Hockey Hall of Fame vote: Members of 2013 class to be announced Tuesday

Bruce Bennett

The Hockey Hall of Fame will announce the members of the 2013 class on Tuesday. A maximum of four players can be elected. The final results are expected to be announced at 3 p.m. ET.

The Hockey Hall of Fame will be announcing the members of the 2013 class on Tuesday afternoon. Eligible candidates will be voted upon by an 18-member selection committee that meets in Toronto to debate an individual's merit as a potential member of hockey's most exclusive club.

A maximum of four players are permitted to be enshrined in a given year. In order to achieve such a status, the candidate will need to appear on 75 percent of the selection committee members' ballots. The Hall of Fame guides voters to judge eligible players based upon ability, character, sportsmanship and contributions to their team(s), as well as the game as a whole. The vote is conducted via secret ballot, which allots a maximum of four votes (in the player category) per committee member.

The 18-member selection committee is made up of the following individuals, via the Hockey Hall of Fame's website:

* James Gregory, Co-Chair
* Pat Quinn, Co-Chair
* Scotty Bowman
* Brian Burke
* David Branch
* Colin Campbell
* John Davidson
* Eric Duhatschek
* Mike Emrick
* Michael Farber
* Marc de Foy
* Mike Gartner
* Anders Hedberg
* Igor Larionov
* Lanny McDonald
* Serge Savard
* Peter Stastny
* Bill Torrey

Notable candidates for the 2013 class include Brendan Shanahan, Chris Chelios, Curtis Joseph, Eric Lindros, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Tkachuk, Kevin Lowe and Scott Niedermayer.

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