National Hockey League History

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 318

  • 1917-03-26 Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 - Seattle is 1st US team to win Stanley Cup
  • 1917-11-26 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands
  • 1917-12-19 1st NHL game played on artificial ice in Toronto
  • 1917-12-26 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron
  • 1918-01-02 NHL Montreal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down
  • 1918-03-30 Stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • 1918-10-18 NHL's Quebec Bulldogs sold to a Toronto businessman P. J. Quinn

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1919-02-18 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goal

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • 1919-03-29 Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic
  • 1920-01-10 Montreal Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1920-01-31 Joe Malone, Quebec Bulldogs, sets NHL record with 7 goals in a game

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1920-03-03 Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs
  • 1920-03-10 NHL's Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators
  • 1920-04-01 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Seattle (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • 1921-04-04 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • 1922-03-28 Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • 1923-02-17 Ottawa Senator Cy Denneny becomes NHL's all time scorer (143 goals)
  • 1923-03-31 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) sweep Edm Eskimos (WCHL) in 2 games
  • 1924-03-20 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vanc Millionaires (PCHA) in 2
  • 1924-03-25 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
  • 1924-11-01 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
  • 1924-11-29 NHL's Montreal Forum opens
  • 1924-12-22 Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2
  • 1925-03-30 Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1
  • 1925-04-15 NHL's NY Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1925-11-28 NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • 1925-12-26 NHL record 141 shots as NY Americans (73) beat Pitt Pirates (68) 3-1, NY's Jake Forbes 67 saves, Pitt's Ray Waters 70
  • 1926-09-25 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
  • 1926-11-17 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1
  • 1927-09-24 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
  • 1929-02-28 Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
  • 1929-03-02 Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game
  • 1929-12-03 Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
  • 1930-01-09 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
  • 1930-03-18 Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
  • 1930-12-01 NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty
  • 1931-01-08 Philadelphia Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses
  • 1931-01-10 Philadelphia Quakers defeat Montreal, ends NHL-record 15-game losing streak
  • 1931-01-31 NHL's Quebec Bulldogs' Joe Malone scores a record 7 goals
  • 1932-10-01 NHL readmits Ottawa & drops Pittsburgh

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-12-23 Howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1934-02-14 NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto
  • 1935-04-26 Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
  • 1935-10-15 NHL's St Louis Eagles fold
  • 1936-02-18 NHL record 32 points scored, NY Americans (28) & Mont Maroons (24)
  • 1936-03-25 Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Maroons in NHL longest game (2h56m30s)
  • 1937-11-03 NHL Howie Morenz Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 6-5 in Mont
  • 1938-08-26 Montreal Maroons dropped from NHL
  • 1939-03-16 NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-NY Rangers (7), NY Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period
  • 1939-10-29 NHL Babe Seibert Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3
  • 1940-03-07 Montreal Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home

  • 1941-02-25 Boston Bruins set NHL record of 23-game unbeaten streak (15-0-8)
  • 1941-03-04 NHL Chicago goalie Samuel LoPresti stops record 80 of 83 Boston shots
  • 1942-09-28 NY Americans NHL team folded
  • 1942-11-20 NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over
  • 1943-01-14 Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
  • 1943-01-23 Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1943-01-28 Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game
  • 1944-01-23 Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers & NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals & most lopsided game 15-0
  • 1944-11-11 NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-03-18 Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 1947-10-01 NHL Pension Society founded
  • 1954-01-09 Bert Olmstead of the Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • 1957-03-16 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
  • 1957-10-19 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1958-01-18 Willie O'Ree becomes the first African Canadian to play in the NHL (makes debut for Boston Bruins)
  • 1958-11-28 George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-11-01 Jacques Plante becomes the first goaltender to wear a mask during a National Hockey League game

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960-11-27 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1962-11-07 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

NHL Goalie Glenn Hall
NHL Goalie
Glenn Hall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964-05-17 First Tim Horton's coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton

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

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1966-10-19 Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1967-12-08 NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals
  • 1968-02-24 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968-03-03 Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • 1968-12-26 Bruin Ted Green sets NHL penalty record of 3 minors, 2 majors & 2 game misconducts in a game against NY Rangers in NY's Madison Square Garden
  • 1969-01-01 Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969-03-02 Phil Esposito becomes 1st NHL Player to score 100 points in a season

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 1969-03-16 Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1970-03-04 NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
  • 1970-12-01 NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1971-01-19 NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
  • 1971-02-11 Montreal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
  • 1971-02-20 Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season
  • 1971-02-23 Boston Bruins begin 13 NHL game win streak
  • 1971-03-20 Boston Bruins win 13th straight NHL game
  • 1971-08-26 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history
  • 1971-09-09 NHL great Gordie Howe retires
  • 1971-11-21 NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1971-12-30 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)
  • 1972-03-12 NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-03-25 Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 705

