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Joe Sakic October 27 NHL History

October 27: This Day in NHL History

October 27 NHL History 1963: Gordie Howe scores his 544th NHL goal during the Detroit Red Wings' 6-4 loss to the visiting Montreal Canadiens. The power-play goal midway through...
Dave Andreychuk June 7 NHL History

June 7: This Day in NHL History

June 7 NHL History 1976: Denis Potvin of the New York Islanders breaks Bobby Orr's eight-year lock on the Norris Trophy when he's named the...
Toe Blake August 21 NHL History

August 21: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 21 1912: Toe Blake, who plays or coaches 11 Stanley Cup-winning teams on the way to earning induction into the Hockey...
Dick Irvin July 19 NHL History

July 19: This Day in NHL History

July 19 NHL History 1892: Hockey Hall of Fame coach Dick Irvin is born in Hamilton, Ontario. Irvin plays 94 games during three NHL seasons, but he...
Doug Harvey August 23 NHL History

August 23: This Day in NHL History

August 23 NHL History 1962: Glenn Healy is born in Pickering, Ontario. Healy spends 15 seasons in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders,...
Guy Lafleur Marcel Dionne October 21 NHL history

October 21: This Day in NHL History

October 21 NHL History 1954: Red Kelly becomes the second defenseman in Detroit Red Wings history to score three goals in a game. His first NHL hat...
Rick Nash July 24 NHL History

July 23: This Day in NHL History

July 23 NHL History 1898: Red Dutton, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Russell, Manitoba. Dutton becomes the second president of...
Mats Sundin June 17 NHL History

June 17: This Day in NHL History

June 17 NHL History 1989: The Quebec Nordiques begin the NHL Draft in Bloomington, Minnesota, by selecting Swedish center Mats Sundin; he's the first European...