Former inductees - Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Martin Brodeur, Mike Bossy, Mark Messier
Wayne Gretzky, Center
Greatest of All Time
At least greatest scorer, 894 goals, 2857 assists, 9x scoring leader, 4x Stanley Cup, 2x MVP
Martin Brodeur Goalie NJ Devils
Brodeur holds numerous NHL and franchise records among goaltenders; he ranks as the league's all-time regular season leader in wins (691), losses (397), shutouts (125), and games played (1,266). He won at least 30 games in twelve straight seasons between 1995–96 and 2007–08 and is the only goalie in NHL history with eight 40-win seasons. He is a four-time Vezina Trophy winner, a five-time William M. Jennings Trophy winner, a ten-time NHL All-Star, and a Calder Memorial Trophy winner. He is one of only 12 NHL goaltenders to score a goal in the regular season and only the second to do so in the playoffs; his three goals are the most of any NHL goaltender.
Messier is considered one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time. He is second on the all-time career lists for playoff points (295) and third for regular season games played (1756) and regular season points (1887). He is a six-time Stanley Cup champion—five with the Oilers and one with the Rangers—and is the only player to captain two teams to Stanley Cup championships. "The Moose" for his aggression and strength. He is a 15-time NHL All-Star. In 2007, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility. In 2017 Messier was named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history.