Ice Hockey in History

Events in Sport

  • 1920-04-26 Ice hockey makes its Olympic debut at the Antwerp Games with center Frank Fredrickson scoring 7 goals in Canada's 12-1 drubbing of Sweden in the gold medal match

1st Winter Olympics

1924-02-03 Canada beats United States, 6-1 to retain the Olympic ice hockey gold medal (won at 1920 Summer Games) at the Chamonix Games; Canadian LW Harry Watson top scores with 46 points

  • 1926-11-16 New York Rangers ice hockey club first game; beat Montreal Maroons, 1-0 at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1928-02-19 Canada retains the Olympic ice hockey title when they rout Switzerland, 13-0 in the final round in St. Moritz; Canadian left-wing Dave Trottier top scores with 15 points
  • 1932-02-13 A 2-2 final round tie with the US is good enough for Canada to clinch its 4th consecutive Olympic ice hockey gold medal at Lake Placid; Canadian center Walter Monson is tournament top scorer with 11 points
  • 1936-02-15 Great Britain’s 0-0 tie with the US is enough to clinch their first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games; breaks Canada’s 4 straight Games golden streak
  • 1948-02-08 Canada beats Switzerland 3-0, to regain the Olympic ice hockey title at the St. Moritz Winter Games; forward Walter Halder top scores with 29 points in Canada’s 5th Olympic title
  • 1952-02-24 Canada wins 6th Olympic ice hockey title courtesy of a final round 3-3 tie with the US at the Oslo Winter Games; Canadian center Billy Gibson top scores with 19 points
  • 1954-03-07 Russia wins their 1st international ice hockey competition
  • 1956-02-04 Soviet Union beats Canada, 2-0 at Cortina d'Ampezzo to clinch their first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal; US takes silver, Canada bronze

Sports History

1960-02-27 US Olympic ice hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal

NHL Record

1966-10-22 Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)

  • 1968-02-17 Soviet Union wins its 3rd Olympic ice hockey gold medal in Grenoble; clinch title with final round, 5-0 win over Canada; Soviet LW Anatoli Firsov top scores with 16 points
  • 1972-09-28 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series

Olympic Gold

1980-02-24 US ice hockey team clinches gold medal with 4-2 win over Finland at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; comes after 4-3 "Miracle on Ice" victory against hot favorite Soviet Union

  • 1984-02-19 Soviet Union wins its 6th Olympic ice hockey gold medal with a 2-0 win over silver medallists Czechoslovakia at the Sarajevo Winter Games
  • 1990-03-19 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
  • 1998-02-08 Finland beats Sweden, 6-0 at the Aqua Wing Arena in Nagano, Japan in the first female ice hockey game played in Olympic history
  • 1998-02-22 Petr Svoboda scores the winner as the Czech Republic claims its first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal with a 1-0 victory over Russia in Nagano, Japan
  • 2002-02-21 Canadian world champion women's ice hockey team wins first of 4 consecutive Winter Olympic gold medals with a 3-2 win over the United States at Salt Lake City

Olympic Gold

2002-02-24 Joe Sakic and Jerome Iginla each score twice as Canada defeats the United States, 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic gold medal at Salt Lake City

  • 2006-05-21 The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.
  • 2013-05-19 Sweden defeats Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship
  • 2014-02-20 Marie-Philip Poulin scores in overtime to lead Canada to a 3-2 win over the US and 4th consecutive Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games

Olympic Gold

2014-02-23 Canada wins the Olympic ice hockey double with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men's gold medal game in Sochi; first team to finish the tournament undefeated since 1984

  • 2018-02-22 US wins Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal for the first time in 20 years with a 4-3 shootout victory over Canada in Pyeongchang; scores tied 3-3 after overtime
  • 2018-02-25 Russian national team, competing under the name of Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR), wins Olympic ice hockey gold medal in Pyeongchang; beat Germany, 4-3 in overtime in the final

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1877-11-17 Frank Calder, British born Canadian ice hockey executive (first NHL President), born in Bristol, England (d. 1943)
  • 1887-10-31 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)

Joe Malone

1890-02-28 Joe Malone, Canadian Hockey HOF center (only player in NHL history to score 7 goals in a single game 1920; Stanley Cup 1912, 13 Quebec Bulldogs; 1924 Montreal Canadiens), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

