For a limited-time, the Honda NHL Zone, is home to the NHL Centennial Exhibit, an immersive tribute to 100 years of NHL hockey. Items on display in this expansive exhibition include the stick used by Wayne Gretzky to score his NHL single-season record 92nd goal in 1982, the gloves worn by Sidney Crosby to capture the 2009 Stanley Cup, the stick used by Jean Beliveau to record his final career goal in 1971, Gordie Howe's 700th goal puck from 1968 , the jersey worn by Mario Lemieux in the 1992 Stanley Cup Final, Bobby Orr's infamous knee brace, Jacques Plante's iconic goalie mask and Maurice "Rocket" Richard's Order of Canada.
Plus, on display for the first time in the last quarter century, is the original Minute Book of the National Hockey League - the only behind-the-scenes account of hockey's forefathers and their task in shaping the NHL from its inception in 1917.
Two nine-foot tall "sentry" statues of Cyclone Taylor and Ken Dryden stand guard at the entrance to 'NHL Legends' a section of the zone in which the NHL's 100 Greatest Players, as selected by an NHL-appointed panel, are featured through treasured artifacts and video vignettes.
'NHL Today' showcases the stars and highlights of today's NHL. This exhibit devotes a showcase to each of the NHL's four divisions as well as the league's annual Hockey Hall of Fame game. On display are a range of artifacts which help capture the story-lines, moments and players that are shaping the current game. Whether an event occurred a century past or a week ago, it provides a continuing thread in hockey history's rich fabric.
'NHL Retro' presents franchise histories, including the defunct franchises like the Kansas City Scouts, Brooklyn Americans and Hamilton Tigers to name but a few. Also on display are some of the most memorable fashion statements made throughout the years.
'Stanley Cup Championship Ring Display' features not only the 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 championship rings, but also the first ring ever presented in 1893 to the Montreal AAA along with rings from the Black Hawks (1961), Flames (1989) and Penguins (1991).
In November of 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Member Jim Devellano donated all 14 of his championship rings. Included in the donation were seven Stanley Cup rings (1980, 1981, 1982 with the New York Islanders and 1997, 1998, 2002, & 2008 with the Detroit Red Wings), four AHL Calder cup ring, two CHL Adams Cup rings and one ECHL Riley Cup ring. The entire collection is currently on display and is truly a remarkable depiction of a championship pedigree.
'NHL Milestones' highlights many of the records existing proudly within the NHL record book:
- Sittler's ten-point game,
- Mosienko's three goals in 21 seconds
- Gretzky's all-time goal-scoring and point totals plus so many more.
Located adjacent to and unveiled in conjunction with the Honda NHL Zone is an exhibit entitled Via Rail Stanley Cup Dynasties. This display includes reverent displays to the rosters of nine franchises which lorded over the NHL for extended periods of time, giving these clubs the singular honour of being considered "Dynasties".
PHATS / SPHEM Wall of Honour
The Honda NHL Zone also includes a tribute to members of the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society (PHATS) and the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers (SPHEM) who have been honoured by their peers for their outstanding contribution and service.
During the annual Hall of Fame Dinner, one member of PHATS/SPHEM is honoured by his peers for his contribution and service by being inducted into the PHATS/SPHEM Wall of Honour, located outside the Montreal Canadiens' dressing room.
Click here for more information and a list of honourees