National Hockey League History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 300 of 562

  • 1979-03-31 Montreal Canadiens beat visiting Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3 to become just the 2nd team in NHL history to win 50 (or more) games for 4 straight years

Sports History

1979-10-07 Frank Mahovlich formally retires from the NHL after a failed comeback attempt with the Detroit Red Wings

  • 1979-10-10 Nordiques' Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game
  • 1979-10-14 NHL NY Rangers retire Rod Gilbert's uniform number 7, the first number to be retired by the team

Sports History

1979-10-14 NHL's greatest scorer Wayne Gretzky scores his 1st NHL goal

  • 1979-12-20 Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Behn Wilson scores with 4:08 remaining in regulation to earn a 1-1 tie with the Pittsburgh Penguins and equal NHL record for longest undefeated streak of 28 games; go on to break record and extend to 35 games
  • 1979-12-21 Garry Unger’s NHL record for consecutive games ends at 914, as his Atlanta Flames lose 5-1 to the St Louis Blues and he is benched by coach Al MacNeil; record eventually broken by Doug Jarvis (964)
  • 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)
  • 1980-01-06 Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
  • 1980-01-07 Minnesota ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends
  • 1980-01-26 Islanders & Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game
  • 1980-02-15 NHL Oilers Wayne Gretzky assists on NHL-record-tying 7 goals, in 8-2 victory over Washington at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton
  • 1980-02-19 Washington beats Montreal, 3-1 to end the Canadiens' 34 game unbeaten streak against Capitals; Caps 0-32-2 against Montreal since entering NHL in 1974

NHL Record

1980-02-29 Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Gordie Howe scores in the 3rd period to become first NHL player to score 800 career goals as Hartford Whalers beat St. Louis Blues, 3-0 at Springfield Civic Center

  • 1980-04-02 In his first full season in the NHL, Wayne Gretzky scores for Edmonton in a 1-1 tie with Minnesota North Stars to become the youngest player to reach 50 goals at 19 years and 2 months of age

Sports History

1980-04-02 Montreal right wing Guy Lafleur scores twice to become the first player in NHL history to record 6 straight 50-goal seasons, as the Canadiens beat the Red Wings, 7-2 at Detroit

  • 1980-04-06 Gordie Howe completes a record 26th NHL season
  • 1980-04-08 Islander Potvin's 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings & set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period
  • 1980-04-09 Los Angeles Kings tie NHL record with two shorthanded playoff goals (vs NY Islanders)

Sports History

1981-01-23 Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games

  • 1981-02-18 20-year-old Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky becomes first player in NHL history to score 5 career hat-tricks before age 21; scores 5 goals and 2 assists in 9-2 Oilers' home win against St. Louis
  • 1981-02-20 Quebec's Czech rookie brothers Peter and Anton Šťastný each score first career NHL hat-tricks in Nordiques' 9-3 win at Vancouver; Peter adds 3 assists and Anton 2

NHL Record

1981-02-22 Slovak brothers Anton & Peter Šťastný score NHL rookie record 8 points each in Quebec Nordiques, 11-7 win over Washington Capitals at Capital Centre