Cy Denneny

1891-12-23 Cy Denneny, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (NHL leading scorer 1923-24), born in Farran's Point, Ontario (d. 1970)

  • 1893-05-07 Frank J. Selke, Canadian Hockey HOF executive (9 x Stanley Cup Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens), born in Berlin, Ontario (d. 1985)
  • 1900-10-19 Roy Worters, Canadian Hockey HOF goaltender (Hart Memorial Trophy 1929; Vezina Trophy 1931; NY Americans), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1957)
  • 1900-11-19 Bunny Ahearne, Britsih ice hockey promoter, born in County Wexford, Ireland (d. 1985)
  • 1905-02-10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • 1905-09-21 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive, born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 1999)
  • 1910-03-27 Rudi Ball, German-Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Berlin (d. 1975)
  • 1914-05-15 Walter "Turk" Broda, Canadian ice hockey goaltender, 5x Stanley Cup, 2x Vezina Trophy (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1935-51), born in Brandon, Manitoba (d. 1972)
  • 1916-01-01 Murray Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey centre and NCAA coach (Detroit Red Wings; coach University of Denver 1956-77, 5 NCAA C'ships), born in Manor, Saskatchewan (d. 2010)
  • 1918-03-05 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • 1923-03-02 György Pásztor, Hungarian ice hockey forward (6 x Hungarian C'hip; Budapest SC, Red Meteor SC; Hungarian IHHOF) and administrator (est. Hungarian IH Federation), born in Törökbálint, Hungary (d. 2022)
  • 1925-07-21 Johnny Peirson, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NHL All Star 1950, 51; Boston Bruins) and broadcaster (WBZ and WSBK), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2021)
  • 1925-09-15 Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • 1925-12-15 Sam Pollock, Canadian NHL hockey general manager, 9X Stanley Cups (Montreal Canadiens, 1964-78), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1927-07-10 Jack Kelley, American ice hockey coach (Colby College; Boston University 1962-72; NE Whalers), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2020)
  • 1927-10-06 Phil Maloney, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL: Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1928-03-03 Jack Gordon, Canadian ice hockey coach (Minnesota North Stars 1970-75) and executive (GM Minnesota NS 1974-78, Vancouver Canucks 1985-87), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2022)
  • 1931-03-04 Bob Johnson, American collegiate and NHL ice hockey coach (University of Wisconsin Badgers, 1966-82; US Olympic team, 1976; Calgary Flames, 1982-87; Pittsburgh Penguins, 1990-91), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1991)
  • 1931-08-27 Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey center, football winger, golfer, course designer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2011)
  • 1932-11-27 Ken Schinkel, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins 636 NHL games) and coach (Pittsburgh Penguins 1972-77), born in Jansen, Saskatchewan (d. 2020)
  • 1932-12-20 Neil Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey linesman (1,744 NHL games; Hockey Hall of Fame), born in Plympton, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1933-04-24 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter, born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • 1933-06-30 Orval Tessier, Canadian ice hockey coach (Chicago Blackhawks 1982-85) and center (Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins), born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 2022)
  • 1933-07-28 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1934-12-11 Mike Nykoluk, Canadian ice hockey coach (NHL's 1st full-time assistant coach - Philadelphia Flyers, 1972-78), and (head coach - Toronto Maple Leafs, 1980-84), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2022)
  • 1936-02-14 Charlie Burns, Canadian ice hockey forward (world champion Whitby Dunlops 1958) and coach (Minnesota North Stars), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2021)
  • 1936-03-10 Sepp Blatter, Swiss ice hockey and football official

Herb Brooks

1937-08-05 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)

