National Hockey League History

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 399

  • 1909-12-02 National Hockey Association (NHA) is formed in Montreal; original members include Montreal Wanderers and Montreal Canadiens; becomes NHL after some NHA teams leave due to ownership disagreements, and create their own league
  • 1909-12-04 Oldest still-operating NHL franchise is officially established as J. Ambrose O’Brien and Jack Laviolette create the “Club de Hockey Canadien,” known today as the Montreal Canadiens
  • 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
  • 1917-12-22 In the NHL's first official week of play, 3 players score hat tricks in the same game, for the same team; Corb Denneny, Reg Noble, & Harry Meeking each score 3 for the Toronto Arenas in an 11-4 win over the Ottawa Senators
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1918-12-28 Montreal's Georges Vezina becomes the first NHL goalie to record an assist during the Canadiens’ 6-3 win over the Toronto Arenas

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina

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's Newsy Lalonde scores 6 goals as Canadiens beat Toronto St. Patricks, 14-7 at Mount Royal Arena, Montreal; combined 21 goals an NHL record

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1920-01-31 Quebec Bulldogs center Joe Malone sets NHL record with 7 goals in a 10-6 win against Toronto St. Patricks at the Quebec Arena

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
  • 1921-12-24 Ottawa’s Harry Broadbent scores in 10-0 Senators blowout of the Montreal Canadiens; first in 16-game NHL record goal-scoring streak; Charlie Simmer’s 13 game streak (1979) is considered modern-day record
  • 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 Boston Bruins officially join the NHL, becoming the first United States based team to enter the League; Montreal Maroons also join NHL, but only last until 1938
  • 1924-11-29 NHL's Montreal Forum opens
  • 1924-12-01 The Boston Bruins beat fellow expansion Montreal Maroons, 2-1 at Boston Arena; first NHL game to be played in the United States
  • 1924-12-17 The Hamilton Tigers and Ottawa Senators battle out the first scoreless game in NHL history; Jake Forbes (Hamilton) and Alex Connell (Ottawa) each record shutouts
  • 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
  • 1925-11-28 NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB
  • 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
  • 1925-12-26 New York Americans and Pittsburgh Pirates set an NHL record by recording a combined 141 shots on goal in Americans' 3-1 win; Roy Worters makes incredible 70 saves for Pittsburgh and Jake Forbes has 67 for NY
  • 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 beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1, the first win of an NHL record 14-game winning streak, and a 22-game home 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
  • 1931-01-31 NHL's Quebec Bulldogs' Joe Malone scores a record 7 goals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932-03-17 Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz registers his 334th career point with an assist in a 10-4 win v NY Americans; passes Cy Denneny as NHL leader for career points

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1933-12-23 Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz scores in 3-0 win v Detroit Red Wings; his NHL record 249th career goal
  • 1934-02-14 NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto
  • 1934-12-01 Toronto Maple Leafs beat St. Louis Eagles, 4-3 to set an NHL record for the most wins to start the season with 8; Leafs do it again 59 years later; won 10 in a row to start 1993-94 season
  • 1934-12-30 New York Rangers and Boston Bruins battle out a 0-0 tie; first of a 37-game overtime undefeated streak for the Bruins, the longest in NHL history; streak spans over 4 years and includes 27 ties
  • 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 Howie Morenz Memorial Game, Montreal Forum: NHL All-Stars beat Montreal All Stars, 6-5
  • 1937-12-21 Chicago Black Hawks left wing Paul Thompson becomes first player in NHL history to score a goal against his brother; scores on bro Cecil of the Boston Bruins with just 9 seconds left in regulation; Bruins win though, 2-1
  • 1938-08-26 Montreal Maroons dropped from NHL
  • 1938-12-20 Boston Bruins rookie goalie Frankie Brimsek records his 3rd straight shutout with a 3-0 win over the New York Americans, making it his incredible sixth shutout in his first 8 NHL games
  • 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
  • 1940-12-01 4 sets of brothers play in one NHL game when Chicago Blackhawks beat NY Rangers, 4-1; Lynn & Muzz Patrick and Neil & Mac Colville (Rangers); Max & Doug Bentley and Bob & Bill Carse (Chicago)
  • 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
  • 1943-01-23 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

1944-12-28 Montreal right wing Maurice 'Rocket' Richard becomes first player in NHL history to score 8 points in one game with 5 goals and 3 assists in the Canadiens' 9-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 1945-03-18 Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals
  • 1945-12-29 Montreal right wing Maurice Richard scores twice in Canadiens' 5-4 loss to Chicago Black Hawks to record his 100th NHL career goal; reaches mark in just 145 games, then fastest in history; since broken by Mike Bossy, 100 goals in 129 games
  • 1947-11-02 After just 6 games of the season, Chicago Blackhawks trade NHL scoring leader Max Bentley along with Cy Thomas to Toronto Maple Leafs for Gus Bodnar, Bud Poile, Gaye Stewart, Bob Goldham, and Ernie Dickens
  • 1954-01-09 Bert Olmstead of the Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954-11-05 Montreal Canadien center Jean Béliveau scores 3 goals in 44 seconds on future Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuk in 4-2 win v Boston Bruins; 2nd fastest NHL hat trick

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • 1955-12-29 NHL officials wear new vertically striped black-and-white sweaters for the first time in Montreal Canadiens' 5-2 win over Toronto Maple Leafs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956-12-25 Detroit's future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Gordie Howe picks up a Xmas hat-trick & 3 assists in Red Wings' 8-1 win over NY Rangers; most points he scores in a single game in entire 26-year NHL career

