Luc Robitaille, who was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee in March, is a part of the group whose discussions and voting will form this year’s inductees. The 2014 Hall of Fame class will be learned on Monday and officially announced on Tuesday.
Robitaille is one of 18 members who will judge the merits of a collection of players that includes first time Hall of Fame-eligible players including Dominik Hasek, Peter Forsberg and Mike Modano, all of whom are seen as favorites to earn induction. Players are required to generate 14 votes for induction, with a maximum of four players inducted per year.
The inductions will take place on November 10 in Toronto. USA Today reporter Kevin Allen, the recipient of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award, and Chicago Blackhawks play by play announcer Pat Foley, the recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, will be a part of the class.
Inductees may also be selected in the Builder and Referee/Linesman categories. To become eligible for induction as a Player or Referee/Linesman, their playing or officiating careers must have ended for a minimum of three playing seasons. Those eligible for induction in 2014 must have retired prior to the 2010-11 season.