  • 1877-11-17 Frank Calder, the first NHL President (d. 1943)
  • 1883-12-30 Lester Patrick, NHL pioneer
  • 1887-10-31 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)
  • 1898-07-23 Mervyn "Red" Dutton, Manitoba, 2nd NHL pres (1943-46)
  • 1901-10-07 Frank Boucher, Canadian all-star NHL center (NY Rangers), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • 1904-12-31 Chuck Gardiner, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1905-07-09 Clarence Campbell, Canadian 3rd president of the NHL (1946-77), born in Fleming, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • 1906-01-29 Joe Primeau, NHL center
  • 1918-02-22 Sid Abel, Melville, Saskatchewan, Canadian NHL hockey player (1948-49 Hart Trophy)
  • 1918-03-21 Joe Carveth, NHL forward (scored 20 or more goals in 3 seasons)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1921-08-04 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 1921-11-18 Peter Pocklington, NHL team owner (Edmonton Oiler)
  • 1924-02-10 Bud (Norman) Poile, NHLer
  • 1924-02-19 Bruce Norris, NHL owner (Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1926-09-13 Emile Francis, NHL player/coach/GM (Rangers, Blues, Whalers)
  • 1927-01-25 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Dysart, SK, CAN, Hall of Fame NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), (d. 2012)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928-03-31 Gordie Howe, Canadian NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings), born in Floral, Saskatchewan (d. 2016)

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 1929-01-17 Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Canadian NHL goaltender (#1), born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec (d. 1986)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-12-28 Terry Sawchuk, Canadian NHL goaltender (Redwings, Bruins, Maple Leaf, Rangers), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1970)

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • 1931-02-14 Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, NHL right wing (Canadiens, Rangers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1931-08-31 Jean Marc Beliveau, Canadian NHL player (Montreal Canadiens, 10 Stanley Cups), born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec, (d. 2014)

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • 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, NHL player/coach (Team Canada)
  • 1933-04-10 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player (New York Rangers), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 2014)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 1934-02-09 John A Ziegler Jr, 4th NHL president (1977-92), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1936-02-29 Henri "The Pocket-Rocket" Richard, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard
  • 1938-10-12 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster, born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1939-01-03 Bobby Hull, Canadian NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72), born in Pointe Anne, Ontario

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • 1940-04-09 Jimmy [James] Roberts, NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), born in Toronto (d. 2015)
  • 1940-05-20 Stan Mikita, NHL center (led NHL in scoring 4 times)
  • 1940-10-03 Jean Ratelle, NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • 1940-12-01 Ron Finn, NHL linesman, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1940-12-02 Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)
  • 1941-07-01 Rod Gilbert, Canadian NHL wing (NY Rangers)
  • 1941-11-22 Jacques LaPerriere, NHL defensive Hall of Famer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1942-02-20 Phil Esposito, Canadian NHL center, GM (Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 1943-04-23 Tony Esposito, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Ontario
  • 1943-09-02 Glenn Sather, NHL coach (Edmonton Oiler)
  • 1945-03-27 Briton Selby, Canadian NHL player, born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1945-09-08 Rogie Vachon, Quebec, NHL goalie (Canadiens, Kings, Vezina-1968)
  • 1946-05-20 Craig Patrick, NHL coach
  • 1946-10-10 Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Montreal Canadiens)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1947-08-04 Ken Dryden, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups), born in Hamilton, Ontario

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948-03-20 Bobby Orr, Canadian hall of fame NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins), born in Parry Sound, Ontario

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1948-07-06 Brad Park, Scarborough Ontario, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins)
  • 1949-03-25 Jean Potvin, Canadian NHL player, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1949-08-13 Bobby Clarke, Manitoba, NHL player/coach (Philadelphia Flyer)
  • 1949-11-18 Ted Sator, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres), born in Utica, New York
  • 1950-04-17 Bruce McNall, American former NHL team owner

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1950-11-13 Gilbert Perreault, Canadian NHL center (over 500 goals), born in Victoriaville, Quebec

  • 1950-12-12 Billy Smith, Ontario, NHL goaltender (NY Islanders)
  • 1951-02-08 Camille LaPierre, NHLer
  • 1951-03-27 Bobby Lalonde, NHLer (Boston Bruins)
  • 1951-06-02 Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Norris-77, 80)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1951-08-03 Marcel Dionne, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Drummondville, Quebec

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1951-09-20 Guy Lafleur, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers), born in Thurso, Quebec

