Ice Hockey Players in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 621

  • 1941-02-01 Anatoli Firsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; 8 x World C'ship gold), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2000)
  • 1941-02-15 Austin Savage, Welsh hockey player, born in St Asaph, Wales
  • 1941-03-26 Barclay Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Bob Plager
  • 1941-03-26 Bob Plager, hockey player/twin brother of hockey's Barclay Plager
  • 1941-05-05 Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1941-06-02 Lou Nanne, Canadian-born American hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Sault Ste. Maria, Ontario
  • 1941-09-23 Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1942-03-16 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
  • 1943-01-28 Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey left wing (Summit Series vs Soviet Union 1972; Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Kincardine, Ontario
  • 1943-11-22 Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 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 defenceman (IIHF World C'ships gold 1972, 76, 77; best defenceman 1972, 76; Olympic bronze 1972, silver 1976), born in Unhošť, Bohemia and Moravia
  • 1944-08-24 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1944-09-12 Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
  • 1944-11-19 Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1945-03-27 Briton Selby, Canadian NHL player, born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1945-06-16 Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1946-10-04 André Bolhuis, Dutch field hockey player, coach and administrator (World Cup gold 1973; president Dutch Field Hockey Federation; chairman Dutch Olympic Committee), born in Zeist, Netherlands

Person of interestKen Dryden

1947-08-08 Ken Dryden, Canadian politician and hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups), born in Hamilton, Ontario

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 1948-06-13 Garnet Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and executive, born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2001)
  • 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)
  • 1948-12-19 Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1948-12-31 René Robert, Canadian NHL player, born in Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • 1949-03-25 Jean Potvin, Canadian NHL player, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1949-06-12 Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Granby, Quebec, Canada
  • 1949-07-08 Dale Hoganson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1949-07-27 André Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • 1949-08-03 Valeri Vasiliev, Soviet ice hockey defenceman (2x Olympic gold), born in Gorky, Soviet Union (d. 2012)
  • 1949-08-13 Bobby Clarke, NHL player and coach (Philadelphia Flyer), born in Flin Flon, Manitoba
  • 1949-10-21 Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Malartic, Quebec (d. 1971)
  • 1949-10-25 Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec
  • 1950-01-20 Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • 1950-05-20 Yvon Lambert, French Canadian ice hockey player

Person of interestDarryl Sittler

1950-09-18 Darryl Sittler, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (NHL record for most points in a game, 10), born in St. Jacobs, Ontario

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • 1950-12-12 William "Billy" Smith, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (New York 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
  • 1951-10-11 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player, born in Hluboka, Czech Republic (d. 2008)
  • 1952-04-25 Vladislav Tretiak, Russian hockey player (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Dmitrovsky District, Russia
  • 1952-06-17 Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive, born in Brighton, Massachusetts
  • 1952-10-20 Dave McLelland, Canadian NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks), born in Penticton, British Columbia
  • 1953-02-09 André Sevard, Canadian NHL player, born in Témiscaming, Quebec
  • 1953-12-04 Rick Middleton, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Canada Cup gold 1984; NHL All-Star Game 1981-82, 84; Boston Bruins), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953-12-13 Bob Gainey, Canadian NHL player & hockey bureaucrat, born in Peterborough, Canada
  • 1954-01-29 Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • 1954-02-03 Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1954-04-20 Gilles Lupien, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lachute, Canada
  • 1954-06-03 Wally Weir, Quebec ice hockey player
  • 1954-07-13 Rick Chartraw, American ice hockey player
  • 1954-07-31 Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1954-08-24 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • 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)

