- Published in 1995 Hockey Inductees
The first German born entry into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Gunther Sabetzki did a lot in his native country to help grow the sport. He would serve as the first German President of the IIHF, and worked diligently not just to grow Hockey in Germany, but throughout the world. Under his near two decade as the IIHF President, membership increased from 31 to 50 nations. The international game owes a lot to the work of Gunther Sabetzki.