  • 1938-01-16 Lou Angotti, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2021)
  • 1938-02-11 Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1938-02-11 Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1939-04-01 Vitali Davydov, Russian ice hockey defenceman (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; HC Dynamo Moscow), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1939-06-23 Bill Mahoney, Canadian ice hockey coach (NHL: Minnesota North Stars 1983-85), born in Peterborough, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • 1940-10-04 Vic Hadfield, Canadian ice hockey left wing (1,004 NHL games; NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Oakville, Ontario
  • 1941-04-14 Bob McCammon, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Fllyers 1978-84, Vancouver Canucks 1987-91), born in Kenora, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • 1942-03-16 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
  • 1943-12-04 Gary Sabourin, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NHL All Star 1970-71; St. Louis Blues), born in Parry Sound, Ontario
  • 1944-04-02 František Pospíšil, Czech ice hockey defenseman (IIHF World C'ships gold 1972, 76, 77; best defenseman 1972, 76; Olympic bronze 1972, silver 1976), born in Unhošť, Bohemia and Moravia
  • 1946-10-05 Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach, born in Saint-Isidore-d'Auckland, Quebec, Canada
  • 1947-04-27 Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (NHL All Star 1971, 72; Chicago Black Hawks), born in Wadena, Saskatchewan (d. 2003)
  • 1948-10-04 Tom Webster, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings) and coach (NY Rangers, LA Kings), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1949-08-03 Valeri Vasiliev, Soviet ice hockey defenceman (2x Olympic gold), born in Gorky, Soviet Union (d. 2012)
  • 1950-12-12 Billy Smith, Canadian Hockey HOF goaltender (Vezina Trophy 1982; Conn Smythe Trophy 1983; Stanley Cup 1980, 81, 82, 83; NY Islanders), born in Perth, Ontario
  • 1951-03-01 Jocelyn Guevremont, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NHL All Star 1974; Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1952-10-01 Jacques Martin, Canadian NHL coach, executive (Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rockland, Ontario
  • 1953-11-02 Rick Meagher, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL Frank J. Selke Trophy 1990; St. Louis Blues captain), born in Belleville, Ontario
  • 1954-08-10 Cameron Connor, Canadian WHA and NHL ice hockey forward, 1974-83 (Phoenix Roadrunners, Edmonton Oilers, and 3 other teams), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1954-08-28 Alexander Skvortsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1984; World C'ship gold 1979, 81, 83), born in Gorky, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 1955-07-11 Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1956-09-28 Bob Miller, American ice hockey center (47 games USA; Boston Bruins, Colorado Rockies, LA Kings), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 2020)
  • 1957-02-20 Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1957-05-03 Rod Langway, American ice hockey defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1958-01-01 Dave Silk, American ice hockey right wing (Olympic gold 1980), born in Scituate, Massachusetts
  • 1958-01-12 Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1958-12-04 Sergei Starikov, Russian ice hockey defenseman and coach (Olympics gold 1984, 88; silver 1980; New Jersey Devils), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1960-06-01 Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey forward (Canada Cup 1981; Olympic gold 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1981, 82, 83, 86, 89; Vancouver Canucks 1989-90), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1960-06-30 Randy Ladouceur, Canadian ice hockey defenseman, 1983-96 (Detroit Red Wings, captain: Hartford Whalers & Anaheim Mighty Ducks), and coach, born in Brockville, Ontario
  • 1961-05-10 Randy Cunneyworth, Canadian ice hockey left wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Hartford Whalers) and coach (Atlanta Thrashers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • 1961-05-14 Alain Vigneault, Canadian NHL ice hockey coach, since 1997 (New York Rangers, 2013-18; Philadelphia Flyers, 2019-present; and two other teams), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1962-06-10 Brent Sutter, Canadian ice hockey center (Canada Cup gold 1984, 87, 91; NY Islanders, Chicago Blackhawks) and coach (NJ Devils, Calgary Flames), born in Viking, Alberta
