Hockey Hall of Fame is a famous museum that is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. And this hall dedicated to the history of hockey. The museum hosts exhibits about players, teams, memorabilia and National Hockey League (NHL) titles, including the Stanley Cup.
Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1943 in Kingston, Ontario under the leadership of James T. Sutherland. The first generation of honorary members was introduced in 1945, before the Hall of Fame had a permanent position. The museum relocated to Toronto in 1958 after NHL withdrew its support for the Hockey Hall International Hockey Hall in Kingston, Ontario. The first permanent building was opened at the Exhibition Place in 1961. In 1993, the hall was moved to the former Montreal Bank building in Downtown Toronto to locate its headquarters.
A committee of 18 people, coaches and others meet every year in June to choose new titles, who are introduced as players, builders or officials on ice. In 2010, a subsection was created for women. The builder’s portfolio includes coaches, general managers, commentators, team owners and others who helped build the game.
Honorary members are introduced to the Hall of Fame during an annual ceremony held in the Hall of Fame building in November, followed by a “Hockey Hall of Fame Game” – a very special game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and a visiting team. As of 2016, 271 players (including 4 women), 105 builders and 16 officers on the ice were included in the Hall of Fame. Because of focusing primarily on players from NHL as well as largely ignoring players from other North American, it also has been criticized for.
Hockey Hall of Fame is run by Lanny McDonald as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and CEO Jeff Denommé. It operates as a non-profit organization called “Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum” (HHFM), independent of the National Hockey League. The Hall of Fame was originally sponsored by NHL and Hockey Canada, earning primarily on entry ticket sales.