1975 Hockey Inductees http://www.notinhalloffame.com Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:41:17 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Ace Bailey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2607-ace-bailey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2607-ace-bailey Ace Bailey
Ace Bailey played his entire professional career with the Toronto Maple Leafs and in 1929 won the NHL scoring championship (as well as leading the league in goals). Bailey was very popular in Toronto and for a three year period was a top star for the Blue and White. His production declined sharply, but he was still effective in Toronto’s Stanley Cup win in 1932. Unfortunately, Bailey is best known for a near death injury on the ice when he was decked by Eddie Shore who was retaliating from a hit by Bailey’s teammate. The injury was a skull fracture that ended his career and almost ended his life. Bailey did recover and would work in various capacities for the Maple Leafs for decades after.  
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Frank Buckland http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2608-frank-buckland http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2608-frank-buckland Frank Buckland
A dedicated administrator to Amateur Hockey in Ontario, Frank Buckland worked his way into the Ontario Hockey Association and would serve a two year term as its President. He would also be the organization’s treasurer for a fifteen year span and was considered one of the most efficient executives they ever had. As the OHA has always been a big part of the growth of Hockey, it is not hard to understand why any beloved executive of that association would get a look from the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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George Armstrong http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2609-george-armstrong http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2609-george-armstrong George Armstrong
With all due respect to George Armstrong, the Hockey Hall of Fame may not be the right place for him. It was not that Armstrong wasn’t a good player; he was a multi time All Star game participant who spend his long career as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs who won four Stanley Cups. Although he played in multiple All Star Games, the Right Winger never had more than 25 goals or 55 points in a season and was never considered by his peers to be an elite player. George Armstrong was however considered a great leader and was the Leafs Captain for many years and was also considered a very intelligent player who knew how to make the best of his ability, and had some of his performances in the playoffs. Frankly, we are on the fence on this one.
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Glenn Hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2610-glenn-hall http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2610-glenn-hall Glenn Hall
Unarguably one of the greatest Goaltenders in the history of professional Hockey, it should come as no surprise that Glenn Hall is one of the most decorated. Dubbed, “Mr. Goalie”, Hall was a consistent force between the pipes, raising the levels of teams (see the St. Louis Blues in the late 60’s) that may not have been a Cup contender without him.
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Gordie Drillon http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2611-gordie-drillon http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2611-gordie-drillon Gordie Drillon
Although Gordie Drillon only played seven seasons in the National Hockey League, they were all productive ones for the Right Winger. Drillon played most of those campaigns in Toronto and he averaged nearly a point a game. Drillon won the NHL scoring title in 1938, which would also be the same year he won the Lady Byng Trophy. A two time First Team All Star, Drillon also won a Stanley Cup in Toronto (though it was not his best performance, as he was benched in the Finals).
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Pierre Pilote http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2612-pierre-pilote http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2612-pierre-pilote Pierre Pilote
You would not expect that someone who did not play his first organized game of Hockey until the age of seventeen to one day make the Hall of Fame, but Pierre Pilote as not your average man. Working hard to improve his skating skills to a professional level, Pilote entered the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1955 and though his debut campaign was not a successful one, he returned to Chicago vastly improved the next season.
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William M. Jennings http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2613-william-m-jennings http://www.notinhalloffame.com/hockey/current-hockey-hall-of-fame-inductees/1970s-inductees/1975-hockey-inductees/2613-william-m-jennings William M. Jennings
A longtime President with the New York Rangers, William M. Jennings also sat on the NHL Finance Committee. Most importantly, Jennings was the Chairman of the NHL Board of Governors and the head of the Expansion Committee. Also in 1964, he was instrumental in setting up a National Hockey League office in New York City. His Rangers may never have won a Stanley Cup under his guidance, but the NHL became better because of him. As an honor to him in 1981 (shortly after he died), the William M. Jennings Trophy was created to be given annually to the Goaltender(s) who played a minimum of twenty five games on the team with the lowest Goals Against Average.
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