In can be easily stated that Frank Fredrickson’s Hall of Fame resume; is equal parts amateur and professional. As an amateur player, Fredrickson led his Winnipeg Falcons to the Allan Cup and subsequently the Gold Medal in the Olympics in Antwerp in 1920. He would later go west and turn professional and would become a big part of the Victoria Cougars team that won the Stanley Cup in 1925.
A very successful businessman in the Pacific Northwest, Frank Griffiths brought his business savvy to the National Hockey League in 1974 when he purchased the Vancouver Canucks. Although the Canucks never won a Cup, he made them profitable and competitive. Griffiths may not have sought the spotlight like other owners, but behind the scenes on the audit committee and other franchises to make them fiscally viable. He also served as Vice Chairman of the NHL for eight years, again in a way that was under the radar. Griffiths may not have been well known to the casual (or even many sophisticated NHL fans), but it was men like him that made the National Hockey League a far more valuable entity.  
As the Assistant General Manager to Conn Smythe for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Frank J. Selke carved an instant reputation as executive genius in hockey. Considered more than capable of running the Leafs in Smythe’s absence (he went to serve in World War II) Selke ran the organization but a trade for Ted Kennedy (that Selke was not consulted on) served as the catalyst for Smythe to force Selke out of Toronto upon his return from the war.
The Big M”, Frank Mahovlich had a very productive career, though the way he was constantly booed by the Toronto Maple Leafs (while he played for them), you would never have known it.
With only a 23 game NHL career as a player with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Frank Mathers may not have had a stellar career in the National Hockey League, but was a “Crash Davis” type of player in the AHL. Mathers was a five time All Star there and retired as the all-time leading AHL scorer for Defencemen. In total, Mathers won a total of eight Calder Cups in the AHL; two as a player (Pittsburgh), two as a player/coach (Hershey), one as a coach (Hershey) and three as a general manager (again with Hershey).
The foundation of what may have been hockey’s first dynasty, Frank McGee led the Ottawa Silver Seven to the Stanley Cup multiple times in the early 1900’s. McGee, who had only one eye, was a natural sniper and easily the best of his day. He was always the leading scorer for his squad, and one time scored eight goals in nine minutes in a game. McGee stopped playing organized hockey before he turned thirty and despite his disability (one eye) managed to enlist in the Canadian Army for World War I. Sadly, McGee died in France serving his country.
The answer to the trivia question, “Who was the first player to win the Hart Trophy”, Frank Nighbor was also the recipient of many other awards. He was also the first ever Lady Byng Trophy winner. In fact, it was his sportsmanship that inspired Lady Byng to donate the award in the first place. Had there been the Frank J. Selke award back then (for the top defensive forward) he might have won a boatload of those too. His mastery of the poke check and ability to counter attack made him one of the most dangerous players in the League. Nighbor also led the Ottawa Senators to three Stanley Cups. Seems like a no brainer to enter the Hall of Fame to us.
Like his brother Lester, Frank Patrick was a decent player who became more famous in hockey for his off ice contributions than what he did on it. Along with his brother, he founded the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (later renamed the Western Canada Hockey League) and it was many of his initiatives while there that shaped the game as we know it today.
A star in the Ontario Hockey Association, Frank Rankin scored a plethora of goals for the Toronto Eatons and Toronto St. Michaels respectively. Perhaps it was as a coach that he achieved his greatest success as he led the Toronto Granites to consecutive Allan Cups, the latter of which allowed him to take his squad to represent Canada in the Olympics. Rankin won a Gold Medal with that team and is likely in the Hockey Hall of Fame because of it. It is probable that had he not achieved an Olympic Gold Medal, that we would not see his name inducted in Toronto.
In the city of Toronto, Frank Smith is credited for the growth of Minor Hockey. Smith created the Beaches Hockey League which would eventually morph into the Greater Metro Toronto Hockey League which would be the largest hockey organization in the world. That may not seem like a lot in the grand scope of the sport, but imagine the amount of kids he helped play the game?
A lifetime servant for Amateur Hockey, Fred Page worked his way from local organizations to the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. He became an executive there in 1958, and would become its President in 1966. Page would be instrumental in bringing Canadian amateur teams to play in Europe. As the Canadian representative to the IIHF, he would later serve that organization as the Vice President for three years. Afterwards, Page would help form the Pacific Coast Junior Hockey League, and was its Executive Director until he passed away in 1997.
Blessed to have been a member of powerful Montreal Shamrocks teams, Fred Scanlan was a decent Left Winger for helped his team win the Stanley Cup in 1899 and 1900. Scanlan was a good contributor, but was far from the level of his other teammates (Harry Trihey & Arthur Farrell) and is likely in from being on a forward line with them.
A defenceman who played ten seasons with the New York Rangers, Fred Shero would become a Hockey Hall of Famer for his work as the Philadelphia Flyers Head Coach. Shero would lead the Flyers to Stanley Cup wins in 1974 and 1975 and would win the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL’s Coach of the Year in 1974.
Far more than just a long time referee (He refereed 2,400 hockey games; Fred Waghorne brought a lot of positive changes to the game. He brought in the whistle to initiate stoppage in play, which was previously sounded by a cowbell. He also was the first to drop the puck from a few feet above the ice instead of placing it on the surface and he made professional refs a fixture in the amateur game. Referees are not often thought of as Hall of Famers, but Waghorne is the exception to that rule.
The owner of the New Westminster Royals of the Western Hockey League, Frederick Hume was a large part of the growth of the game in the Pacific Northwest. Hume did a lot to help sports in general in the Vancouver area throughout his life. Truthfully, though Frederick Hume’s hockey related accomplishments seem more appropriate for a Provincial Hall rather than the one in Toronto.
Another of the class of 1963 that likely should not be in the Hockey Hall of Fame, Frederick Whitcroft’s lone Stanley Cup Appearance was aiding the Kenora Thistles defend the Stanley Cup against the team from Brandon, Manitoba. Whitcroft did have a decent touch for scoring goals, but realistically, his career was not a long one and his induction to the Hall of Fame is based on a plethora of goals for two seasons in Edmonton.
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.
Enshrined in the Builders Category, George Dudley was inducted for his behind the scenes work on behalf of Amateur Hockey in Canada. His initial contributions were for the Ontario Hockey Association serving in various capacities until he became its President in 1934. He would hold that post for two years and then become the organizations Secretary until his death in 1960.   Dudley would also become the President of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association from 1940 to 1942, and later become the Secretary for the IIHF. As the North American representative for the IIHF, he would help facilitate the first Soviet National Team tour across North America.
The winner of the Vezina Trophy in the first year of its existence, George Hainsworth became the workhorse for the Montreal Canadians between the pipes. He would lead the NHL in Goals Against Average twice posting an insane 0.92 in the 1928-29 campaign. Although passing changes opened up the game and prevented a similar statistical effort, Hainsworth was still among the better goalies and would backstop the Canadians to consecutive Stanley Cups.
A perennial All Star in the Western Canadian Hockey League, the diminutive George Hay was adept at putting the puck into the net. Although he was still a decent scorer when he got into the National Hockey League, he only had a pair of seasons where he was in the top ten in scoring. Still his overall body of work made him a worthy entry for the Hockey Hall of Fame.