The ECHL Hall of Fame was formed in 2007-08 in conjunction with the ECHL’s 20th Anniversary. The third-longest tenured professional hockey league, behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League, the Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League is in its 27th season in 2014-15 and has grown from five teams in four states in 1988-89 into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province.
ECHL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CLASSES
Hall of Fame members are selected in four categories: Player, Developmental Player, Builder, and Referee/Linesman. Development Players must have began their career in the ECHL and went on to a distinguished career in the NHL, playing a minimum of 260 regular season games in the NHL, AHL and ECHL. Builders may be active or inactive whereas Referee/Linesman must have concluded their active officiating career for a minimum of three playing seasons.