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Bryan Trottier December 23 NHL History

December 23: This Day in NHL History

Dec. 23 NHL History 1933: Howie Morenz of the Montreal Canadiens scores his 249th NHL goal in a 3-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings at the Forum...
September 25 NHL History

September 25: This Day in NHL History

September 25 NHL History 1926: The NHL officially approves franchises in Chicago and Detroit for the 1926-27 season. Along with a second franchise awarded earlier to...
May 13 NHL History

May 13: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 13 1975: The defending champion Philadelphia Flyers earn a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final by defeating the...
Wayne Gretzky December 5 NHL History

December 5: This Day in NHL History

December 5 NHL History 1939: Eddie Shore plays his final game as a member of the Boston Bruins and scores the winning goal in a 2-1 victory against the...
Eddie Shore August 20 NHL History

August 20: This Day in NHL History

August 20 NHL History 1926: The Boston Bruins purchase 24-year-old defenseman Eddie Shore from the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Hockey League. After the Bruins miss the Stanley Cup...
Rod Gilbert August 1 NHL History

August 1: This Day in NHL History

August 1 NHL History 1947: Syl Apps Jr., son of Hockey Hall of Fame member Syl Apps, is born in Toronto. Though the center follows in...
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...
Toronto Maple Leafs 1949

April 16: This Date in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY, APRIL 16: 1949: The Toronto Maple Leafs become the NHL's first modern-era dynasty. Toronto wins the Stanley Cup for the third...