The 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been moved to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, chairman Lanny McDonald announced Friday.
However, this year's class will stand alone, as no new members will be inducted in 2021.
"The magic of the induction weekend from the perspective of the new inductees is participating in several days of close interaction with family, friends, former teammates, fellow legends, and fans," McDonald said. "On that premise, the board felt that this was the right decision to bestow upon the class of 2020 the recognition and lifetime experience they so richly deserve in all ways consistent with past induction classes."
This year's weekend of events was originally scheduled for Nov. 13 to 16. Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Doug Wilson, and Kim St. Pierre headline the inductees in the player category, while current Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland is set for enshrinement in the builder category.
Some notable candidates for the now-delayed 2021 class include Henrik and Daniel Sedin, as well as Henrik Zetterberg.