The Edmonton Oilers announced Wednesday that they have formed a team Hall of Fame to serve as another way to honor their former players. The Hall of Fame will be in the style of a ring of honor for the great Oilers players of all time. The names of these players will be displayed on the ring above the PCL Loge level at Rogers Place.
The purpose of the Hall of Fame is “to honor outstanding contributions or service to the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club by former members of the organization. The Edmonton Oilers Hall of Fame may include players, coaches, trainers, staff, executives or any other person whose role or service to the organization since its founding in 1972 is recognized as extraordinary. » , the team said in a statement Wednesday.
On November 3 of this year, there will be a ceremony honoring the inaugural class of the Edmonton Oilers Hall of Fame. The class of 2022 roster will include Wayne Gretzky, Grant Fuhr, Al Hamilton, Jarri Kurri, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey, Rod Phillips, Kevin Lowe, Glen Sather and Glenn Anderson.
The team also plans to hold an annual celebration of former talent with these players returning to Edmonton. Starting in 2023, fans will have a say in whether players are inducted into the Edmonton Oilers Hall of Fame.
There will be two additional inductees who will be announced September 20 at the start of training camp.