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Wayne Gretzky

March 23: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: March 23 1918: Alf Skinner of the Toronto Arenas scores three goals for the first hat trick by an NHL player...
Jean Beliveau 1965 Conn Smythe winner

May 1: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 1 1965: Jean Beliveau becomes the first winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player...
Wayne Gretzky traded February 27 NHL History

February 27: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 27 NHL History 1918: The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens play the first neutral site game in NHL history. Frank Nighbor scores twice in the first period...
Tyler Seguin July 4 NHL History

July 4: This Day in NHL History

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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...
Jari Kurri - May 30 NHL History

May 30: This Day in NHL History

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May 30 NHL History 1985: The Edmonton Oilers roll to their second Stanley Cup championship by defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 8-3 in Game 5 of...
Wayne Gretzky December 17 NHL Histroy

December 17: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 17 NHL History 1924: The NHL has the first 0-0 tie in its eight-year history. Goaltenders Jake Forbes of the Hamilton Tigers and Alec Connell of the...
Gordie Howe October 16 NHL History

October 16: This Day in NHL History

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October 16 NHL History 1946: Gordie Howe makes an instant impact in his first NHL game. The 18-year-old scores a goal and gets into two fights during the...
Bobby Orr June 12 NHL History

June 12: This Day in NHL History

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June 12 NHL History 1958: The Red Wings name Gordie Howe, 30, as their new captain. Howe serves as captain for the next four seasons before he's...

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