Bossy, Flutie named to Canada's SHOF

Doug Flutie

Doug Flutie

5/8/2007 4:27:58 PM

Mike Bossy and Doug Flutie headline the list of 2007 inductees to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

The list of inductees also includes the first female ice hockey player and first non-Canadian to be named to the Hall - Cassie Campbell and Doug Flutie. Daniel Igali, Beckie Scott and Larry Walker round out the selections in the athletes category. Sport pioneers Sam Jacks and Dr. Robert Steadward will be inducted into the builders category.

Bossy was considered one of the NHL's top sharp-shooters, scoring 50 or more goals a record nine consecutive seasons with the New York Islanders. The former rookie of the year and Lady Byng Trophy winner is also one of the few players to have scored more than 60 goals on five separate occasions.

Campbell was a member of Canada's national women's hockey team from 1994 to 2006, helping to pioneer the growth of the sport in Canada. She was the captain of the national team from 2002 until her retirement in 2006 following Canada's second straight Olympic gold medal. She becomes the first women's ice hockey player to be honoured by the Hall.

Flutie was named the CFL's Outstanding Player six times, captuing three Grey Cup championships in his career with Calgary, B.C. and Toronto. In 2006, he was named the greatest player in CFL history by an independent panel as part of TSN's Top 50 CFL Players. He becomes the first non-Canadian to be inducted into the Hall.


Igali left his native Nigeria due to political unrest in 1994 and six years later, stood atop the medal podium at the 2000 Summer Olympics after capturing gold in wrestling for Canada.

Scott became the first North American woman to win an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics. The bronze medal she won was eventually upgraded to gold after two other athletes tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. She has been one of the more outspoken athletes in the battle against drugs in sports and is currently a member of WADA - the World Anti-Doping Agency - and a member of the IOC's athletes commission.

Larry Walker was a non-drafted free agent when he signed with the Montreal Expos in 1984. He would go on to become one of baseball's premiere players, winning the National League MVP award in 1997 with the Colorado Rockies. He was also named the Lou Marsh Trophy recipient as Canada's top athlete in 1998.

Jacks invented the sport of ringette and floor hockey while Steadward is being recognized for his efforts in the growth of sport for the disabled.

The addition of these six athletes and two builders brings the total of honoured Members in Canada's Sports Hall of Fame to 489.

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