Person of interestMike Eruzione

1954-10-25 Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • 1955-01-27 Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955-02-22 Tim Young, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1955-03-08 Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1981)
  • 1955-03-24 Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey forward (most consecutive NHL games record 964), born in Brantford, Ontario
  • 1955-03-26 Danny Arndt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955-05-28 Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
  • 1955-11-17 Dennis Maruk, Canadian hockey player
  • 1955-11-27 Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955-12-04 Dave Taylor, Canadian ice hockey right wing and executive (NHL All-Star 1981-82, 86, 94; LA Kings; St. Louis Blues), born in Levack, Ontario
  • 1956-02-01 Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (NJ Devils) and coach (St. Louis Blues 2003-07), born in Newmarket, Canada
  • 1956-05-12 Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956-09-02 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • 1956-09-18 Peter Šťastný, Slovak-Canadian ice hockey player, born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • 1957-05-03 Rod Langway, American ice hockey defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1957-05-31 Jim Craig, American hockey goaltender (Olympic gold 1980), born in North Easton, Massachusetts
  • 1957-07-01 Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (NHL NJ Devils), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1957-07-05 Doug Wilson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottaw, Ontario, Canada
  • 1957-07-06 Ron Duguay, Canadian hockey player (NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings), born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • 1957-10-02 Gordie Roberts, American NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 1991-92, Pittsburgh Penguins; first American to 1000 NHL games), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1957-12-15 Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1958-01-01 Dave Silk, American ice hockey right wing (Olympic gold 1980), born in Scituate, Massachusetts
  • 1958-12-04 Sergei Starikov, Russian ice hockey defenceman and coach (Olympics gold 1984, 88; silver 1980; New Jersey Devils), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1959-02-13 Gaston Gingras, Canadian ice hockey defenceman
  • 1959-02-13 Gord Hampson, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1959-04-15 Kevin Lowe, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach and executive (Edmonton Oilers; Stanley Cup x 6), born in Lachute, Quebec
  • 1960-01-29 Sean Kerly, hockey player
  • 1960-03-16 Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1960-04-01 Reijo Ruotsalainen, Finnish ice hockey defenceman (Stanley Cup 1987, 90; Edmonton Oilers; Olympic silver 1988), born in Oulu, Finland
  • 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)
  • 1960-12-03 Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey defenceman (Olympic gold 1980; NHL All-Star 1982-83, 85-86), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1961-02-04 Denis Savard, Canadian NHL centre (Chicago Blackhawks) named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players' in history, born in Pointe Gatineau, Canada
  • 1961-03-30 Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)
  • 1961-06-22 Stephen Batchelor, British Olympic hockey player, born in Beare Green, Surrey
  • 1961-08-17 Jamie Macoun, Canadian NHL defenceman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Newmarket, Ontario
  • 1962-01-25 Chris Chelios, American ice hockey player (3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-03-02 Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey left wing (World C'Ships gold 1995; NHL: Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks) and coach (Finland; HIFK), born in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 1962-04-10 Jukka Tammi, Finnish hockey goaltender (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1962-06-10 Duane Sutter, NHL player (NY Islander)
  • 1962-06-23 Kari Takko, Uusikaupunki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
  • 1962-11-25 Gilbert Delorme, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963-01-15 Richard Nasheim, Canadian-Austrian ice hockey coach and forward (Team Austria 1998), born in Regina, Canada
  • 1963-03-01 Magnus Svensson, Swedish ice hockey defenseman (Olympic gold 1994; NHL: Florida Panthers), born in Tranås, Sweden
  • 1963-03-22 Hannu Virta, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • 1963-04-04 Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (#1 pick NHL Draft 1981; Calder Trophy 1982; Canada Cup 1987, 91; Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1963-06-06 Vladimir Ruzicka, hockey forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1963-06-13 Randy Gilhen, Canadian-German ice hockey forward (Stanley Cup 1991, Pittsburgh Penguins; first German-born player to win SC), born in Zweibrücken, West Germany
  • 1963-06-25 Doug Gilmour, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • 1963-09-14 Jaromir Dragan, Slovak ice hockey goalie (1992 Winter Olympics Bronze), born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

  • 2011-05-13 Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)
  • 2011-08-31 Wade Belak, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1976)
  • 2011-09-07 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian ice hockey defenceman (917 NHL games; 48 internationals), dies in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash at 36
  • 2011-09-12 Alexander Galimov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1985)
  • 2011-11-09 Roger Christian, American ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1960; Christian Brother's Hockey Sticks), dies at 75
  • 2012-04-14 Émile Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 92
  • 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
  • 2012-06-22 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Canadian Hall of Fame NHL player, dies at 85
  • 2012-08-28 Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 86
  • 2013-10-18 Allan Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1962-64, 67; NHL All-Star 1960, 61, 66; Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 87
  • 2014-03-06 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player, dies at 80

Person of interestJean Béliveau

2014-12-02 Jean Béliveau, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1956, 64; Art Ross Trophy 1956; Conn Smythe Trophy 1965; record 17 Stanley Cups), dies at 83

NHL Legend Jean Béliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Béliveau
  • 2015-04-04 Elmer Lach, Canadian professional ice hockey player, dies at 97
  • 2015-08-13 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 95
  • 2015-08-28 Al Arbour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman, coach and executive (coach NY Islanders Stanley Cup 1980-83), dies of Parkinson's disease and dementia at 82

Person of interestBob Cleary

2015-09-16 Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 79

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • 2015-10-23 Jim [James Wilfred] Roberts, Canadian NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), dies at 75
  • 2015-11-16 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 89
  • 2016-02-26 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), dies at 83
  • 2016-07-03 Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84
  • 2017-02-22 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 91

Person of interestTed Lindsay

2019-03-04 Ted Lindsay, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1950, NHL Players Association pioneer), dies at 93

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • 2020-02-04 Alexander Skvortsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1984; World C'ship gold 1979, 81, 83), dies at 65
  • 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
  • 2020-07-25 Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All Star 1962, 63, 64; Stanley Cup 1962, 63, 64, 67; Toronto Maple Leafs), dies from throat cancer at 83