On This Day

NHL Hall of Fame in History

Events in Sport

  • 1970-12-05 Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson Trophy stolen from Hockey Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

1988-09-07 Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame

  • 1993-06-25 NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

1997-11-17 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1891-02-02 Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)

Eddie Shore

1902-11-25 Eddie Shore, Canadian NHL hall of famer, born in Fort Qu'Appelle, Northwest Territories (d. 1985)

  • 1907-02-09 Aubrey "Dit" Clapper, NHL hall of famer (Boston Bruins)
  • 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)
  • 1927-07-09 Red Kelly, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach; politician (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Simcoe, Ontario (d. 2019)

Deaths in Sport

Georges Vezina

1926-03-26 Georges Vezina, Canadian NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

  • 2017-01-04 Milt Schmidt, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1939, 41; Boston Bruins) and coach/GM (Stanley Cup 1970, 72; Boston Bruins), dies from a stroke at 98