  • 1981-02-25 NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 mins)
  • 1981-02-26 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn & Bost
  • 1981-03-18 Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period (vs Toronto)
  • 1981-04-01 Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky has an assist (his 103rd) in the Oilers 4-4 tie with Colorado Rockies to break Bobby Orr's 10-year mark for most assists in a single NHL season
  • 1981-04-17 New York Islander Dennis Potvin's 3 playoff power-play goals vs Edmonton Oilers tie NHL record
  • 1981-12-20 Winnipeg left wing Doug Smail sets NHL record by scoring just 4 seconds into Jets' 5-4 win over the St Louis Blues; fastest goal from opening face-off to back of net in history; later tied by Bryan Trottier and Alex Mogilny
  • 1981-12-27 Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 point in a season (his 38th game), with 4 goals and an assist in 10-3 win over visiting Los Angeles Kings
  • 1981-12-30 Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals and an assist in Edmonton's 7-5 win over Philadelphia; gives Gretzky 50 goals in 39 games, the fastest 50 in 50 in NHL history; also sets NHL record with 15-game assist streak
  • 1982-01-02 New York Islanders beat Philadelphia Flyers, 3-1 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to start 23 NHL game undefeated home streak (21-0-2), 14 straight wins
  • 1982-01-21 NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak with a 6-1 win over Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • 1982-01-26 In a 9-2 NHL win over Pittsburgh Penguins, the NY Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 in a 6 goal 1st period
  • 1982-01-27 Los Angeles Kings set an NHL record with their 6th consecutive tied game, a 4-4 deadlock against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1982-02-12 Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record
  • 1982-02-20 NY Islanders win then NHL record 15th straight game by beating Colorado Rockies, 3-2 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • 1982-02-24 Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92
  • 1982-03-25 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season
  • 1982-04-01 Quebec center Peter Šťastný scores 4th career hat trick and 4 assists, and his brother Marián adds 5 assists to lead the Nordiques to an 8-5 win at Boston
  • 1982-04-03 Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • 1982-05-27 New owners headed by John McMullen buy NHL's Colorado Rockies and move the team to the New Jersey Meadowlands under the new name NJ Devils
  • 1982-06-30 New Jersey NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting; legend of the Jersey Devil, a creature that allegedly inhabited the Pine Barrens of South Jersey
  • 1982-08-20 Don Lever becomes first captain of NHL New Jersey Devils
  • 1982-10-05 First regular season NHL game is played in New Jersey (Newark; NJ Devils play a 3-3 tie against Pittsburgh Penguins at Brendan Byrne Arena; Don Lever scores first Devils' goal
  • 1982-10-08 New Jersey Devils 1st NHL victory; beat New York Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands

Sports History

1982-12-14 LA Kings' Marcel Dionne becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals

  • 1983-01-11 Edmonton’s Pat Hughes sets NHL record for the fastest 2 shorthanded goals by one player at just 25 seconds apart in a 7-5 win at St. Louis; first player to break a Wayne Gretzky record
  • 1983-01-11 LA Kings' center Marcel Dionne picks up his 24th NHL career hat-trick and adds 3 assists for 6 points in a 9-7 win at Washington; Kings' first road win after 8 straight losses
  • 1983-01-12 Quebec Nordiques play 230th NHL game without being shut out
  • 1983-02-18 Right wing Lanny McDonald becomes the first player in NHL franchise Calgary Flames' history to score 50 goals in a season in a 5-1 loss to Buffalo Sabres
  • 1983-04-02 New York Islanders right wing Mike Bossy scores in a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins to become the first player in NHL history to score 60 goals in 3 consecutive seasons
  • 1983-04-17 NY Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs NY Rangers
  • 1983-06-22 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
  • 1983-10-05 Edmonton super star Wayne Gretzky scores a goal and assist in 5-4 win over Toronto in the Oilers season opener; starts NHL record 51-game scoring streak; ends 28/1/84
  • 1983-10-08 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7
  • 1983-10-15 NHL Chicago Black Hawks & Toronto Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds), in a 10-8 Leaf win in Toronto
  • 1983-10-19 NHL Philadelphia Flyers begin 13-game winning streak
  • 1983-11-04 Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
  • 1983-11-17 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
  • 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
  • 1983-12-20 Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens, becomes 10th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1983-12-22 NHL NY Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Washington Capitols
  • 1984-01-04 Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
  • 1984-01-23 Buffalo Sabres become the first team in NHL history to win 10 straight road games with a 5-3 victory at Boston
  • 1984-01-28 Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky's NHL record point scoring streak ends at 51 games when Oilers beaten 4-2 by LA Kings; Gretzky totals 61-92-153 during the period
  • 1984-02-11 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11
  • 1984-02-29 Swedish center Patrik Sundström scores a goal and adds 6 assists as Vancouver Canucks beat the Penguins 9-5 in Pittsburgh; just the 3rd player in NHL history to record 6 assists in a road game

NHL Record

1984-03-22 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game

  • 1984-03-31 Mike Bossy becomes first player in NHL history to record 7 straight 50 goal seasons; scores 50th and 51st of the year in a 3-1 New York Islanders' win at Washington

