Cliff Fletcher may have only won one Stanley Cup, but he brought a brilliant hockey mind to various clubs and brought them a lot closer to the dance than they would have had without him. Fletcher first arrived in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues as he worked his way from Scout to General Manager, and a lot of his work in the background helped the Blues become a contender and reach the Finals three times. Later, he took over the reins in Atlanta and helped to organize the move to Calgary, where they became a top team in the 1980’s, and he won his Stanley Cup in 1989.
Fletcher would arrive in Toronto and lead that team to relevance for the first time in years and was named the Executive of the Year in 1993. Those accomplishments, combined with his seven years on the Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors made him a legit entry to Hall in 2004.
Should Cliff Fletcher be in the Hall of Fame?
I totally agree with this induction. - 100%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%