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Hockey Hall of Fame overhauls selection committee, ’14 inductees to be announced June 24th

Mar 26, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

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Big shakeup at the Hockey Hall of Fame today, as it was announced that Columbus president John Davidson will replace outgoing selection committee chairman Jim Gregory effective April 1.

“John has been a dedicated member of the Selection Committee since 1999 and the Board’s appointment to the Chairman’s role recognizes his expertise and long-time contribution to the game as a player, media representative and hockey executive along with the fact that he is still very active in the game,” HHOF chairman Pat Quinn said in a statement.

The selection committee overhaul doesn’t end there. Also gone are Quinn (who stepped down last July to become chairman), Gregory and Serge Savard, who have both reached the stipulated length of service limit. They’ll be replaced by Flyers legend Bobby Clarke, Nashville GM David Poile and former LA Kings great Luc Robitaille.

Colin Campbell and Igor Larionov were re-appointed to the committee for another three-year term.

In related news, this year’s induction class will be announced on June 24th, the HHOF announced. The ’14 class is expected to be another star-studded one, with the likes of Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek and Mike Modano all first-time eligible.

Related: Poll: Who should be in the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame class?

  1. djshnooks - Mar 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Hasek is a God…put him in this year.

  2. Whooten Anit - Mar 26, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Maybe these clowns can get their heads out of their collective arses and finally elect Pat Burns. It is a travesty that he wasn’t elected before he died.

  3. dasboat - Mar 26, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Bobby Clarke as a selector? Great. Now Tiger Williams and Nick Fotiu have a shot at the Hall.

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