Sports History

1984-05-19 Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

Sports History

1984-12-19 Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history

  • 1984-12-19 Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points
  • 1984-12-29 Wayne Gretzky scores his NHL career 32nd hat trick & adds 3 assists in Edmonton's 6-3 win over Detroit Red Wings for his 100th point in just 35 games; 2nd fastest in history - recorded 100 points in 34 games in 1983
  • 1985-01-09 Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
  • 1985-01-13 Playing in his 436th career game, Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky scores his 400th career NHL goal and adds 2 assists in a 5-4 Oilers' win over the Sabres in Buffalo
  • 1985-01-21 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
  • 1985-02-07 NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals

Sports History

1985-02-23 Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens

  • 1985-03-29 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist
  • 1985-04-02 Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky sets an NHL record with his 34th career hat trick as the Oilers beat the Kings 6-4 in Los Angeles
  • 1985-04-02 Quebec's Czech center Peter Šťastný 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
  • 1985-11-02 LA Kings score 5 goals in a span of 5:37, the fastest in NHL team history; rout Hartford Whalers, 8-1 at Hartford Civic Center
  • 1985-11-10 NHL Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Pelle Lindbergh smashes his Porsche into a retaining wall in Somerdale, New Jersey after a team party, suffering mortal injuries with two passengers critically hurt; his blood-alcohol level was over twice the legal limit, his family had him removed from life support when they arrived from Sweden
  • 1985-12-11 NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 & ties record of 21 goals

Sports History

1985-12-20 Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points)

  • 1986-01-02 Islanders right wing Mike Bossy scores his 499th and 500th career goals in the final 2:22 to lift the New York to a 7-5 victory over the Boston Bruins; 11th player in NHL history to score 500 goals
  • 1986-01-15 Montreal's rookie goaltender Patrick Roy records his first of 66 career NHL shutouts, in the Canadiens' 4-0 win against the Winnipeg Jets at the Forum

NHL Record

1986-01-25 Edmonton's Paul Coffey sets NHL record for defensemen with a point in his 28th consecutive game, as the Oilers beat the visiting LA Kings, 5-2

  • 1986-03-01 Quebec's Peter Šťastný 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

Sports History

1986-03-02 Edmonton's Finnish right wing Jari Kurri scores 2 goals, including the overtime winner, to lead Oilers to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia; Kurri, 100 points for the 4th straight NHL season

NHL Record

1986-03-09 Gilbert Perreault of the Buffalo Sabres becomes the 12th NHLer to score 500 career goals, in a 4-3 win over New Jersey Devils

  • 1986-03-11 Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons
  • 1986-04-02 Paul Coffey of the Edmonton Oilers scores his 47th and 48th goals of the season in an 8-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks to break Bobby Orr's NHL record for most goals by a defenseman
  • 1986-04-04 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season
  • 1986-11-22 Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes the 13th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 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
  • 1986-12-26 Hartford center Doug Jarvis sets NHL record of 916 consecutive games as the Whalers tie 1-1 after OT against his old club Montreal Canadiens
  • 1987-01-22 Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, NJ wins 7-5

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 739

  • 1964-03-17 Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1964-03-25 Ken Wregget, Brandon, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1964-03-26 Ulf Samuelsson, Swedish American NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Rangers), born in Fagersta, Sweden
  • 1964-03-30 Corey Millen, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Cloquet
  • 1964-03-30 Dave Ellett, American NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1964-04-01 Scott Stevens, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman (13 x NHL All Star; Stanley Cup 1995, 2000, 03; Con Smythe Trophy 2000; NJ Devils), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1964-04-17 Ken Daneyko, Canadian-American NHL defenseman (NJ Devils), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Ron HextallRon Hextall (58 years old)

1964-05-03 Canadian NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers, 1986-92, 94-99; NY Islanders), Vezina & Conn Smyth winner (1987), scored 2 goals, born in Brandon, Manitoba

