The Hockey Hall of Fame Induction celebration took place this past weekend on November 13, in Toronto. Theo participated in commemorating the 2011 Hockey’s New Legends, Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour, Mark Howe and Joe Nieuwendyk.
As part of the celebration, the annual Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic Hockey Game kicked off with houred members Borje Salming and Ray Bourque as captains of each team taking to the ice with an unrivaled cast of hockey legends, including the new inductees Belfour, Gilmour, Howe and Nieuwendyk. It was a great game as Theo played along side his former teammates and other hockey legends.
“We’re pretty fortunate guys to be able to do what we do and you know the only reason we have jobs is because people show up and pay the ticket prices. I think it’s absolutely important and imperative that not only when you leave the game, but when you’re playing the game too, that you let the fans know a bit more about you and give yourself a little bit more because there are lots of people out there that need help.” – Theo Fleury
While the players put on a great show for everyone who came out, proceeds from the event went towards a great cause, helping out Shoot For A Cure; a hockey-focused campaign that raise funds for spinal cord research, to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries in hockey and to promote prevention of hockey-related spinal cord injuries through the Play it Cool ™ prevention program. Other proceeds from the game went towards stopconcussions.com, an online concussion/neurotrauma educational and awareness hub for all sports used to address the growing trend of concussions in sports.