1945 Hockey Inductees
The Inaugural 1945 Class was a spectacular one and difficult to argue with. It featured nine players and two builders. The players were predominantly stars of the pre-NHL era and a major headliner in Howie Morenz, easily one of the first major stars of the National Hockey League. As we continue in the first few classes of the Hall, we will find many inconsistencies and until it developed to what we recognize today.