  • 1963-03-01 Magnus Svensson, Swedish ice hockey defenseman (Olympic gold 1994; NHL: Florida Panthers), born in Tranås, Sweden
  • 1963-08-08 Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
  • 1963-11-04 Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1964-08-23 Ray Ferraro, Canadian ice hockey center (Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders) and broadcaster (TSN Radio, TSN, NBCSN), born in Trail, British Columbia
  • 1965-05-12 Stacy Wilson, Canadian ice hockey forward and captain of Team Canada (Silver medal, Olympics 1998), born in Moncton, New Brunswick
  • 1965-06-02 Russ Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey right wing (1,029 NHL games; Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, LA Kings), born in Duncan, British Columbia
  • 1966-01-30 Danielle Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966-04-21 Judy Diduck, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966-05-23 Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All-Star 1992, 93, 2004; Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in North York, Ontario
  • 1966-06-26 Kirk McLean, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (NHL All-Star 1990, 92; Vancouver Canucks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-10-05 Therese Brisson, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966-10-25 Wendel Clark, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL Draft #1 pick Toronto Maple Leafs 1985), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1967-02-22 Marianne Ihalainen, Finnish ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1967-03-13 Satu Huotari, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Oulu, Finland
  • 1967-04-10 Donald Dufresne, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1967-04-10 Kay Whitmore Jr., Canadian ice hockey goaltender (NY Rangers), born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • 1967-10-01 Geraldine Heaney, Canadian ice hockey defense (Olympics gold 1998), born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • 1968-02-02 Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968-05-04 Kevin Todd, Canadian ice hockey NHL center (LA Kings), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1968-07-03 Teppo Numminen, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (1,372 NHL games Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes [captain], Buffalo Sabres), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1969-01-09 Johanna Ikonen, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Eno, Finland
  • 1969-06-17 Karen Nystrom, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic silver 1998), born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • 1969-11-01 Tie Domi, Canadian ice hockey right wing (third overall penalty minutes in NHL history; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1970-03-04 Marja Helena Paluila, Finnish ice hockey player (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Oulu, Finland
  • 1970-04-11 Trevor Linden, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Canucks, NY Islanders), born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • 1970-05-18 Vicky Sunohara, Canadian ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1970-08-24 Sandra Whyte-Sweeney, American ice hockey forward (Olympics gold 1998), born in Saugus, Massachusetts
  • 1970-09-19 Antti Törmänen, Finnish professional ice hockey forward, 1990-2004 (Finland Olympic bronze, 1998; Ottawa Senators), and European leagues coach, born in Espoo, Finland
  • 1970-12-03 Laura Schuler, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (World C'ship gold 1990, 92, 97; coach Dartmouth College), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1971-03-25 Cammi Granato, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1971-04-04 Yanic Perreault, Canadian NHL ice hockey center, 1994-2008 (Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, and 4 other teams), born in Sherbrooke, Canada
  • 1971-05-18 Karyn Bye-Dietz, American ice hockey forward (Olympic Gold-1998 & Silver-2002), born in River Falls, Wisconsin
  • 1971-08-13 Marcus Ragnarsson, Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman, 1990-2020 (NHL, 1995-2004: San Jose Sharks; Philadelphia Flyers; Swedish League, 1990-95, 2004-10), born in Östervåla, Sweden
  • 1971-09-19 Colleen Coyne, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • 1971-12-17 Sari Kristiina Fisk, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1972-01-02 Mattias Norström, Swedish ice hockey defenceman (LA Kings captain 2001-07; World C'ship gold Sweden 1998), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1972-01-21 Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)

