Jarome Iginla leads six-member Hockey Hall of Fame class

Ex-Penguins Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla selected for Hockey Hall of Fame

Iginla, the first Black player to lead the NHL in points and goals and to win an Olympic gold medal, is expected to headline the Hockey Hall of Fame's 2020 induction class, to be announced Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Kim St-Pierre, and Doug Wilson were also selected as players.

The 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony is tentatively scheduled for November 13 in Toronto, though that could obviously change depending on the state of the coronavirus pandemic.

Spending 20 seasons in NHL, Iginla appeared in 1,554 games and scored 1,300 points (625 goals, 675 assists). Under Alfredsson, the Senators regularly made it to the playoffs, reaching the 2007 Stanley Cup final only to lose in five games to Anaheim. Awards won by Iginla over the years include the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, the NHL Foundation Player Award, the Ted Lindsay Award, and so much more. "I did the best I could, played as hard as I could". "I never dreamt of the Hall of Fame. I'm truly honored and very blessed.it means a lot to my family and I, and (I) still can't believe it". "It's still sinking in".

Iginla will be the fourth Black player inducted after Grant Fuhr, women's hockey pioneer Angela James and Willie O'Ree.

Iginla will soon join Fuhr as one of only two Black players honoured for their on-ice accomplishments in the National Hockey League. "Not just in the final winning the Stanley Cup but also being the third Slovak".

Jarome Iginla stood atop the podium nearly everywhere he went with Team Canada - at the 1994 La Copa Mexico (summer under-18), 1996 IIHF World Junior Championship, 1997 IIHF World Championship, 2002 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games and 2004 World Cup of Hockey. "I have learned so much about life through the game of hockey and am very appreciative of this recognition". "I still have a picture in my office from the first time I touched the Stanley Cup".

Wilson, 62, was one of the top offensive defensemen of his day. His 39 goals in the 1981-82 season with Chicago helped him earn his only career Norris Trophy. Traded to San Jose in 1991, the Ottawa native played his final two seasons on the West Coast before later moving to the team's front office, where he's served as GM since 2003.

Holland is entering the Hall as a Builder for his contributions to four Red Wings Stanley Cup championships as general manager.

Holland is trying to bring the Cup back to Edmonton as GM of the Oilers, so his building work isn't done. After wanting to be like Montreal Canadiens Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, she traded in her figure skates for goalie equipment and backstopped Canada to three Olympic gold medals and five world championship titles.

St-Pierre was a goaltender who compiled a 1.17 goals-against average and.939 save percentage while playing for Canada.



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