2006 Hockey Hall of Fame: Harley Hotchkiss


Harley Hotchkiss was part of the group that moved the Flames to Calgary
from Atlanta, but his hockey influence goes beyond his team.

After serving in World War II, Hotchkiss (born in 1927) played hockey for Michigan State while pursuing his degree. he went on to become a successful entrepreneur by building oil, gas, real estate and agricultural enterprises.

Hotchkiss was part of the group that purchased the Flames in 1980 and moved the organization to Calgary from Atlanta. He overseed construction of the Pengrowth Saddledome, which was used by the Flames and also built for the 1988 Winter Olympics.

His dedication to the team paid off in 1989, when the Flames beat the Canadiens to win the Stanley Cup.

While he is still a part owner of the team, Hotckiss is also the chairman of the NHL's Board of Governors and he sits on the board of the Hockey Hall of Fame.