National Hockey League History (Part 4)

Events in Sport

Events 301 - 400 of 562

Sports History

1987-04-05 Wayne Gretzky wins 7th straight NHL scoring title

  • 1987-10-10 Hartford center Doug Jarvis ends his career having played an NHL record 964 consecutive games as the Whalers lose 6-2 to the New York Rangers

Sports History

1987-11-03 New York Rangers' center Marcel Dionne becomes just the 2nd NHL player to register 1,700 career points, scoring a goal in 5-3 loss at Calgary

  • 1987-12-02 "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend New Jersey Devils 7-5 NHL victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
  • 1987-12-19 NHL Boston Bruins Ken Linseman & St. Louis Blues Doug Gilmore set a record for the fastest two goals in league history, scoring 2 seconds apart
  • 1987-12-23 Buffalo goaltender Tom Barrasso leads the Sabres to a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings to record his 100th NHL victory; makes him the youngest player to reach milestone at just 22 years, 9 months
  • 1988-01-28 New York Rangers' Marcel Dionne scores a 2nd period power play goal in 5-2 win in Philadelphia; becomes 1st first player in NHL history to get 20 goals in each of his first 17 seasons
  • 1988-02-28 Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
  • 1988-03-01 Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky picks up a 1st period assist in Oilers' 5-3 win over LA Kings to move ahead of Gordie Howe as NHL's all time leader in career assists; Howe 1,049 assists in 26 years, Gretzky 1,050 in 9 years

Sports History

1988-03-31 New York Islanders celebrate defenseman Denis Potvin's 1,000 points and 1,000 NHL games at tribute night at Nassau Coliseum

Sports History

1988-04-03 Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak

  • 1988-04-09 NHL New Jersey Devils win 3-0 over New York Islanders; Devils lead 2-1 in playoff 1st round
  • 1988-04-22 NJ Devil Patrik Sundstrom sets NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick & 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals
  • 1988-05-08 Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils
  • 1988-05-24 Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals

Sports History

1988-10-24 NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires

  • 1988-11-23 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
  • 1988-12-04 Edmonton center Jimmy Carson becomes just the third player to score 6 NHL hat tricks before the age of 21 in the Oilers 10-6 win over the New York Rangers

Sports History

1988-12-07 NHL NY Islanders fire head coach Terry Simpson, and replace him with former coach Al Arbour

  • 1988-12-10 Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Montreal Canadiens
  • 1988-12-17 Bryan Murray becomes 17th NHL coach to win 300 games (Wash Caps)
  • 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.
  • 1988-12-31 Pittsburgh NHL center Mario Lemieux accounts for all his team's goals in Penguins 8-6 win over the NJ Devils; famously scores 5 goals, each in a different way: even strength, power play, shorthanded, penalty shot and empty net; also 3 assists
  • 1989-01-10 LA Kings center Wayne Gretzky becomes NHL’s all-time leading scorer in combined regular season & playoff points; 4 assists in 5-4 home win over Edmonton brings his total to 2,011, 1 more than Gordie Howe
  • 1989-01-17 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
  • 1989-01-20 Pittsburgh center Mario Lemieux becomes just the 2nd player in NHL history to score 50 goals in less than 50 games; #50 in 44th game as the Penguins lose 7-3 to the Jets in Winnipeg
  • 1989-01-21 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer
  • 1989-01-25 Mario Lemieux scores a goal and 3 assists in Penguins' 5-4 win over Winnipeg in Pittsburgh; sets NHL record by picking up a point in 14 consecutive games; record stands for 10 years

Sports History

1989-01-27 Detroit Red Wings center Steve Yzerman becomes the 4th NHL player to record 100 points in 50 games or less with a goal and 2 assists as Red Wings beat Toronto, 8-1

  • 1989-03-29 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
  • 1989-04-02 Calgary Flames right wing Joe Mullen sets new NHL record for most points in a season by a American-born player, with a goal and 2 assists in a 4-2 win over Edmonton Oilers gives him 110 points
  • 1989-04-25 Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period

Sports History

1989-05-24 NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

NHL Record

1990-01-11 NHL New York Islander Pat LaFontaine sets team record of scoring goals in 11 straight games

  • 1990-01-15 In a bizarre twist in the NHL, Washington Capitals fire coach Brian Murray, who had been head coach since 1981; replace him with his brother Terry, who had been coaching in the minors
  • 1990-01-21 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director
  • 1990-01-30 LA center Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record by scoring his 100th point of the season for the 11th straight season; milestone comes with an assist in a 5-2 Kings' win over visiting New Jersey Devils

Sports History

1990-02-06 Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby Hull) to score 50

Sports History

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

  • 1990-06-16 NHL Draft: Cornwall Royals (OHL) right wing Owen Nolan first pick by Quebec Nordiques
  • 1990-07-07 New Jersey Devils sign star Russian defensemen Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov to NHL contracts despite criticism they are taking North American jobs
  • 1990-10-05 Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Kevin Stevens has 2 goals & 4 assists in 7-4 opening-night win against the Washington Capitals at Capital Centre to set NHL record for most points in a season opener (6)
  • 1990-12-06 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning

