Ice Hockey Players in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 1904-03-09 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929-03-02 George Hainsworth becomes first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season when the Montreal Canadiens beat the visiting Boston Bruins, 3-0; ends season with 22

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1957-02-11 NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • 1968-01-13 Minnesota North Stars NHL player Bill Masterson, suffers head injuries during a game and dies two days later, becoming the 1st player to die as result of a game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969-03-02 Boston center Phil Esposito becomes first player in NHL history to record 100 points in a season when he scores 2 3rd-period goals in the Bruins' 4-0 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-03-21 Montreal Canadiens' left wing Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHL player to score 500 goals

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1977-08-25 Canadian NHL player Tim Horton posthumously inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1980-02-29 Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Gordie Howe scores in the 3rd period to become first NHL player to score 800 career goals as Hartford Whalers beat St. Louis Blues, 3-0 at Springfield Civic Center

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-01-27 Detroit center Steve Yzerman becomes the 4th NHL player to record 100 points in 50 games or less with a goal and 2 assists as Red Wings beat Toronto, 8-1

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 1989-03-29 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
  • 1990-01-21 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Sport awardGrey Cup

1991-11-24 CFL Grey Cup, Winnipeg Stadium: Toronto Argonauts defeat Calgary Stampeders, 36-21; Argos under new ownership of LA Kings owner Bruce McNall, hockey player Wayne Gretzky and actor John Candy

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 1992-04-01 NHL players begin first strike in 75-year history; 10 day action earns large playoff bonus increase, more control over licensing of their likenesses and changes to free agency system
  • 1995-03-02 Joe Mullen becomes 2nd NHL player to appear in 300 NHL games with 3 different teams when he plays for the Penguins in a 6-3 loss in Buffalo; Pittsburgh 379, St. Louis 301, Calgary 345

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-02-04 Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-10-22 NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • 2012-02-02 NHL player Sam Gagner becomes the first player to scores eight points in one game for the Edmonton Oilers against the Chicago Blackhawks since 1989
  • 2018-11-01 20 year old Russian Evgeni Malkin scores in the 1st period to become the first NHL player in 89 years with goals in his first 6 games as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Kings, 4-3 in Los Angeles

Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1879-07-27 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada (d. 1960)
  • 1881-03-18 Oliver Seibert, Canadian hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963), born in Berlin, Ontario (d. 1944)
  • 1881-11-18 Percy LeSueur, Canadian hockey player and inventor (large goalie glove), born in Quebec City, Quebec (d. 1962)
  • 1883-09-01 Didier Pitre, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Valleyfield, Quebec (d. 1934)
  • 1884-06-23 Cyclone Taylor, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Stanley Cup 1909 Ottawa, 1915 Vancouver), born in Tara, Ontario (d. 1979)
  • 1885-12-21 Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1960)
  • 1886-01-13 Art Ross, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 1964)

Person of interestGeorges Vezina

1887-01-21 Georges Vezina, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Vezina Trophy), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 1926)

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • 1892-03-01 Billy Coutu, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1924; Montreal Canadiens; only player banned from NHL for life, attacked referee 1927), born in North Bay, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • 1892-07-19 Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1957)
  • 1895-06-14 Jack Adams, Canadian NHL center, coach and general manager (Hockey Hall of Fame), born Fort William, Ontario (d. 1968)

Person of interestGeorge Hainsworth

1895-06-26 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season; Montreal Canadiens), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1950)

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1898-07-23 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, born in Russell, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • 1900-10-19 Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1957)
  • 1901-06-14 Hap Day, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1932 [captain], 42, 45, 47, 48, 1949 [coach], 1951 [assistant manager]; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • 1901-07-30 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada (d. 1955)
  • 1901-08-29 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1986)
  • 1902-04-14 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1974)

