National Hockey League History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 300 of 315

  • 1989-01-17 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach

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1989-01-21 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne
  • 1989-03-29 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
  • 1989-04-25 Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period

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1989-05-24 NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito

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1990-02-06 Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • 1990-12-06 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning

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1990-12-22 Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • 1991-01-25 Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)
  • 1991-02-05 LA King Dave Taylor becomes 29th NHler to score 1000 points

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1991-02-18 Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • 1991-03-19 St Louis Blues Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season
  • 1991-04-10 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal
  • 1991-04-14 Chic Blackhawks becomes 1st NHL regular season champion in 20 years to lose in 1st round of the playoffs (To Minn North Stars)
  • 1991-04-16 St Louis Blues becomes 8th NHL team in Play-off to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in game 7

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1991-05-03 Cam Neely is injured on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson, an injury that would limit him to only 162 games for the remainder of his NHL career and force him to retire at 31

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • 1991-06-13 NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)

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1991-06-22 Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 1991-06-24 NHL adopts instant-replay & tenth of second clock in final minute
  • 1991-09-27 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)

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1991-10-04 NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 1991-10-04 San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
  • 1991-10-09 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3

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1991-10-14 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 1991-10-17 Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)
  • 1991-11-08 Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal
  • 1991-12-20 NHL grants permanent membership to Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators
  • 1992-03-26 NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years
  • 1992-04-01 NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
  • 1992-04-10 NHL strike ends after 10 days
  • 1992-04-15 NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches most NHL games (1,438)
  • 1992-06-29 NHL decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers
  • 1992-09-23 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
  • 1992-10-07 Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)
  • 1992-10-08 Ottawa Senators 1st NHL game
  • 1992-12-10 NHL awards franchises to Mimai & Anaheim (for 1994-95)

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1993-01-12 NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 1993-03-01 New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
  • 1993-03-09 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • 1993-04-10 Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • 1993-09-18 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
  • 1993-10-13 Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
  • 1994-03-21 Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals
  • 1994-03-23 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored
  • 1994-04-24 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • 1994-04-27 7th longest NHL game: NJ Devils beat Buffalo Sabres (125 min 43 sec)
  • 1994-10-01 Beginning of the National Hockey League lockout
  • 1995-01-11 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike
  • 1995-01-13 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
  • 1995-01-20 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike

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1995-05-12 Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur
  • 1995-10-06 Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
  • 1995-10-18 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
  • 1995-10-21 Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
  • 1995-10-31 NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ
  • 1995-12-11 Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million
  • 1996-01-19 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
  • 1996-04-11 Detroit Red Wings become 2nd NHL team to win 60 games in a season
  • 1996-04-13 En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61
  • 1996-04-14 Detroit Red Wings win NHL record 62 games
  • 1996-07-01 NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes

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1997-02-02 Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman

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1997-05-30 Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 1997-06-17 NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000

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1997-06-21 35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • 1997-06-25 NHL approves franchises in Nash, Atlanta, Columbus, & Minn-St Paul
  • 1997-08-06 NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach
  • 1997-10-09 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
  • 1997-10-23 Les Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets buys NHL's Edmonton Oilers
  • 1997-12-14 Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals

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1997-12-23 Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1998-01-09 Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever
  • 1998-01-22 NHL's Minnesota franchise selects the nickname Wild

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1998-02-03 Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli

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1999-10-12 Pat LaFontaine formally retires from the NHL due to lingering concussion problems

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine

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2001-06-08 Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque

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2003-04-22 Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 2003-05-28 Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL
  • 2004-02-16 The Pittsburgh Penguins lose their 12th consecutive home game, a NHL record
  • 2004-09-15 NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 706

