The inductions will take place during a Jan. 29 luncheon in Toronto as part of the league's annual all-star gathering. "All four inductees established standards of excellence during their AHL careers that have helped define our league's great history, and we are honoured to have them join our Hall of Fame," said league president David Andrews.
The AHL Hall of Fame is housed on-line at www.ahlhalloffame.com. The league is in its 71st season of play.
Cook was born in Kingston, Ont., and died at age 84 in 1988. Following an NHL playing career that earned him a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame, Cook became a successful coach in the AHL.
Gamble, born in Moncton in 1928, had NHL stints with Montreal - he was on the Canadiens' championship 1952-53 club - and Chicago before becoming a prolific scorer in 13 AHL seasons with Buffalo and Rochester.
Mayer, born in Ottawa in 1930 and a Memorial Cup goalie in 1949 with the junior team from Barrie, Ont., was a workhorse between the pipes despite his small size. He was only five-foot-six and 135 pounds and his nickname was The Needle.
Nykoluk, born in Toronto in 1934, was a talented playmaker and one of the most productive point-getters in AHL history. He went on to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1981 to 1984.