Person of interestHowie Morenz

1902-09-21 Howie Morenz, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Montreal Canadiens, 3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1902-11-22 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Valleyfield, Quebec (d. 1990)
  • 1902-12-29 Nels Stewart, Canadian hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1957)
  • 1903-02-25 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • 1904-05-16 Hugh Plaxton, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1904-11-05 Cooney Weiland, Canadian NHL forward (Boston Bruins), born in Seaforth, Ontario (d. 1985)
  • 1906-11-02 Paul Thompson, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (Stanley Cup 1928 [NY Rangers], 1934, 38 Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1991)
  • 1908-10-01 Doug Young, Canadian NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 1936-37, Detroit Red Wings captain), born in Medicine Hat, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • 1909-05-28 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Lynden, Ontario, Canada (d. 2005)
  • 1911-09-18 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (d. 1976)
  • 1911-10-01 Riccardo Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player, luger (Olympic bronze 1928, 48; took the Olympic oath 1948), born in St. Moritz, Switzerland (d. 1988)
  • 1912-08-21 Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Victoria Mines, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • 1913-07-31 Bryan Hextall, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (NY Rangers; 3-time 1st team NHL All Star), born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 1984)
  • 1914-05-15 Turk Broda, ice hockey goaltender (d. 1972)
  • 1914-05-19 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1916-01-10 Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Wilcox, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1916-02-23 George Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1918-01-22 Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan
  • 1918-02-22 Sid Abel, Melville, Saskatchewan, Canadian NHL hockey player (1948-49 Hart Trophy)
  • 1918-08-21 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2004)
  • 1918-12-10 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), born in Moscow (d. 1995)
  • 1919-03-26 Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
  • 1920-03-01 Max Bentley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1946; Chicago Blackhawks), born in Delisle, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)
  • 1921-01-02 Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1944, 46: NHL All Star 1949, 50; Montreal Canadiens), born in Holland, Manitoba (d. 2007)
  • 1921-04-01 Ken Reardon, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman and executive (Stanley Cup 1946; NHL All-Star 1946-50; Montreal Canadiens), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2008)
  • 1921-07-12 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada (d. 2015)
  • 1922-06-07 Leo Reise Jr., Canadian ice hockey player, born in Stoney Creek, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1922-06-23 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
  • 1922-07-13 Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1922-12-01 Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1956) and soccer striker (3 caps), born in Morshansk, Tambov, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1924-02-10 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1924-11-02 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • 1924-11-04 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario

Person of interestDoug Harvey

1924-12-19 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey defence player ('100 Greatest NHL Players), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1989)

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey

Person of interestTed Lindsay

1925-07-29 Ted Lindsay, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1950, NHL Players Association pioneer), born in Renfrew, Ontario (d. 2019)

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • 1925-08-02 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1925-08-11 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1953, 56-58; Montreal Canadiens), born in Chapleau, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1925-09-15 Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • 1925-09-26 Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1926-04-17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1926-09-04 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1926-09-13 Emile Francis, NHL player, coach and general manager (Rangers, Blues, Whalers), born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1926-11-11 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1998)
  • 1927-01-25 Fernie Flaman, Canadian NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Dysart, Canada (d. 2012)
  • 1928-02-18 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1929-01-17 Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Canadian NHL goaltender (#1) who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec (d. 1986)
  • 1929-02-17 Paul Meger, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1929-05-12 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1929-05-14 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1929-07-25 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Winnipeg, Mnaitoba, Canada (d. 1995)

Person of interestTerry Sawchuk

1929-12-28 Terry Sawchuk, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (4-time Vezina Trophy & Stanley Cup winner), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1970)

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk

Person of interestTim Horton

1930-01-12 Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player & co-founder of Tim Hortons, born in Cochrane, Ontario (d. 1974)

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 1930-06-15 Marcel Pronovost, professional ice hockey player
  • 1931-04-14 Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1931-04-22 Bruce Dickson, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1952), born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Person of interestJean Béliveau

1931-08-31 Jean Béliveau, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1956, 64; Art Ross Trophy 1956; Conn Smythe Trophy 1965; record 17 Stanley Cups), born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec (d. 2014)

NHL Legend Jean Béliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Béliveau
  • 1931-12-04 Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey forward, coach, and executive (Stanley Cup 1952, 54-55, Detroit Red Wings 1,549 games, 1,281 points), born in Fort William, Ontario
  • 1932-01-20 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1932-03-23 Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1932-08-28 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1932-09-14 Harry Sinden, Canadian NHL player and coach (Team Canada), born in Weston, Ontario, Canada
  • 1932-11-01 Al Arbour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman, coach and executive (coach NY Islanders Stanley Cup 1980-83), born in Sudbury, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1933-04-10 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player (New York Rangers), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 2014)
  • 1933-07-28 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender

Person of interestScotty Bowman

1933-09-18 Scotty Bowman, NHL player and coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 1933-10-31 Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lachine, Canada
  • 1934-08-19 Bill Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1935-05-12 Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1935-08-05 John McCartan, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1935-09-27 Al MacNeil, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach (Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup 1970-71), born in Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • 1935-10-15 Willie O'Ree, Canadian former professional ice hockey player and the first black player in the National Hockey League (Boston Bruins), born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • 1935-12-01 Roger Christian, American ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1960; Christian Brother's Hockey Sticks), born in Warroad, Minnesota (d. 2011)

