The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is dedicated to the history of ice hockey, and is both a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. First Hall of Fame was opened in 1943 in Kingston by James Thomas Sutherland.
On August 28, 1961 NHL Hockey Hall of Fame was opened in Toronto.
There are only five Russian (Soviet) hockey players and one coach in the Hall of Fame.