Former longtime Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson will have to wait another year to see if he will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame induction celebration is tentatively scheduled for November 16 in Toronto.
The longtime Calgary Flames captain was the first Black player to lead the National Hockey League in goals and points and was the first Black athlete in any sport to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics.
Also inducted Wednesday with the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 were Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Doug Wilson, Kim St. Pierre and Ken Holland (builder).
Best known as a three-time Stanley Cup champion as general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, the Penticton, B.C., native first joined the Team Canada staff as assistant general manager at the 2005 IIHF World Championship, where Canada won silver.
"This selection is hard to believe and makes me reflect and look back on my career", Iginla said. On Wednesday, June 24, the Hockey Hall Of Fame announced the six latest entries for their prestigious membership.
Calgary Flames said in their Facebook post, "Good morning, Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla is a Hall of Famer". He also lifted the Stanley Cup three times, all with the Blackhawks. Spending the majority of his career with the Flames (16 seasons to be exact), Iginla departed Calgary as the franchise's all-time leader in goals (525), points (1,095), power-play goals (161), game-winning goals (83), and games played (1,219).
A sixth-round draft pick in 1994, Alfredsson won the Calder Trophy in 1996 as the NHL's top rookie after scoring 26 goals, made six trips to the NHL All-Star game and cracked the 40-goal mark twice.
A skilled, two-way winger, Hossa won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010, 2013 and 2015.
"I think I perhaps represent the next level of guys who helped to win championships", Lowe said, per NHL.com.
A 20-year NHL veteran between five organizations, Iginla ended his career as one of just 20 players to score at least 600 NHL goals, with his 625 tallies ranking as the 16th-most in league history. The vote was secret so it was not clear in advance who voted for whom among the 18-member jury. Those living in the Toronto area met in a conference room to determine the inductees, who got congratulatory calls from chairman of the board Lanny McDonald. I didn't dream of making it to the hall of hame.
Wilson, now the general manager of the San Jose Sharks, won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman in 1982.
St. Pierre will be the seventh woman in the hall.
St-Pierre, 41, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, five-time World Championship gold medalist, and four-time World Championship silver medalist. She posted a 1.17 goals-against average for her country.