and CEO of the Hockey Hall of Fame it's an honour to accept this Stanley Cup ring. It will make a wonderful addition to our special Stanley Cup Ring exhibit."
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson donates the Clarkson Cup to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and CWHL commissioner Brenda Andress pose with Clarkson Cup, which was officially donated to the Hockey Hall of Fame during a ceremony on March 7, 2013.
Clarkson Cup to be
Housed Permanently in the
Hockey Hall of Fame
The Clarkson Cup, awarded annually to the team that wins the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) championship, has a new home at the Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto.
Named after former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson, who served from 1999 to 2005, the Clarkson Cup was officially donated to the Hockey Hall of Fame during a ceremony on March 7, 2013 in the Hockey Hall of Fame's Spotlight Theatre.
"I'm thrilled that the Clarkson Cup will be on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame to inspire women to play hockey to the best of their abilities," the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson said.
"Women's hockey has been a part of our nation for close to 100 years," Vice President and Curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame Phil Pritchard said. "We are thrilled and honoured to add the Clarkson Cup to our world-class silverware collection."
Hockey Hall of Fame
Exclusive 3D Film Presentation
Stanley's Game Seven (3D) is now playing. The Hockey Hall of Fame's latest film offering is a landmark production in the world of hockey and pushes the boundaries of 3D filmmaking in the sports genre to groundbreaking levels, while offering guests an unparalleled "Experiential Hockey Attraction."
The story opens with a group of young men gathering at the local small-town rink for their once-a-week hockey game, the highlight of their lives, like it is for so many hockey enthusiasts.
Stanley's Game Seven combines a stunning mix of original live action, computer generated 3D animation, and classic archival footage of some of the most renowned playoff moments in Stanley Cup history. The 22 minute film plays at the top and half past the hour in the Hockey Hall of Fame's new TSN Theatre and is included in the price of admission.
A display honouring the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series.
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1972 Summit Series 40th Anniversary Tribute
For a limited time only, guests can relive the most famous series in all of hockey. Located in the Esso Theatre, this special 40th anniversary display pays tribute to the 1972 Summit Series between Team Canada and the Soviet Union. Plus, relive the epic series through archival film and video footage on the Esso Theatre’s large projection screen .
Among the artifacts on display are:
Stick used by Paul Henderson to score the game-winning goal in the eighth and deciding game
Pants worn by Soviet goaltender Vladislav Tretiak throughout the series
Stick used by Peter Mahovlich to score a brilliant, short-handed goal in the series' second game
For more on the 1972 Summit Series check out the Hockey Hall of Fame Time Capsule.
A display honouring the 2012 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.
Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Champions Artifact Display Unveiled!
Now on display is an extensive exhibit dedicated to the history of Stanley Cup champions, Conn Smythe Trophy winners, and the current Cup titlists, the Los Angeles Kings.
The recently added artifacts from the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings include:
Jonathan Quick's Catching Glove
Drew Doughty's Helmet
Dustin Brown's Skates and Gloves
Simon Gagne's Jersey
Jeff Carter's Stick
Help Preserve Hockey's History
The Hockey Hall of Fame is always looking for donations of everything hockey (any league and all levels worldwide). In 2012-13 we are placing an emphasis on Audio and Visual material. Specifically this includes audio, film and video (including outdoor home films and video), broadcasts and interviews, photographic slides, negatives and digital photos.
All donated material will be preserved within the state of art climate controlled Photographic and Moving Pictures archive at the D.K. (Doc) Seaman Hockey Resource Centre. The Hockey Hall of Fame has been committed to preserving and sharing our fabulous collection with hockey fans from all over the world. And thanks to the generous support by way of donations from families, teams, leagues and federations we have been able to achieve this goal for decades.
For more information please contact Craig Campbell, Manager, Resource Centre and Archives at 416-933-8224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Esso Great Hall Grand Opening Celebration at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Esso Great Hall Revitalization Project
Built in 1885, the Esso Great Hall is the core sanctuary of hockey's proud history and the highlight of any visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Housed inside the landmark heritage building, the Esso Great Hall is home to The Stanley Cup, every major NHL trophy and each of the 366 Honoured Members portraits.
Beginning in January of 2012, the interior exhibition components of the Esso Great Hall underwent extensive revitalization. Though maintaining the historic elements of the building itself, new custom trophy cases were added, as well as audio-visual systems, multimedia interactives and theatrical lighting.
The revitalization project has enabled the Hockey Hall of Fame to accommodate future inductees for the next 15-20 years and provide enhanced educational programming to guests while maintaining the pristine exhibition and presentation conditions that have become synonymous with the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The Esso Great Hall opened to the public on Saturday, March 10, 2012, coinciding with the start of March Break. In celebration of the official grand opening, the first 5,000 youth 13 & under visiting during March Break received a free Esso Kids Pack.
Click here for Esso Great Hall Grand Opening Celebration Photo Gallery.
Hockey Hall of Fame's 'Golden Goal' Display
Experience the 'Golden Goal' display featuring Sidney Crosby's stick, gloves, puck as well as the recently acquired podium and 'Golden Net'.
Finally, all elements of one of the most significant moments in Canadian hockey history are brought together for a one-of-a-kind exhibit exclusively at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The 'Golden Goal' display is housed in the newly expanded Tissot World of Hockey Zone which provides an unparalleled tribute to international hockey.
Award-Winning Hockey Hall of Fame Course Goes On-Line
From hockey's earliest origins to the Great One and beyond, Canada's great game is now being taught exclusively on-line. A credit course at Seneca College in Toronto, titled The Hockey Hall of Fame Presentsâ€¦, provides the opportunity for students across North America to participate.
The Hockey Hall of Fame and Seneca College's Faculty of Continuing Education have combined to create this landmark and award-winning on-line course, which takes a serious look at the history and evolution of the game. Each week's topics examine the cultural, social and economic impact hockey has had on Canada.
"We're excited about sharing our passion for hockey," says Hockey Hall of Fame Curator Phil Pritchard, who is one of the course's instructors along with the Editor of Publications at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Kevin Shea. "We are delighted to partner with Seneca in order to take the Hockey Hall of Fame's reputation and resources into the classroom."