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2003 NHL Draft result - June 21 NHL History

June 21: This Day in NHL History

June 21 NHL History 1999: The NHL announces some major changes to regular-season overtime. Under the new rules, each team will get a point in the...
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...
Jacques Plante September 13 NHL history

September 13: This Day in NHL History

September 13 NHL History 1926: Emile Francis, who follows a long playing career as a goaltender with a longer one as an NHL coach and executive,...
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...
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 October 1 1999

October 1: This Day in NHL History

October 1 NHL History 1960: New York Rangers forward Andy Hebenton scores the first shorthanded, game-winning goal in the history of the NHL All-Star Game. The goal gives...
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"...
Mike Bossy

March 3 This day in NHL Hockey History

1875 - The earliest recorded ice hockey game was played, with McGill University going against the Victoria skating club, at the Victoria Rink in...