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1972 Summit Series September 22 NHL history

September 22: This Day in NHL History

September 22 NHL History 1934: The Ottawa Senators move to St. Louis and are renamed the Eagles. The relocated franchise goes 11-31-6 in its only season...
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...
Mario Lemieux

March 18: This Day in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 18 1892: Canada's sixth Governor General, Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, proposes the creation of what will become the Stanley...
Chris Pronger Brendan Shanahan July 27 NHL History

July 27: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: July 27 1879: Jack Laviolette, the first captain and coach of the Montreal Canadiens, is born. Laviolette grows up in Valleyfield, Quebec, and...
Scotty Bowman November 24 NHL History

November 24: This Day in NHL History

November 24 NHL History 1926: The Detroit Cougars (later renamed the Red Wings) get the first win in franchise history by defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0...
Phil Kessel September 18 NHL history

September 18: This Day in NHL History

September 18 NHL History 1933: Scotty Bowman, the most successful coach in NHL history, is born in Montreal. After an injury ends his hopes of becoming an...
Ted Kennedy September 10 NHL History

September 10: This Day in NHL History

September 10 NHL History 1943: The Toronto Maple Leafs obtain the rights to 17-year-old center Ted Kennedy from the Montreal Canadiens for the rights to defenseman...
Sidney Crosby July 30 NHL history

July 30: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: July 30 1973: Markus Naslund, a three-time First Team NHL All-Star, is born in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. The Penguins take Naslund at No....