The Hockey Hall of Fame is the highest individual honor a hockey player can attain. It means that after their career is over, they were among the best to ever lace up a pair of skates and play the game.
The Hall of Fame selection committee will be announcing the Class of 2012 on Tuesday, June 26.
Last year's class included Mark Howe, Doug Gilmour, Ed Belfour and Joe Nieuwendyk.
There are many worthy retired greats the committee will be weighing to be part of this year's class. At most, four former players will be added to the list of hockey immortals.
Here is a look at the players most likely to join Howe, Gretzky, Orr and the rest of the greats in the HHOF in Toronto in order of the likelihood of their election this year.