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Former Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla speaks to the media following the team's announcement of trading him to the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Calgary, Alta., on March 28, 2013. He is part of the 2020 class, announced in June.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

The Hockey Hall of Fame has postponed its 2020 induction ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place Nov. 16 in Toronto.

The 2020 class of forward Jarome Iginla, winger Marian Hossa, defencemen Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson, Canadian women’s goaltender Kim St. Pierre and long-time general manager Ken Holland was announced by the Hockey Hall of Fame in June.

In a release Monday, the Hall said rescheduling plans for the induction celebration will be addressed at its board of directors meeting on Oct. 29.

Hockey Hall of Fame chairman Lanny McDonald said the most likely scenario is to postpone the ceremony to November, 2021, either by waiving the 2021 election or combining the 2020 and 2021 classes.

McDonald said the Hall has ruled out a virtual induction ceremony. The Canadian Press

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