Good for Harley Hotchkiss. Patrick Roy was expected to be voted in this year. Herb Brooks is another good entry into the Hall of Fame.
Hotchkiss has played a major role in the development of professional and amateur sport in Canada. In 1980, he participated in purchasing the Atlanta Flames and bringing them to Calgary.
The move led to the development of the International Hockey Centre for Excellence in Calgary through a commitment of $5 million by the Flames' owners. In his role as chair of the National Hockey League's board of governors, he is also a strong supporter of Canadian NHL teams in smaller-market cities.
The selection committee, chaired by senior NHL vice-president for hockey operations Jim Gregory, includes Al Arbour, Scotty Bowman, Colin Campbell, Ed Chynoweth, John Davidson, Eric Duhatschek, Mike Emrick, Emile Francis, Dick Irvin, Stan Mikita, Richard Patrick, Marty Pavelich, Yvon Pedneault, Pat Quinn, Serge Savard, Frank Selke and Harry Sinden.