  • 1964-05-21 Tommy Albelin, Swedish NHL defenceman (Calgary Flames), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1964-05-24 Pat Verbeek, Canadian NHL forward, 1982-2002 (New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers, and 3 other teams; Team Canada), and executive (Detroit Red Wings), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1964-05-25 David Shaw, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1982-98 (Quebec Nordiques, New York Rangers, and 4 other teams), born in St. Thomas, Ontario
  • 1964-06-24 Gary Suter, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, USA), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1964-07-08 Alexei Gusarov, Russian NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964-07-20 Murray Craven, Medicine Hat, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1964-07-25 Tony Granato, American NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • 1964-08-02 John Cullen, Canadian NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Puslinch, Canada

Brett HullBrett Hull (58 years old)

1964-08-09 Canadian-American NHL right wing (8-time All Star, 2-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Belleville, Ontario

  • 1964-08-09 Yuri Khmylev, Russian NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964-08-22 Dean Evason, Canadian NHL player (Calgary Flames), born in Thompson, Manitoba
  • 1964-09-01 Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey left wing (1,188 NHL games; NHL All Star 1984, 88, 92; Minnesota North Stars, Montreal Canadiens), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 1964-09-04 Tomas Sandstrom, Swedish NHL forward (Anaheim, Team Sweden 1998), born in Jakobstad, Finland
  • 1964-09-29 John Tucker, Canadian NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1964-11-20 John Maclean, Canadian NHL right wing (NJ Devils), born in Oshawa, Ontario
  • 1964-12-11 Dave Gagner, Canadian NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada
  • 1964-12-17 Frank Musil, Pardubice Cze, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1964-12-21 Joey Kocur, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1964-12-23 Petr Klíma, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Chomutov, Czech Republic
  • 1965-01-14 Dave Lowry, American NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • 1965-01-25 Esa Tikkanen, Finnish NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Olympic bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1965-01-27 Igor Matoushkin, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1965-01-29 Dominik Hašek, Czech Hockey Hall of Fame goalie (Olympic gold 1998; NHL MVP 1997, 98; 6 x Vezina Trophy; 6 x NHL All Star; Buffalo Sabres), born in Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • 1965-01-31 Bobby Dollas, Canadian ice hockey player (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965-02-22 Joe Reekie, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1985-2002 (Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals, and 3 other teams), born in Victoria, British Columbia

Pat LaFontainePat LaFontaine (58 years old)

1965-02-22 American NHL center, 1983-98 (NY Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1965-02-28 Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1965-03-23 Daren Puppa, Kirkland Lake, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965-03-23 Wayne Presley, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965-03-24 Jeff Reese, Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1965-03-28 Jeff Beukeboom, Canadian ice hockey player, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Ajax, Canada
  • 1965-03-31 Tom Barrasso, American NHL goaltender (Calder Memorial Trophy, Vezina Trophy 1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1965-04-06 Gerald Diduck, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1965-04-15 Kevin Stevens, American NHL left wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup 1991, 92), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • 1965-04-21 Ed Belfour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (Olympic gold 2001, Vezina Trophy 1991, 93), born in Carman, Manitoba
  • 1965-05-06 Bob Bassen, NHL center (Dallas Stars), born in Calgary, Alberta

Steve YzermanSteve Yzerman (57 years old)

1965-05-09 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 2002, Detroit Red Wings), born in Cranbrook, British Columbia

  • 1965-06-02 Russ Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey right wing (1,029 NHL games; Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, LA Kings), born in Duncan, British Columbia
  • 1965-06-05 Bob Probert, Canadian NHL right wing, 1985-2002 (Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 2010)

Cam NeelyCam Neely (57 years old)

1965-06-06 Canadian Hockey HOF right wing (5 x All Star; Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins) and executive (President Boston Bruins), born in Comox, British Columbia

  • 1965-06-24 Shane Churla, Fernie, NHL right wing (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
  • 1965-06-24 Uwe Krupp, NHL defenceman (Colo Avalanche, Germany 98), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1965-06-30 Steve Duchesne, Canadian NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada
  • 1965-07-16 Claude Lemieux, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado), born in Buckingham, Quebec, Canada
  • 1965-09-29 Trent Yawney, Canadian NHL player and coach (Calgary Flames), born in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan
  • 1965-10-01 Cliff Ronning, Canadian NHL center (1,137 NHL games; Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Mario LemieuxMario Lemieux (57 years old)

