The 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend and Celebration, scheduled for Nov. 13-16 in Toronto, has been postponed until further notice due to consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rescheduling plans will be addressed when the board of directors meet Oct. 29.
“While it’s possible the Class of 2020 could be inducted on alternative dates during the modified 2020-21 NHL season, the most likely scenario is to postpone to November 2021, either by waiving the 2021 elections or in combination with the 2021 induction class involving adjusted category limits,” Hall of Fame chairman Lanny McDonald said Monday. “Since the magic of the induction from the Honored Members’ perspective is experiencing several days of close interaction with family, friends, former teammates and fans, the Board ruled out any means of holding the 2020 inductions virtually.”
On June 24, the Hall’s Selection Committee announced the election of six new members: Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Kevin Lowe, Kim St-Pierre and Doug Wilson in the Player Category, and Ken Holland in the Builder Category.