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Mike Gartner

NHL Star Mike Gartner

Profession: NHL Star


Why Famous: Played 19 seasons in the NHL for five different teams. Best known for his blazing speed, he was a consistent performer throughout his career. Despite this, he never won the Stanley Cup or played in the Cup Finals, and never won an NHL award.

Born: October 29, 1959
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Age: 61 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 1991-10-14 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner becomes the first player to score 500th NHL goals
  • 1993-02-06 44th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Wales beats Campbell, 16-6; MVP: Mike Gartner, NY Rangers, RW
  • 1997-12-14 Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals

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