Steve Freeman

2016 Inductee
Steve Freeman was born and raised in New Brighton, Minn., where he played his youth hockey, followed by high school hockey at tradition-rich Irondale High School.  Following graduation, Freeman went on to play junior hockey with the Minneapolis Junior Bruins, and then on to UW-Stevens Point for college hockey.

Bill McCoshen

2016 Inductee
Bill McCoshen was born and raised in Superior.  He played youth hockey for the Superior Amateur Hockey Association, and was a starting defenseman for three years for the Superior Senior High School Spartan hockey team.  Each of those three years resulted in Superior competing in the WIAA High School Hockey Championship Game, ...

Tim Coghlin

2017 Inductee
Tim Coghlin is a native of Summerland, British Columbia.  Prior to coming to the United States, he played junior hockey with Penticton of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League.  ...

John Kennedy

2017 Inductee
John Kennedy was born in Red Lake, Ontario, Canada, and was raised in Milwaukee, where he played his youth hockey for Milwaukee SHAW, when the SHAW program was in its early, formative years....
  • Bob Johnson - 1987
Bob Johnson was named coach of the Calgary Flames on June 2, 1982 after an outstanding coaching career at the collegiate and International levels in the United States.
Johnson's career began in 1956 at Warroad, MN high school, then college at Colorado in 1963. In 1964 and 1965 Bob was named Coach of the Year while at Colorado College. In 1967, Johnson was named coach at the University of Wisconsin where he guided the Badgers to three national titles and a record of 367 wins, 175 losses' and 23 ties. In 1977 "Badger Bob" was named NCAA Coach-of-the Year. He coached the U.S. National teams to the World Championship in 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1981 and guided the 1976 U.S. Olympic team at Innsbruck.

Johnson also coached Team USA to a second place finish in Canada Cup '84. He served as assistant coach in the 1981 Canada Cup tournament.

Now, with the title of Head Coach of the Calgary Flames since 1982, Johnson has the longest tenure of any Flames coach. He also is the winningest coach in the fifteen year history of the Flames franchise with a 193-155-52 record. After only four seasons in the NHL, coach Bob Johnson directed the Flames to their first Stanley Cup finals. He has guided them to the play-offs in all five seasons with his record 25-26.

Although he played some minor professional baseball, hockey is Johnson's number one love. He spends much of the off-season conducting hockey schools in the United States. He coached his son Mark to win him Player-of-the-Year honors in 1979, then watched him win a gold medal at the 1980 Olympics.

The Johnson's are a hockey family. Bob's wife, Martha, follows the Flames religiously. Mark now plays for the New Jersey Devils, while another son, Peter, is an assistant coach at Cornell University.