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

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
  • 1957-03-16 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
  • 1957-10-19 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, becomes 1st NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1957-12-17 The largest trade in NHL history at the time in terms of quantity; Chicago Black Hawks move Nick Mickoski, Jack McIntyre, Bob Bailey & Hec Lalonde to Detroit Red Wings for Earl Reibel, Billy Dea, Bill Dineen & Lorne Ferguson
  • 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
  • 1958-12-17 Ted Lindsay becomes highest scoring left wing in NHL history, passing Aurel Joliat who retired with 270; scores twice and adds an assist In Chicago Black Hawks' 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins at Chicago Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-11-01 Montreal Canadiens’ goal tender Jacques Plante becomes first NHL net-minder to wear a fibreglass protective face mask

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

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
  • 1963-11-10 Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545
  • 1963-12-04 Boston Bruins' right wing Andy Hebenton sets a new NHL record by playing in his 581st consecutive game in 2-2 tie with Chicago Black Hawks; reaches 630 straight games

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

AgreementContract of Interest

1966-09-03 Future Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr signs his first NHL contract with the Boston Bruins; 2 year deal paying a then record $70,000 plus signing bonus

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1966-10-19 Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings
  • 1967-12-08 NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 710

  • 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)
  • 1895-06-14 Jack Adams, Canadian NHL center, coach and general manager (Hockey Hall of Fame), born Fort William, Ontario (d. 1968)
  • 1898-07-23 Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player (Calgary Tigers) and coach, born in Russell, Manitoba (d. 1987)
  • 1901-10-07 Frank Boucher, Canadian all-star NHL center (NY Rangers), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • 1904-12-31 Chuck Gardiner, Canadian NHL goalie (Vezina winner), born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (d. 1934)

Person of interestClarence Campbell

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 interestMaurice Richard

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)
  • 1923-04-24 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 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 and general manager (Rangers, Blues, Whalers), born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1927-01-25 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Dysart, SK, CAN, Hall of Fame NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), (d. 2012)

Person of interestGordie Howe

1928-03-31 Gordie Howe, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (23-time NHL All Star), 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) who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec (d. 1986)
  • 1929-10-03 Andy Hebenton, Canadian NHL right wing (630 consecutive games; NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

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

Person of interestJean Beliveau

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

Person of interestScotty Bowman

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
  • 1935-09-27 Al MacNeil, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach (Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup 1970-71), born in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Person of interestHenri Richard

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

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard
  • 1938-09-12 Claude Ruel, Canadian NHL coach (Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup 1968-69), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec (d. 2015)
  • 1938-10-12 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster, born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestBobby Hull

1939-01-03 Bobby Hull, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (3-time Art Ross Trophy winner), 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, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (4 time NHL scoring leader), born in Sokolče, Slovak Republic (d. 2018)
  • 1940-10-03 Jean Ratelle, Canadian NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), born in Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada
  • 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 Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1941-11-22 Jacques LaPerriere, NHL defensive Hall of Famer

Person of interestPhil Esposito

1942-02-20 Phil Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach, GM, broadcaster (Black Hawks, Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 1942-07-01 Doug Carpenter, Canadian NHL coach (NJ Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Canada
  • 1943-04-23 Tony Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (Canadiens, Blackhawks), born in Sault Ste. Marie, 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, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens), born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada

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

Person of interestBobby Orr

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 interestGilbert Perreault

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

  • 1950-12-12 William "Billy" Smith, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (New York Islanders), born in Perth, Ontario
  • 1951-02-08 Camille LaPierre, NHLer
  • 1951-03-27 Bobby Lalonde, NHLer (Boston Bruins), born in Montreal
  • 1951-06-02 Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Norris-77, 80)

Person of interestMarcel Dionne

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 interestGuy Lafleur

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

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • 1952-07-01 Steve Shutt, Canadian NHL left wing (5-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Willowdale, Canada
  • 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 interestDenis Potvin

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 interestBryan Trottier

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 interestMike Bossy

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, American ice hockey defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1957-07-01 Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (NHL NJ Devils), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 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, Canadian NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan (d. 2011)
  • 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 interestMike Gartner

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 interestDino Ciccarelli

1960-02-08 Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (most goals for NHL undrafted player, 608), 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 interestJari Kurri

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, British Columbia
  • 1960-10-18 Doug Lidster, Kamloops, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)

Person of interestRay Bourque

1960-12-28 Ray 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 interestMark Messier

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

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Person of interestWayne Gretzky

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, Canadian NHL centre (Chicago Blackhawks) named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players' in history, born in Pointe Gatineau, Canada
  • 1961-03-08 Larry Murphy, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1961-03-15 Craig Ludwig, Rhinelander, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)

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
  • 1968-05-01 Jack Adams, Canadian NHL center, coach and general manager (Hockey Hall of Fame), 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
  • 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 interestClarence Campbell

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 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
  • 2005-07-01 Gus Bodnar, Canadian NHL center (NHL record 3 assists in 21 seconds 1952), dies at 82
  • 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 interestJean Beliveau

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

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • 2015-02-09 Claude Ruel, Canadian NHL coach (Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup 1968-69), dies at 76
  • 2015-10-23 Jimmy [James] Roberts, Canadian NHL defenceman (1st Blues draft pick), dies at 75

Person of interestGordie Howe

2016-06-10 Gordie Howe, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (23-time NHL All Star), dies of a stroke at 88

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 2018-08-07 Stan Mikita, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (4 time NHL scoring leader), dies of Lewy body dementia at 78