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How many former players inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame, have had the traditional waiting period waived?

Question #139695. Asked by george48.
Last updated Sep 02 2016.
Originally posted Mar 11 2015 5:39 PM.

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Ten players have had the three year waiting period waived:
Members Who Have Had Their Waiting Period For Induction Waived
The Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors eliminated the right of the Selection Committee to waive the mandatory three-year waiting period for Induction in the Player Category (except under certain humanitarian circumstances) in 1999, after Wayne Gretzky received such an honour.
1947 - Dit Clapper retired on February 12, 1947.
1961 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard retired following the 1960-61 season.
1966 - Ted Lindsay retired in 1965.
1969 - Leonard "Red" Kelly retired in 1967.
1971 - Terry Sawchuk passed away in Summer of '70.
1972 - Jean Beliveau retired in 1972.
1972 - Gordie Howe retired in 1972, came out of retirement in 1973.
1979 - Bobby Orr retired in 1979 due to knee injury.
1997 - Mario Lemieux retired in 1997, came out of retirement in 2000.
1999 - Wayne Gretzky retired in 1999.


Response last updated by Terry on Sep 02 2016.
Mar 11 2015, 5:50 PM
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