Weddings in Sport

Jacques Plante

1949-04-30 Ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante (20) weds Jacqueline Gagne in Quebec, Canada

Bobby Orr

1973-09-08 Canadian ice hockey superstar Bobby Orr (25) weds American speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

Wayne Gretzky

1988-07-17 NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

  • 2007-08-11 U.S. Women's Olympic ice hockey team member Krissy Wendell (25) weds NHL player John Pohl (28) at the Rose Hill Alliance Church in West Roseville, Minnesota

Pavel Bure

2009-10-10 Ice hockey right winger Pavel Bure (38) weds model Alina Khasanova (23) in Moscow, Russia

Hilary Duff

2010-08-14 Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California


Deaths in Sport

Joe Malone

1969-05-15 Joe Malone, Canadian Hockey HOF center (only player in NHL history to score 7 goals in a single game 1920; Stanley Cup 1912, 13 Quebec Bulldogs; 1924 Montreal Canadiens), dies at 79

Cy Denneny

1970-09-10 Cy Denneny, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (NHL leading scorer 1923-24), dies at 78

  • 1979-07-01 Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1956) and soccer striker (3 caps), dies at 56
  • 1985-04-11 Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter, dies at 84
  • 1985-07-03 Frank J. Selke, Canadian Hockey HOF executive (9 x Stanley Cup Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens), dies at 92
  • 1987-12-01 Punch Imlach, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach and general manager (Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1988-02-06 Barclay Plager, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NHL All-Star 1970, 71, 73, 74 St. Louis Blues) and coach (St. Louis Blues 1977-83), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 46
  • 1990-04-11 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1972-90), and football team (Hamilton Tiger Cats, 1978-88) owner, dies at 86
  • 1994-10-27 Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1999-09-20 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive, dies at 93
  • 2000-07-24 Anatoli Firsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; 8 x World C'ship gold), dies at 59
  • 2003-06-21 Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1934)
  • 2004-08-16 Ivan Hlinka, Czech ice hockey coach (b. 1950)
  • 2007-01-03 Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey forward Detroit Red Wings (b. 1930)
  • 2007-08-15 Sam Pollock, Canadian NHL hockey general manager, 9X Stanley Cups (Montreal Canadiens, 1964-78), dies at 81
  • 2008-04-22 Ed Chynoweth, Canadian ice hockey executive, dies at 66
  • 2010-07-05 Bob Probert, Canadian NHL right wing, 1985-2002 (Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings), dies of a heart attack while boating at 45
  • 2010-12-08 Murray Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey centre and NCAA coach (Detroit Red Wings; coach University of Denver 1956-77, 5 NCAA C'ships), dies at 94
  • 2011-09-07 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian ice hockey defenceman (917 NHL games; 48 internationals), dies in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash at 36
  • 2011-10-01 Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey center, football winger, golfer, golf course designer, dies of a hip infection at 80
  • 2011-11-09 Roger Christian, American ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1960; Christian Brother's Hockey Sticks), dies at 75
  • 2012-04-19 Valeri Vasiliev, Soviet ice hockey defenceman (2x Olympic gold, dies at 62
  • 2012-06-06 Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey forward (Canada Cup 1981; Olympic gold 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1981, 82, 83, 86, 89; Vancouver Canucks 1989-90), dies from liver failure at 52
  • 2018-05-02 Bill Torrey, Canadian ice hockey executive (New York Islanders, Florida Panthers), dies at 83
  • 2020-02-04 Alexander Skvortsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1984; World C'ship gold 1979, 81, 83), dies at 65
  • 2020-02-21 Phil Maloney, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL: Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (Vancouver Canucks), dies at 92
  • 2020-04-10 Tom Webster, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings) and coach (NY Rangers, LA Kings), dies of brain cancer at 71
  • 2020-09-16 Jack Kelley, American collegiate, WHA, and NHL ice hockey coach, and executive (Colby College coach, 1955-62; Boston University coach, 1962-72; New England Whalers, coach and general manager, 1972-81; Pittsburgh Penquins president, 1993-2001), dies at 93
  • 2020-10-02 Bob Miller, American ice hockey center (47 games USA; Boston Bruins, Colorado Rockies, LA Kings), dies at 64
  • 2020-11-20 Ken Schinkel, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins 636 NHL games) and coach (Pittsburgh Penguins 1972-77), dies at 87
  • 2020-12-06 Neil Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey linesman (1,744 NHL games; Hockey Hall of Fame), dies at 87
  • 2021-03-24 Bob Plager, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (St. Louis Blues 1969-77) and coach (St. Louis Blues 1992), dies from a heart attack at 78
  • 2021-04-16 Johnny Peirson, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NHL All Star 1950, 51; Boston Bruins) and broadcaster (WBZ and WSBK), dies at 95
  • 2021-06-22 René Robert, Canadian ice hockey winger (NHL All Star 1972-73, 74-75; Buffalo Sabres 1st 100 point player 1974-75), dies after a heart attack at 72
  • 2021-09-15 Lou Angotti, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins), dies at 83
  • 2021-11-05 Charlie Burns, Canadian ice hockey forward (world champion Whitby Dunlops 1958) and coach (Minnesota North Stars), dies at 85
  • 2021-12-16 Bill Mahoney, Canadian ice hockey coach (NHL: Minnesota North Stars 1983-85), dies at 82
  • 2021-12-23 Bob McCammon, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Fllyers 1978-84, Vancouver Canucks 1987-91), dies at 80
  • 2022-01-31 Mike Nykoluk, Canadian ice hockey coach (NHL's 1st full-time assistant coach - Philadelphia Flyers, 1972-78), and (head coach - Toronto Maple Leafs, 1980-84), dies at 87
  • 2022-06-27 Jack Gordon, Canadian ice hockey coach (Minnesota North Stars 1970-75) and executive (GM Minnesota NS 1974-78, Vancouver Canucks 1985-87), dies at 94
  • 2022-08-22 György Pásztor, Hungarian ice hockey forward (6 x Hungarian C'hip; Budapest SC, Red Meteor SC; Hungarian IHHOF) and administrator (est. Hungarian IH Federation), dies at 99
  • 2022-08-25 Orval Tessier, Canadian ice hockey coach (Chicago Blackhawks 1982-85) and center (Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins), dies at 89