The first Hockey Hall of Fame inductees ever


WORLD'S FIRST
HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

Who were the world's first Hockey Hall of Fame inductees?

Even though the Hockey Hall of Fame did not open till August 26, 1961 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the first NHL players were inducted to Hockey's Hall of Fame by in 1945.

The first inductees were:

Players

  • Donald H. Bain

  • Hobart Amery Hare (Hobey) Baker

  • Russell Bowie

  • Charles Robert (Chuck) Gardiner

  • Edward George (Eddie) Gerard

  • Francis (Frank) McGee

  • Howarth William (Howie) Morenz

  • Thomas N. (Tommy) Phillips

  • Harvey Pulford

  • Arthur Howie (Art) Ross

  • William H. Stuart

  • Georges Vezina

Builders

  • Sir Montagu Allan

  • Lord Stanley of Preston

The first Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony did not occur until September 5, 1959 when a luncheon was held in the Queen Elizabeth Building at the CNE for the 1959 as well as previous inductees.

Three players were inducted in 1959:

  • John James (Jack) Adams

  • Cyril Joseph (Cy) Denneny

  • Cecil R. (Tiny) Thompson


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The first Hockey Hall of Fame inductees ever

The first Hockey Hall of Fame inductees ever

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