The Hockey Hall of Fame is keeping with tradition by voting on the next class of inductees at the end of June, but like everything else since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, things will be a little bit different.

The panel of 18 voters will meet virtually on June 23 and 24 to elect the Class of 2020, using a secure online ballot for the first time to maintain the high level of secrecy that the Hall of Fame is known for.

“The deliberations have a fluidity to them anyway… and it becomes even more different when you hold them virtually,” Jeff Denomme, the Hall’s president and CEO, told The Athletic. “For one thing, we don’t know how long these meetings will last. It’s always more conducive to hold them in person, so this is a first, and we’ll see how it goes.”

The voters can elect four male players and two female players, plus two builders or one builder and a referee. Before the voting takes place, here are six candidates the panel should consider.

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