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Eric Lindros July 6 NHL history

July 6: This Day in NHL History

July 6 NHL History Two members of the Hockey Hall of Fame share this birth date. 1930: George Armstrong, captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs' four Stanley...
Bobby Orr September 3 NHL History

September 3: This Day in NHL History

September 3 NHL History 1966: The NHL begins a new era when 18-year-old defenseman Bobby Orr signs a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins. The Bruins, who haven't qualified...
Roger Neilson July 25 NHL History

July 25: This Day in NHL History

July 25 NHL History 1975: Evgeni Nabokov, who holds many of the San Jose Sharks' goaltending records, is born in Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, then a part...
Curtis Joseph July 15 NHL History

July 15: This Day in NHL History

July 15 NHL History 1994: Thirty-one days after coaching the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years, Mike Keenan quits...
Manon Rheaume September 23 NHL History

September 23: This Day in NHL History

September 23 NHL History 1991: Forward Mike Bossy and defenseman Denis Potvin, two cornerstones of the New York Islanders' dynasty of the early 1980s, are among five men inducted...
Theo Fleury February 10 NHL History

February 10: This Day in NHL History

Feb. 10 NHL History 1942: The Boston Bruins' "Kraut Line" of Milt Schmidt, Bobby Bauer and Woody Dumart combines for 11 points an 8-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens...
Bobby Hull January 3 NHL History

January 3: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 3 NHL History 1929: Defenseman Eddie Shore of the Boston Bruins drives through a blizzard to get from Boston to Montreal. He arrives in time for the...
Mike Bossy

April 1: This Date in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 1 1919: The fifth and deciding game of the Stanley Cup Final between the Montreal Canadiens and Seattle Metropolitans...