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Mark Messier July 28 NHL History

July 28: This Day in NHL History

July 28 NHL History 1984: Forward Zach Parise is born in Minneapolis. The son of longtime NHL forward J.P. Parise plays for his father at Shattuck-St. Mary's School...
Claude Lemieux

April 29: This Day in NHL Hockey History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 29 1959: The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers begin a 23-game, 26-day exhibition tour of Europe, playing games...
Mark Messier December 15 NHL history

December 15: This Day in NHL History

Dec. 15 NHL History 1925: The NHL makes its debut in the Big Apple when the first-year New York Americans play their first home game at...
Howie Morenz September 21 NHL History

September 21: This Day in NHL History

1902: Howie Morenz, the most electrifying NHL player of his era, is born in Mitchell, Ontario. Morenz, a speedy forward, becomes known as "the Stratford Streak"...
Gordie Howe and Jean Beliveau August 24 NHL History

August 24: This Day in NHL History

August 24 NHL History 1972: The Hockey Hall of Fame inducts perhaps its most star-studded class yet, even waiving its mandatory three-year waiting period for two...
Mud Bruneteau

March 24: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 24 1936: Mud Bruneteau scores at 16:30 of the sixth overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0...
May 15 NHL History - The Phil Esposito trade

May 15: This Day in NHL History

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 15 1926: The NHL adds a second team in New York when a franchise is granted to Madison Square Garden...
Vincent Damphousse January 19 NHL History

January 19: This Day in NHL History

Jan. 19 NHL History 1971: Gordie Howe appears in a record 14th consecutive All-Star Game, surpassing the mark set by Maurice Richard. It's Howe's 22nd appearance in...