Person of interestBob Cleary

1936-04-21 Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • 1936-07-18 Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Canada

Person of interestFrank Mahovlich

1938-01-10 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, politician (6-time Stanley Cup winner, born in Timmins, Ontario

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1938-01-29 Bill Christian, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1939-04-01 Vitali Davydov, Russian ice hockey defenceman (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; HC Dynamo Moscow), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1939-04-03 Vitaliy Davidov, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow
  • 1940-04-09 Jim [James Wilfred] Roberts, Canadian NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), born in Toronto (d. 2015)
  • 1940-07-06 Viktor Kuzkin, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow (d. 2008)
  • 1940-08-17 Thomas Williams, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1940-10-04 Vic Hadfield, Canadian ice hockey left wing (1,004 NHL games; NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Oakville, Ontario

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1908-06-03 NHL goaltender Georges Vezina (21) weds Marie Adelaide Stella Morin in Chicoutimi, Canada

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina

LoveWedding of Interest

1942-09-17 Ice hockey player Maurice Richard (20) weds Lucille Norchet (17)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

LoveWedding of Interest

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

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

LoveWedding of Interest

1953-04-15 Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

LoveWedding of Interest

1953-08-06 NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk (23) weds Patricia Ann Morey

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk

LoveWedding of Interest

1989-06-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL player Steve Yzerman (24) weds Lisa Brennan

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman

LoveWedding of Interest

1990-06-09 NHL goaltender Patrick Roy (25) weds Michele Piuze at Saint-Sacrement Church in Quebec, Canada

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy

LoveWedding of Interest

1993-01-02 Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis
  • 1996-06-22 "Full House" actress Candace Cameron (20) weds Montreal Canadiens hockey player Valeri Bure (22) at the Church of the Valle in Van Nuys, California

LoveWedding of Interest

1999-07-31 NHL player Phil Esposito (57) weds Bridget Leigh

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 2000-07-08 Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi (28) weds Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey player Bret Hedican (29) at the Mauna Lani Resort in Kona, Hawaii
  • 2002-08-10 "Baywatch" actress Angelica Bridges (28) weds Canadian hockey player Sheldon Souray (26) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2004-09-03 "Baywatch" actress Gena Lee Nolin (32) weds NHL hockey player Cale Hulse (30) at the Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 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
  • 2007-08-25 Dallas Stars hockey player Mike Modano (37) weds "Dancing with the Stars" season 3 alumna Willa Ford (26) in Athens, Texas

LoveWedding of Interest

2008-06-17 Ice hockey player star Martin Brodeur (36) weds Genevieve Nault at the Bavaro Princess Resort in the Dominican Republic

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure

LoveWedding of Interest

2010-07-10 Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

  • 2013-07-06 Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada
  • 2015-10-10 Supermodel Hilary Rhoda (28) weds former pro hockey player Sean Avery (33) at the Parrish Art Museum in Long Island

Deaths in Sport

  • 1934-07-29 Didier Pitre, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Montreal Canadiens), dies of acute indigestion at 50

Person of interestHowie Morenz

1937-03-08 Howie Morenz, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Montreal Canadiens, 3-time Stanley Cup winner), dies of a heart attack at 34

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1939-08-25 Babe Siebert, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1904)

Person of interestGeorge Hainsworth

1950-10-09 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season; Montreal Canadiens), dies in a car accident at 55

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1955-08-02 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, dies at
  • 1957-05-16 Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Chicago Black Hawks), dies at 64
  • 1957-08-21 Nels Stewart, professional ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • 1960-01-10 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 80
  • 1962-01-27 Percy LeSueur, Canadian hockey player and inventor (large goalie glove), dies at 80
  • 1964-08-05 Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
  • 1968-01-15 Bill Masterson, Canadian American NHL player, first to be fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies at 29
  • 1968-01-15 Bill Masterton, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 1968-05-01 Jack Adams, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Vancouver Millionaires, Toronto St. Patricks; Ottawa Senators) and coach / general manager (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 73

Person of interestTerry Sawchuk

1970-05-31 Terry Sawchuk, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (4-time Vezina Trophy & Stanley Cup winner), dies from liver injuries at 40

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • 1970-11-21 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, dies at 83
  • 1971-04-13 Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash at 21
  • 1972-10-17 Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • 1972-10-31 Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)

