Quebec Nordiques in History

Events in Sport

  • 1979-03-22 NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)
  • 1979-10-10 Nordiques' Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game
  • 1979-12-27 Los Angeles left wing Charlie Simmer scores in a Kings' 3-0 shutout of the Quebec Nordiques to extend his modern day NHL goal-scoring streak to 13 straight games (ends next game)
  • 1981-01-24 Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques
  • 1981-02-20 Quebec's Czech rookie brothers Peter and Anton Stastny each score first career NHL hat-tricks in Nordiques' 9-3 win at Vancouver; Peter adds 3 assists and Anton 2
  • 1982-04-01 Quebec center Peter Stastny scores his 4th career hat trick and 4 assists, and his brother Marian adds 5 assists to lead the Nordiques to an 8-5 win at Boston
  • 1982-05-04 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 0
  • 1983-01-12 Quebec Nordiques play 230th NHL game without being shut out
  • 1983-11-05 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period

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1983-12-17 In his 352nd NHL game, Wayne Gretzky scores a goal & 5 assists in 8-1 rout of Quebec Nordiques to record his 800th point and 500th assist; averages 2.27 points, 1.42 assists, 0.85 goals per game to start career

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1984-01-26 Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1985-04-02 Quebec's Czech center Peter Stastny scores his 100th NHL point of the season for the 5th straight year, with an assist for the Nordiques in a 6-4 win over the Boston Bruins in Quebec City
  • 1985-05-16 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 2
  • 1986-03-01 Quebec's Peter Stastny becomes just the 2nd player in NHL history to score 100 points in each of his first 6 seasons, with an assist in an 8-4 Nordiques' loss to the visiting Buffalo Sabres
  • 1986-12-17 Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky scores 4 goals, including a natural hat trick in the 1st period and also records an assist as the Oilers win 5-3 over the visiting Quebec Nordiques; his 41st NHL career hat trick
  • 1988-12-29 Toronto’s Ed Olczyk and Gary Leeman score goals just 4 seconds apart in the 3rd period, tying the NHL record for fastest 2 goals by one team; Leafs beat the Quebec Nordiques, 6-5.

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1990-03-31 20-year old Quebec Nordiques' center Joe Sakic scores a goal in a 3-2 loss to Hartford to become the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
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Joe Sakic
  • 1990-06-16 NHL Draft: Cornwall Royals (OHL) right wing Owen Nolan first pick by Quebec Nordiques

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1991-06-22 NHL Draft: Oshawa Generals center Eric Lindros first pick by Quebec Nordiques

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 1991-10-02 NHL #1 draft pick Eric Lindros rejects Quebec Nordiques' offer of a 10 year, $50m contract
  • 1993-03-02 Winnipeg Jets Finnish right wing Teemu Selänne breaks NHL record for goals by a rookie with a hat-trick in a 7-4 loss to the visiting Quebec Nordiques; passes Mike Bossy's mark of 52
  • 1995-10-06 Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
  • 2000-03-23 Joe Sakic records his 400th career goal and becomes the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche all-time leading point scorer
  • 2009-07-09 Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1960-07-31 Dale Hunter, Canadian NHL center, coach, owner (Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, London Knights [OHL]) born in Petrolia, Ontario
  • 1967-01-25 Mario Brunetta, Canadian hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998, Quebec Nordiques), born in Quebec City, Canada