1965-10-05 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, team owner (3-time NHL MVP, Pittsburgh Penguins owner), born in Montreal, Quebec

Patrick RoyPatrick Roy (57 years old)

1965-10-05 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goalie (4-time Stanley Cup, 3-time Vezina Trophy winner), born in Québec City, Québec

  • 1965-10-12 J. J. Daigneault, Canadian NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965-10-12 Todd Krygier, American NHL left wing (Anaheim, Washington), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1965-10-16 German Titov, NHL center (Calgary Flames, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1965-10-20 Mikhail Shtalenkov, Russian NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1965-11-08 Mike Peluso, American NHL left wing (NJ Devils), born in Pengilly, Minnesota
  • 1965-11-09 Todd Gill, Canadian NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Brockville, Canada
  • 1965-11-25 Jeff Norton, Acton, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1965-12-17 Craig Berube, Calahoo, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)
  • 1965-12-25 Dmitri Mironov, Russian ice hockey defenseman (Olympic gold 1992; NHL All Star 1997-98; Stanley Cup 1998 Detroit RWs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1966-01-07 Randy Burridge, Canadian NHL left wing (NHL All Star 1992; Washington Capitals,; Boston Bruins), born in Fort Erie, Ontario
  • 1966-01-19 Sylvain Cote, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1966-01-25 Paul Ranheim, American NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1966-01-25 Pavel Torgajev, Russian ice hockey player (Calgary Flames), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • 1966-01-28 Michal Pivonka, Kladno Cze, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1966-02-08 Kirk Muller, Canadian NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Kingston
  • 1966-02-11 Alexander Semak, Russian NHL center (NY Islanders), born in Ufa, Russia
  • 1966-02-14 Petr Svoboda, Czech NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Olympic gold 1998), born in Most, Czechia
  • 1966-02-17 Luc Robitaille, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966-02-18 Kris King, Canadian NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hornepayne, Canada
  • 1966-02-19 Peter Douris, Canadian NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-02-22 Brent Severyn, Canadian NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Vegreville, Canada
  • 1966-02-23 John Druce, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, LA Kings), born in Peterborough, Canada
  • 1966-03-07 Terry Carkner, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Smiths Falls, Canada
  • 1966-03-14 Darcy Wakaluk, Canadian NHL goalie (Dallas Stars), born in Pincher Creek, Alberta
  • 1966-03-21 Al Iafrate, American NHL defenseman (799 career NHL games, 152 goals, 311 assists for 463 points), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • 1966-03-22 Todd Ewen, Canadian NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1966-04-02 Alexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey right wing (NHL All-Star Game 2001, 03, 09 [MVP]; Stanley Cup 1994, New York Rangers; Olympic gold 1998), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1966-04-05 Brent Hughes, American NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in New Westminster, California
  • 1966-04-18 Valeri Kamensky, Russian NHL left wing (Avalanche, Olympic silver 1998), born in Voskresensk, Russia
  • 1966-05-05 Mike Stapleton, Canadian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1966-05-09 Mark Tinordi, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Red Deer, Alberta
  • 1966-05-10 Mikael Andersson, Swedish NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1966-05-15 Paul Ysebaert, Canadian NHL player (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1966-05-19 Marc Bureau, Trois Rivieres, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1966-05-23 Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All-Star 1992, 93, 2004; Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in North York, Ontario
  • 1966-05-27 Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1966-06-04 Nick Kypreos, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-06-11 Scott Mellanby, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966-06-18 Doug Bodger, Canadian NHL defenseman (Team Canada, San Jose), born in Chemainus, British Columbia
  • 1966-06-26 Kirk McLean, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (NHL All-Star 1990, 92; Vancouver Canucks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966-07-16 Jyrki Lumme, Finnish NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1966-08-13 Shayne Corson, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada Olympics 1998, Montreal), born in Midland, Ontario, Canada
  • 1966-08-16 Ed Olczyk, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966-08-20 Steven Finn, Canadian NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Laval, Quebec, Canada

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