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • 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
  • 1953-02-16 Andre St Lauren, NHLer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1953-10-29 Denis Potvin, Canadian born NHL defenseman (NY Islanders - Norris trophy), born in Vanier, Ontario

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1954-03-20 Charlie Simmer, Ontario, NHL left winger (LA Kings)
  • 1954-09-20 Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
  • 1955-11-17 Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1956-07-17 Bryan Trottier, American NHL Center (NY Islanders), born in Val Marie, Saskatchewan

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957-01-22 Mike Bossy, NHL forward (NY Islanders), 1st 50 goals in 50 game, born in Montreal, Quebec

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1957-05-03 Rod Langway, Formosa, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps)
  • 1957-09-22 Mark Johnson, NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1958-02-28 Mark Pavelich, NHLer (NY Rangers)
  • 1958-04-20 Viacheslav Fetisov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Detroit), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1958-10-18 Kjell Samuelsson, Tyngsryd Swe, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1959-03-29 Brad McCrimmon, Dodsland, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1959-04-15 Kevin Lowe, Lachute, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • 1959-05-12 Dave Christian, Minn, NHL right wing (Wash Caps, Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1959-06-02 Charlie Huddy, Oshawa, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1959-10-29 Mike Gartner, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 1959-11-29 Neal Broten, Roseau Canada, NHL center (NJ Devils)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1960-02-08 Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian NHL right wing (Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals), born in Sarnia, Ontario

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 1960-02-18 Andy Moog, NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988)
  • 1960-03-18 Guy Carbonneau, Sept-iles, NHL center (Dallas Stars)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1960-05-18 Jari Kurri, Finnish NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Helsinki, Finland

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1960-06-30 Randy Ladouceur, Brockville, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1960-07-31 Dale Hunter, Petrolia, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1960-10-02 Glenn Anderson, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1960-10-18 Doug Lidster, Kamloops, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1960-12-28 Raymond bourque, Canadian NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Boston Bruins), born in Saint-Laurent, Quebec

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • 1961-01-13 Kelly Hrudey, Edmonton, NHL goalie (LA Kings)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961-01-18 Mark Messier, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers), born in Edmonton, Alberta

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961-01-26 Wayne Gretzky, Canadian NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers), born in Brantford, Ontario

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1961-02-04 Denis Savard, Pointe Gatineau Ca, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1961-03-08 Larry Murphy, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1961-03-15 Craig Ludwig, Rhinelander, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • 1961-05-10 Randy Cunneyworth, Etobicoke, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1961-05-23 Dave Babych, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961-06-01 Paul Coffey, Canadian NHL forward (Oilers, Penguins, Red Wings), born in Weston, Ontario

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • 1961-06-24 Bernie Nicholls, Haliburton, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1961-08-17 Jamie Macoun, Newmarket, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1961-10-29 Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team USA Oly-1998)
  • 1961-11-19 Grant Ledyard, Winnipeg, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • 1961-11-26 Dave Hannan, Sudbury, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

HeartWedding of Interest

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

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding of Interest

1993-06-26 NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 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

Deaths in Sport

  • 1943-02-04 Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
  • 1960-06-01 Lester Patrick, NHL coach/star, dies at 76
  • 1968-01-13 Bill Masterson, NHL player for the Minnesota Northstars checked into the boards, dies two days later
  • 1968-01-15 Bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970-05-31 Terry Sawchuk, NHL goaltender, dies from injuries suffered during an off-ice scuffle with a teammate at 40

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • 1971-10-13 Stafford Smythe, Canadian NHL executive (b. 1921)
  • 1980-11-18 Conn Smythe, NHL coach 1927-1931 (b. 1895)
  • 1983-05-25 Black Jack Stewart, Canadian NHL hockey player (b. 1917)
  • 1983-12-17 Erik Christensen, NHL player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1984-06-24 Clarence Campbell, Canadian NHL president, dies at 78

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • 1984-07-25 Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (NHL - NY Rangers), dies at 70
  • 1989-02-10 Dan Kelly, NHL sportscaster, dies at 52, "He shoots, he scores!"
  • 1989-06-03 John McCauley, NHL official (b. 1945)
  • 1991-02-01 Phil Watson, NHL coach (NY Rangers), dies
  • 1996-08-13 Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 2012-06-22 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Canadian Hall of Fame NHL player, dies at 85
  • 2014-03-06 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player, dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2014-12-02 Jean Marc Beliveau, Canadian NHL player NHL, dies at 83

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • 2015-10-23 Jimmy [James] Roberts, Canadian NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), dies at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2016-06-10 Gordie Howe, Canadian NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings), dies at 88

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe