AHL Hall of Fame Adds Four for 2012 Class

Today the American Hockey League announced that four former players have been named to the Hall of Fame Class of 2012.

The inductees are: Joe Crozier, Jack Gordon, John Stevens and Zellio Toppazzini.

“These four individuals enjoyed significant careers and are legendary figures in the rich history of the American Hockey League,” said David Andrews, AHL President and Chief Executive Officer.” The AHL Board of Governors is pleased to support the selection committee’s recommendation for their induction into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame.”

Certainly this is an impressive list of inductees, though I am only familiar with John Stevens’ career both as a coach and player.  The addition of these four members brings the AHL Hall of Fame list to 30 in total.

Though Milwaukee has only existed as an AHL franchise since 2001, I am curious to think about which former or current Admirals might eventually belong on this list.  My two initial Milwaukee inductees would be Tony Hrkac and Darren Haydar.

So Roundtable, What do think? Which former or current Admirals would you select for the AHL Hall of Fame and why?

3 thoughts on “AHL Hall of Fame Adds Four for 2012 Class”

  1. compared to the long history of the AHL, I’m sure there are plenty of guys that deserve it long before Darren or Tony make the list.

  2. Hrkac played in 2 full and 4 partial seasons for three different AHL teams, scoring 46 goals. He had 12 goals in 20 games for Halifax in 1990-91. He came back to the AHL in 2003-04 with Milwaukee and led them to the Calder Cup. He won a Hobey Baker in college and a Stanley Cup in Dallas. He scored 132 goals in 758 NHL games. He was a winner at every level that he played.

    Haydar is in his 10th AHL season. He scored 1 NHL goal in 23 games. I guess it depends on the selection criteria. Darren has much better AHL stats. He won a Calder Cup in Milwaukee in 2004 and one in Chicago in 2008 and lost in the finals in 2006 in Milwaukee. Tony has better career stats.

    Curtis Murphy was on the Milwaukee squad in 2004 and with Houston in 2003 in his five AHL seasons. He also won the Turner Cup with Orlando in the last year of the IHL in 2001.

    Brandon Segal also has good AHL stats in 9 AHL seasons. He was on both the 2004 and 2006 Admirals teams. He only made the AHL playoffs with Milwaukee.

  3. Darren Haydar? He will get in shortly after he retires…however long he needs to wait until he is eligible.

    39 straight games with a point. 27th all time in points…and still going. 37th all time in goals, 23rd all time in assists.

    AHL playoff leader in goals, assists, and (naturally) points.

    Yeah. I think they’ll make room for him.

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