Stompin' Tom Connors remains a Canadian icon, a true patriot, and a musical ambassador for our great nation. His contributions to Canadian culture, patriotism, and international goodwill on behalf of Canada are of great significance to Canadians at home and abroad.
Stompin' Tom made a tremendous off-ice contribution to the sport of Hockey by means of his famous composition "The Hockey Song". As such, he meets the criteria defined by the procedures for induction/selection into the Hockey Hall of Fame under the "Builder" category. It is important that Stompin' Tom Connors be publicly memorialized in this manner so that his association with, and contribution to, hockey be remembered for generations to come.