Person of interestTim Horton

1974-02-21 Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • 1974-08-07 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 72
  • 1976-05-20 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 64
  • 1976-09-13 Armand Mondou, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905)
  • 1977-02-25 Billy Coutu, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1924; Montreal Canadiens; only player banned from NHL for life, attacked referee 1927), dies at 84
  • 1977-08-24 Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
  • 1979-06-09 Cyclone Taylor, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Stanley Cup 1909 Ottawa, 1915 Vancouver), dies at 94
  • 1979-07-01 Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1956) and soccer striker (3 caps), dies at 56
  • 1981-05-30 Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
  • 1981-08-27 Valery Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
  • 1983-05-25 Black Jack Stewart, Canadian NHL hockey player (b. 1917)
  • 1983-12-17 Erik Christensen, NHL player
  • 1984-01-19 Max Bentley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1946; Chicago Blackhawks), dies at 63
  • 1984-04-17 Claude Provost, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)
  • 1984-07-25 Bryan Hextall, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (NY Rangers; 3-time 1st team NHL All Star), dies from a heart attack at 70

Person of interestJacques Plante

1986-02-27 Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, dies of stomach cancer at 57

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • 1986-06-02 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84 (b. 1901)
  • 1986-11-10 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (b. 1903)
  • 1987-03-15 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, dies at 89
  • 1988-09-03 Riccardo Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player, luger (Olympic bronze 1928, 48; took the Olympic oath 1948), dies at 76
  • 1988-11-09 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), dies at 64

Person of interestDoug Harvey

1989-12-26 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey defence player ('100 Greatest NHL Players), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 65

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • 1990-02-17 Hap Day, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1932 [captain], 42, 45, 47, 48, 1949 [coach], 1951 [assistant manager]; Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 88
  • 1990-05-15 Doug Young, Canadian NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 1936-37, Detroit Red Wings captain), dies at 81
  • 1990-07-31 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 87
  • 1991-09-06 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • 1991-09-13 Paul Thompson, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (Stanley Cup 1928 [NY Rangers], 1934, 38 Chicago Black Hawks), dies at 84
  • 1992-02-14 Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic bronze 1948/silver-52), dies at 67
  • 1994-07-09 Bill Mosienko, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (fastest hat trick in NHL history, 21 seconds 1952; 5-time All Star), dies at 72
  • 1994-10-27 Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1994-12-07 J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1939)
  • 1995-06-23 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), dies at 76
  • 1995-07-03 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 65
  • 1996-03-29 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), dies at 51
  • 1998-04-29 Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)
  • 1998-09-13 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
  • 1998-10-31 Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1935)
  • 1998-11-11 Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (b. 1913)
  • 1999-01-12 Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
  • 1999-05-03 Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 2000-02-08 Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81

Person of interestMaurice Richard

2000-05-27 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), dies of abdominal cancer and Parkinson's disease at 78

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 2000-07-24 Anatoli Firsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; 8 x World C'ship gold), dies at 59
  • 2001-08-21 Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)
  • 2001-08-25 Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2001-09-11 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive, dies at 53
  • 2002-03-06 Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1969)
  • 2002-10-05 Chuck Rayner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
  • 2002-10-08 Jacques Richard, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1952)
  • 2003-07-05 Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player, dies at 24
  • 2003-10-05 Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1978)
  • 2003-12-15 Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1947)
  • 2004-02-23 Carl Liscombe, Canadian hockey player (b. 1915)
  • 2004-04-29 Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • 2004-06-17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 78
  • 2004-09-23 Billy Reay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, dies at 86
  • 2004-11-17 Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), dies at 63
  • 2005-01-04 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • 2005-02-07 Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1934)
  • 2005-04-27 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 95
  • 2005-07-09 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • 2005-07-26 Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)
  • 2006-01-13 Marc Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 2006-03-11 Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)
  • 2006-09-16 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1953, 56-58; Montreal Canadiens), dies at 81
  • 2006-12-30 Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948)
  • 2007-01-03 Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey forward Detroit Red Wings (b. 1930)
  • 2007-01-26 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 77
  • 2007-03-09 Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1944, 46: NHL All Star 1949, 50; Montreal Canadiens), dies at 86
  • 2007-04-16 Gaetan Duchesne, Canadian hockey player (b. 1962)
  • 2007-05-29 Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2007-07-14 John Ferguson Sr, former professional hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2007-11-21 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1928)
  • 2008-02-18 Mickey Renaud, Canadian professional ice hockey player (b. 1988)
  • 2008-06-11 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player, dies at 56
  • 2008-06-24 Viktor Kuzkin, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), dies at 67
  • 2008-10-13 Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (b. 1989)
  • 2009-03-21 Walt Poddubny, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1960)
  • 2009-03-25 Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian hockey player (b. 1975)
  • 2009-05-26 Peter Zezel, Canadian professional hockey player (b. 1965)
  • 2010-07-05 Bob Probert, Canadian professional ice hockey forward. (b. 1965)