Knights Announce Don Brankley London Knights Hall of Fame Class of 2021

London Knights

London, ON – The London Knights are proud to announce the Don Brankley London Knights Hall of Fame Class of 2021.

The 2021 Class includes Darryl Edestrand (1965-66), Pat Riggin (1975-78), Dave Simpson (1977-82), Tom Kostopoulos (1996-99), Danny Syvret (2001-05) and Bill Long in the builder category.

“The pandemic has changed a lot of things, but our rich history and long list of successful alumni on and off the ice will always be apart of the London Knights” says Mark Hunter, London Knights General Manager. “We are thrilled as an organization to continue on this great tradition and recognize six men who have made outstanding contributions to the London Knights.”

“Darryl, Pat, Dave, Tom, Danny and Bill represented the London Knights well and in Darryl’s case the London Nationals in London’s first ever Jr. A season as team captain” says Rick Doyle, London Knights Alumni Foundation President. “We are proud to announce along with the London Knights Hockey Club six outstanding alumni who will be inducted alongside other Knights greats and Don Brankley in this special way.”

A traditional in-game ceremony honouring the inductees will take place at a later date.

The Inductees

Darryl Edestrand


45 Games | 4 Goals | 20 Assists | 24 Points

Pat Riggin


115 Games | 6460 Minutes | 3.37 Goals Against Average

Dave Simpson


204 Games | 130 Goals | 189 Assists | 319 Points

Tom Kostopoloulos


196 Games | 64 Goals | 98 Assists | 162 Points

Danny Syvret


199 Games | 34 Goals | 88 Assists | 122 Points

Bill Long


About the Don Brankley London Knights Hall of Fame

Named after the London Knights’ long-time trainer, the Don Brankley Hall of Fame was established in 2019 and honours outstanding alumni for their career accolades during their time with the London Knights.

The Don Brankley London Knights Hall of Fame is located between sections 309 and 310 at Budweiser Gardens. The London Knights Hockey Club and the London Knights Alumni Foundation work in collaboration to determine inductees on a year-to-year basis.

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