NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, pioneering black player Willie O’Ree and Martin Brodeur, the league’s leader in wins among goaltenders, top the latest class for the Hockey Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday.

Bettman has been commissioner since 1993, during which time the NHL has expanded its footprint across North America and increased from 24 to 31 teams. During Bettman’s tenure, the league has gone from a $437 million business to one with almost $5 billion in revenue.

Along with Bettman and O’Ree in the builder category, forward Martin St. Louis, four-time gold-medal-winning Canadian women’s national team star Jayna Hefford and Russian Alexander Yakushev were part of the six-person class of 2018 that will be inducted Nov. 12 in Toronto.

O’Ree was the first black player in the NHL but he will be the third inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining Edmonton Oilers goalie Grant Fuhr and Canadian women’s national team captain Angela James.

O’Ree, a native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, made his NHL debut in 1958 as a call-up for the Boston Bruins. The winger put up four goals and 10 assists in 45 NHL games during the 1957-58 and 1960-61 seasons despite being 95 percent blind in his right eye.

“This honor is long overdue as Willie has been a tremendous figure in our game both on and off the ice for over 60 years,” Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs said. “We are lucky to have been able to call Willie a Bruin when he made his debut in 1958 and we could not be happier for him to finally receive the recognition he so greatly deserves.”

Eric Zweig, hockey historian and author of “Stanley Cup: 120 Years of Hockey Supremacy” and “Glory Days: Hockey in the 1950s and ’60s,” said O’Ree played well for years in the Western Hockey League with Los Angeles and San Diego but didn’t get an opportunity with the Kings.

“Some of this, of course, may be due to the fact that he was blind in one eye – though I don’t know how many people were ever aware of that when he was playing,” Zweig said.

Now 82, O’Ree works for the NHL as diversity ambassador in the league’s “Hockey is for Everyone” initiative.” Sixty years after he broke the league’s color barrier, there are now about two dozen black players currently on NHL rosters.

“This honor would not be possible if I had not rejoined the league in 1996,” O’Ree said. “I was given a second wind to give back to the game.”

PENGUINS: Pittsburgh re-signed forward Bryan Rust to a four-year deal that runs through the 2021-22 campaign.

Rust, 26, set career highs in assists (25) and points (38) while playing in 69 games for the Penguins this season and added three goals in 12 playoff games.

LIGHTNING: Tampa Bay re-signed forward J.T. Miller to a five-year contract worth $26.25 million.

Miller will count $5.5 million against the salary cap through 2022-23.

Acquired from the New York Rangers at the trade deadline, Miller put up 18 points in 19 regular-season games with Tampa Bay and then another eight in 17 playoff games. The 25-year-old Miller has 82 goals and 108 assist in 360 NHL games.