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The American Hockey League has a history virtually unmatched outside of major-league sports, and is proud to be represented by more than 100 alumni who are honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. The creation of an AHL Hall of Fame in 2006 allowed the league to recognize, honor and celebrate individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions specifically in the AHL.
Each class of inductees is officially enshrined during the league's annual All-Star festivities.
The 2013 ceremony was held January 28 in Providence, R.I.
The first class of inductees honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions in the American Hockey League were Johnny Bower, the winningest goaltender ever in the AHL; Willie Marshall, Fred Glover and Jody Gage, the top three scorers in American Hockey League history; Frank Mathers, all-star defenseman and long-time coach, general manager and president of the Hershey Bears; Eddie Shore, architect of the storied Springfield Indians franchise; and Jack Butterfield, successful general manager and the AHL’s longest-serving president (1966-94).
In a unique effort to make the rich tradition of the AHL available to the widest possible audience, the AHL Hall of Fame is housed on-line at www.ahlhalloffame.com and is accessible to fans worldwide with the click of a mouse as a member of the AHL Internet Network. The Network also includes theahl.com and all 30 official team sites, and hosts more than 250 million page views each year.