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Wayne Gretzky Decmber 29 NHL History

December 29: This Day in NHL History

Dec. 29 NHL History Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scores two memorable goals exactly 10 years apart. 1945: Richard scores twice, giving him 100 goals in 145...
Tyler Seguin July 4 NHL History

July 4: This Day in NHL History

July 4 NHL History 1994: In a trade involving two defensemen and future members of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the St. Louis Blues acquire...
Michel Larocque November 5 NHL History

November 5: This Day in NHL History

November 5 NHL History 1936: Two future Hockey Hall of Famers make their NHL debuts for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Center Syl Apps and goaltender Turk...
Luc Robitaille July 24 NHL History

July 24: This Day in NHL History

July 24 NHL History 1975: Forward Jamie Langenbrunner, a Stanley Cup winner with the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils, is born in Cloquet, Minnesota. Langenbrunner,...
Montreal Canadiens June 5 NHL History

June 5: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 5 1963: The NHL holds its first amateur draft at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. The six teams select...
New York Islanders 1975

April 26: This Day in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 26 1975: The New York Islanders become the second team in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to...
Boston Bruins 1972 - February 23 NHL History

February 23: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 23 1952: Elmer Lach of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the NHL all-time scoring leader. Lach gets four points (goal, three assists) in a 7-0...
Montreal Canadiens 1960

April 14: This Day in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 14 1928: The New York Rangers, playing their second season in the NHL, win the Stanley Cup with a...