  • 1965-10-20 Mikhail Shtalenkov, Moscow Russia, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim)
  • 1965-11-08 Mike Peluso, Pengilly Canada, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1965-11-09 Todd Gill, Cardinal, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1965-11-25 Jeff Norton, Acton, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1965-12-17 Craig Berube, Calahoo, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)
  • 1965-12-25 Dmitri Mironov, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins, Anaheim)
  • 1966-01-07 Randy Burridge, Fort Erie, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1966-01-19 Sylvain Cote, Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1966-01-25 Paul Ranheim, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1966-01-25 Pavel Torgajev, Nizhnij Novgorod, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1966-01-28 Michal Pivonka, Kladno Cze, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1966-02-08 Kirk Muller, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1966-02-11 Alexander Semak, Ufa Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders)
  • 1966-02-14 Petr Svoboda, Most Cze, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Oly-gold-1998)
  • 1966-02-17 Luc Robitaille, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966-02-18 Kris King, Bracebridge, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1966-02-19 Peter Douris, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-02-22 Brent Severyn, Vegreville, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • 1966-02-23 John Druce, Peterborough, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, LA Kings)
  • 1966-03-07 Terry Carkner, Smiths Falls, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1966-03-14 Darcy Wakaluk, Pincher Creek, NHL goalie (Dallas Stars)
  • 1966-03-21 Al Iafrate, Dearborn Mich, NHL defenseman (San Jose Sharks)
  • 1966-03-22 Todd Ewen, Saskatoon, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1966-04-02 Andrei Kovalev, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98)
  • 1966-04-05 Brent Hughes, New Westminster Ca, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1966-04-18 Valeri Kamensky, Voskresensk Russia, NHL left wing (Avalanche, Oly-S-98)
  • 1966-04-30 Jeff Brown, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1966-05-05 Mike Stapleton, Sarnia, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1966-05-09 Mark Tinordi, Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1966-05-10 Mikael Andersson, Swedish NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1966-05-15 Paul Ysebaert, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1966-05-19 Marc Bureau, Trois Rivieres, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1966-05-23 Gary Roberts, North York, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1966-05-27 Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1966-06-04 Nick Kypreos, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-06-07 Stephane Richer, Ripon, NHL right wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1966-06-11 Scott Mellanby, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966-06-18 Doug Bodger, Chemainus BC, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, San Jose)
  • 1966-06-26 Kirk McLean, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-07-01 Shawn Burr, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), (d. 2013)
  • 1966-07-16 Jyrki Lumme, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Oly-B-98)
  • 1966-08-13 Shayne Corson, NHL forward (Team Canada Oly-1998, Montreal)
  • 1966-08-16 Ed Olczyk, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966-08-20 Steven Finn, Laval, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
  • 1966-09-09 Kevin Hatcher, NHL defenseman (Team USA, Dallas, Pitts), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1966-09-10 Joe Nieuwendyk, NHL forward (Dallas Stars, Team Canada 1998)
  • 1966-09-13 Igor Kravchuk, Russian NHL defenseman (Team Russia, St Louis), born in Ufa, Russia
  • 1966-09-22 Mike Richter, Abington PA, NHL goalie (NY Rangers, Team USA 1998)
  • 1966-09-29 Rudy Poeschek, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1966-10-05 Fredrik Olausson, Vaxsjo Swe, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1966-10-11 Shawn Chambers, Royal Oaks MI, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NJ Devils)
  • 1966-10-25 Wendel Clark, Kelvington, NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-10-27 Brad Lauer, Humboldt, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1966-10-28 Benoit Hogue, Repentigny, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
  • 1966-12-02 Kelly Buchberger, Langenburg, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1966-12-09 Dana Murzyn, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1966-12-12 Jim Sandlak, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1966-12-14 Bill Ranford, Brandon Man, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Boston)
  • 1966-12-19 Eric Weinrich, Roanoke, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1967-01-07 Guy Hebert, Troy, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98)
  • 1967-01-09 Dave Mcllwain, Seaforth, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1967-01-09 Jamie Huscroft, Creston, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1967-01-11 Ronnie Stern, St-Agathe, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1967-01-12 Ulf Dahlen, Ostersund SWE, NHL forward (Team Sweden, San Jose)
  • 1967-01-25 Randy Mckay, NHL right wing (NJ Devils), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967-01-27 Dave Manson, Prince Albert, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967-01-29 Sean Burke, Windsor, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1967-02-08 Yvon Corriveau, Ontario, NHL left wing (Wash Caps)
  • 1967-02-11 Derek King, Hamilton, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1967-02-14 Calle Johansson, Goteborg Swe, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1967-02-17 Gary Shuchuk, Edmonton, NHL center (LA Kings)
  • 1967-02-23 Gord Murphy, Willowdale, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1967-02-27 Dallas Eakins, Dade City, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967-02-27 Robert Kron, Brno Cze, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1967-03-08 Brent Fedyk, Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • 1967-03-11 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1967-03-17 Chris Luongo, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-04-03 Brent Gilchrist, Moose Jaw, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
  • 1967-04-10 Donald Dufresne, Rimouski, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1967-04-10 Kay Whitmore, Sudbury, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
  • 1967-04-14 Jeff Finley, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967-04-14 Steve Chiasson, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1967-04-29 Curtis Joseph, Keswick Ont, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1967-05-12 Warren Rychel, Tecumseh, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967-05-29 Mike Keane, Winnipeg, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967-06-20 Pat Jablonski, Toledo, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1967-06-24 Bill Huard, Welland, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • 1967-07-01 Mike Eastwood, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1967-07-27 Craig Wolanin, Grosse Pointe, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967-08-11 Brad Dalgarno, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1967-08-15 Neil Wilkinson, Selkirk, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1967-08-17 Nelson Emerson, Hamilton, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1967-08-29 Shaun Van Allen, Shaunavon, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1967-09-26 Craig Janney, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1967-10-01 Scott Young, Clinton MA, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967-10-11 Dennis Vaske, Rockford, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • 1967-10-14 Sylvain Lefebvre, Richmond, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967-10-16 Joe Murphy, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • 1967-10-21 Bill Berg, St Catharines, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
  • 1967-10-25 Kelly Chase, Porcupine Plain Ca, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)

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