Jimmy Devellano: Finally, a Hall of Famer!

Posted: 23rd June 2010 by Greg Eno in NHL
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He’d never do it, but Jimmy Devellano should have burst into the NHL’s offices in New York City and cried out, “What does a guy have to do to get into the Hall of Fame around here?!” And he should have done it 10 years ago. At least. They finally granted Jimmy D. Hall of Fame status yesterday. Thank goodness they’re not doing it posthumously because I was beginning to wonder. Red Wings Executive Vice President Devellano, 67, will be enshrined next year. Seems the last ones to know he’s a Hall of Famer were the only ones who mattered, sadly. Isn’t it always that way? Devellano took the road less traveled to get here. He didn’t play the game. He didn’t coach it. He just happened to know all about it. He was the Howard Cosell of hockey. Ji ...

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