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 celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2012-13 and has grown from five teams in four states in 1988-89 into a coast-to-coast league with 23 teams in 16 states in 2012-13.
ECHL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CLASSES
|CLASS OF 2008 || ||CLASS OF 2009 || ||CLASS OF 2010 |
|Henry Brabham || ||John Brophy || ||Cam Brown |
|Patrick J. Kelly || ||Blake Cullen || ||E.A. "Bud" Gingher |
|Chris Valicevic || ||Tom Nemeth || ||Olaf Kolzig |
|Nick Vitucci || ||Rod Taylor || ||Darryl Noren |
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|CLASS OF 2011 || ||CLASS OF 2012 || ||CLASS OF 2013 |
|Richard Adams || ||Bill Coffey || ||David Craievich |
|Phil Berger || ||Sheldon Gorski || ||Marc Magliarditi |
|Luke Curtin || ||John Marks || ||Steve Poapst |
|Joe Ernst || ||Dave Seitz || ||Darren Schwartz |
| || ||Bob Woods || || |
Hall of Fame members are selected in four categories: Player, Developmental Player, Builder, and Referee/Linesman. Players must have concluded their career as an active player for a minimum of three playing seasons, though not continuous or full seasons. 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.