The Hockey Hall of Fame selects six names for the Class of 2022

The Hockey Hall of Fame selects six names for the Class of 2022
27 Jun
2022
Not in Hall of Fame

It is a huge day for us at Notinhalloffame.com, as the Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2022.

It is especially welcoming, as the Hockey Hall elected to select nobody last year, due to the inability to have a proper ceremony due to COVID-19.

Let’s get right to it!

As we expected, the Sedin twins, Daniel and Henrik have been chosen for the Hockey Hall of Fame.  From Sweden, and playing the entirety of their career with the Vancouver Canucks, both brothers may not have won a Stanley Cup, but they did not conclude their career with empty trophy cases.

Playing at Left Wing, Daniel Sedin won the 2011 Ted Lindsay Award and Art Ross Trophy, scoring 1,041 Points over his career.  Henrik, who played at Center, also won the Art Ross (2010), while winning the coveted Hart Trophy the same year.

Internationally, the Sedins also led Sweden to Gold in the 2006 Olympics and secured Silver in 2014.

The Canucks are very well represented with this class, as their long time Goalie, Roberto Luongo, enters Toronto on their first year of the ballot.  The winner of 489 Games (fourth overall) may not have won the Vezina, but was a Finalist three times.  Internationally, Luongo was part of two Olympic Gold Medalist teams.

After five years of eligibility Daniel Alfredsson was chosen.  The greatest player in Ottawa Senators history, Alfredsson won the 1995/96 Calder Trophy and would also capture the King Clancy and Mark Messier Leadership Award late in his career.  He left the game with 1,157 Points, and also had Olympic Gold (2006) and Silver (2014).

The Hockey Hall inducted another female to their midst, with Riikka Sallinen, the first non-North American woman to be chosen.  Representing Finland, Sallinen led Finland to three European Gold Medals, Silver in the Worlds, and had two Olympic Bronze Medals and six World Championship Bronze Medals.

Inducted as a builder is Herb Carnegie, who was one of the first black hockey players.  Predating Willie O’Ree, it was alleged that Carnegie had the skills to play in the NHL in the 1940s and 1950s, but his race kept him from the opportunity.

What comes next? 

We revise our Notinhalloffame Hockey List, based on your votes, eliminating those who have been chosen, those who become eligible in 2023 and adjust based on your votes and comments.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the newest members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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