Wayne Presley - Inducted in 1999
Wayne Presley is probably the best – and certainly the best known – hockey player to come from the Taylor Hockey Association.
After an outstanding amateur career, which included a national championship for 15- and 16-year-olds in 1980, he excelled as a professional hockey player, starting in 1983, when he was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, and concluding in 1998, when he retired after his second season with the Detroit Vipers of the International Hockey League.
Presley played for NHL teams in Chicago, San Jose, Buffalo, New York and Toronto in a 684-game career that spanned from 1984 to 1995. He shares the NHL single-season and single-series playoff records for most shorthanded goals (3). He was a member of the Turner Cup champion Vipers in 1997.