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Martin St. Louis July 31 NHL History

July 31: This Day in NHL History

July 31 NHL History 1913: Forward Bryan Hextall Sr. is born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan. Hextall plays nine full seasons (plus three games each in 1936-37 and...
Tyler Bozak NHL Trade Rumors

NHL Trade Rumors: Jaromir Jagr, Tyler Bozak, Vegas Golden Knights

Where will Jaromir Jagr sign? The Hockey News: Jared Clinton thinks Jaromir Jagr will sign where less is expected of him, suggesting the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vegas...
Wayne Gretzky

March 4 This Day in NHL Hockey History

NHL History for March 4th highlighted by greats Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy, Terry Sawchuk, Ron Francis and Guy Lafleur. 1931 - American coaching legend "Badger"...
Wayne Gretzky traded to the LA Kings

August 9: This Day in NHL History

August 9 NHL History 1964: Brett Hull, one of the greatest goal-scorers in NHL history, is born in Belleville, Ontario. The son of Hockey Hall of...
Jarome Iginla July 8 NHL History

July 8: This Day in NHL History

July 8 NHL History 1992: The Detroit Red Wings sign Gordie Howe's son, 37-year-old free agent defenseman Mark Howe. He spends the final three seasons...
Wayne Gretzky

April 12: This Day in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 12 There's something about this date that seems to bring out the best in Wayne Gretzky. 1987: The Great One...
Wayne Gretzky traded February 27 NHL History

February 27: This Day in NHL History

Feb. 27 NHL History 1918: The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens play the first neutral site game in NHL history. Frank Nighbor scores twice in the first period...
Dominik Hasek Buffalo Sabres

April 10: This Day in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 10 1934: The Chicago Blackhawks, in their eighth NHL season, win the Stanley Cup for the first time by...