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Hockey Hall of Fame names 3 new members to Selection Committee

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:16:41 +0000

Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) - The Hockey Hall of Fame has appointed Ron Francis, Jari Kurri and Bob McKenzie as new members of the Selection Committee.

Francis, the general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, was inducted into the Hall in 2007.

Kurri , a member of the Hall of Fame class of 2001, is general manager of Jokerit in the Kontinental Hockey League while McKenzie is a hockey analyst and writer for TSN .

"I am very pleased and honored to welcome Ron, Jari and Bob to the Selection Committee, as each of them bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will complement the Committee's deliberations in recognition of excellence in the game of hockey," said Lanny McDonald, Chairman of the Board of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The new members of the committee replace McDonald, Peter Stastny and Mike Emrick . McDonald resigned his spot on the committee to become chairman, while the terms of Stastny and Emrick expired.

The Hall has reappointed Eric Duhatschek , Michael Farber and Bill Torrey to the selection committee for an additional three-year term.

The selection committee will meet June 26-27, 2016 to consider candidates for the 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame induction class. The announcement of the new inductees will be made June 27.

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