Sports History

1990-12-22 Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games

  • 1990-12-27 Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames, 4-1 to record their 500th all-time NHL victory; set in just 915 games for a record of 500-295-120, good for a winning % of .612; best in history upon reaching milestone
  • 1991-01-03 Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest and youngest player in NHL history to score 700 goals (886 games at age 29 years, 342 days) in LA Kings’ 6-3 win over the NY Islanders at the Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum
  • 1991-01-17 Andy Van Hellemond sets NHL record for most games worked by a referee when he appears in his 1,173rd regular season encounter as the St. Louis Blues host the Montreal Canadiens
  • 1991-01-25 St. Louis right wing Brett Hull scores twice in Blues' 9-4 win at Detroit, to give him 50 goals in 49 games; becomes 3rd player in NHL history with 50 goals in less than 50 games
  • 1991-02-05 LA King Dave Taylor becomes 29th NHler to score 1000 points

Sports History

1991-02-18 Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0

  • 1991-03-02 St. Louis right wing Brett Hull becomes a 70-goal scorer for the 2nd straight season and has 3 assists to help the Blues earn a 4-4 tie in Philadelphia; finishes season with NHL career-best 86 goals
  • 1991-03-19 St Louis Blues Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season
  • 1991-03-21 Quebec Nordiques goaltender Ron Tugnutt sets NHL modern-day record for most saves in a regular season non-loss game (70 of 73 shots in 3-3 tie with the Boston Bruins
  • 1991-03-31 St. Louis Blues' future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Brett Hull scores his 86th goal of the season in a 2-1 win over Minnesota North Stars; 3rd best total in NHL history
  • 1991-04-10 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal
  • 1991-04-14 Chic Blackhawks becomes 1st NHL regular season champion in 20 years to lose in 1st round of the playoffs (To Minn North Stars)
  • 1991-04-16 St Louis Blues becomes 8th NHL team in Play-off to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in game 7

Sports History

1991-05-03 Future Hockey HOF right wing Cam Neely injures knee on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson in Wales Conference Finals; injury limits him to only 162 games for remainder of NHL career; retires at 31

  • 1991-06-13 NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)

Sports History

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

  • 1991-06-24 NHL adopts instant-replay and tenth of second clock in final minute
  • 1991-09-27 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
  • 1991-10-02 NHL #1 draft pick Eric Lindros rejects Quebec Nordiques' offer of a 10 year, $50m contract

Sports History

1991-10-04 Edmonton Oilers trade captain Mark Messier (on the team for all 5 Stanley Cups) to the NY Rangers in exchange for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice & Louie DeBrusk; Messier leads Rangers to Cup 2 seasons later

  • 1991-10-04 San Jose Sharks play first NHL game in franchise history, a 4-3 loss in Vancouver; native Californian Craig Coxe scores club's first goal while Jeff Hackett makes an impressive 48 saves
  • 1991-10-09 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3

Sports History

1991-10-14 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner becomes 1st NHL player to score his 500th goal, 500th assist, and 1000th point all in the same season

  • 1991-10-17 Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)
  • 1991-11-08 Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring mark with 311th goal
  • 1991-12-17 Pittsburgh Penguins score team record 8 goals in one period in 2nd session of 10-2 win over NHL expansion San Jose Sharks
  • 1991-12-20 NHL approves expansion teams Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators
  • 1991-12-26 Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Joe Mullen scores 4 goals for the second straight NHL game as the Pittsburgh Penguins rout Toronto, 12-1; Mario Lemieux adds 2 goals & 5 assists and Kevin Stevens has 2 goals & 4 assists
  • 1992-01-28 St. Louis right wing Brett Hull becomes 2nd player (after Wayne Gretzky) in NHL history to record back-to-back seasons of 50 goals in 50 games; #50 comes in 3-3 Blues' tie in Los Angeles
  • 1992-02-01 Defenseman Denis Potvin's #5 becomes first number retired by NY Islanders; Potvin played entire 15 year NHL career in NY
  • 1992-02-19 In a blockbuster NHL trade, Pittsburgh Penguins send Mark Recchi, Brian Benning & LA's 1st round 1992 pick (Jason Bowen) to the Philadelphia Flyers for Kjell Samuelsson, Rick Tocchet & Ken Wregget

Sports History

1992-02-29 Boston’s Ray Bourque becomes just the 3rd defenseman in NHL history to score 1,000 career points with a goal and 2 assists in the Bruins' 5-5 tie with Washington Capitals at Boston Garden

  • 1992-03-26 NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years
  • 1992-04-01 NHL players begin first strike in 75-year history; 10 day action earns large playoff bonus increase, more control over licensing of their likenesses and changes to free agency system
  • 1992-04-10 NHL strike ends after 10 days
  • 1992-04-15 NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches most NHL games (1,438)
  • 1992-06-20 NHL Draft: ZPS Zlin (Czechoslovakia) defenceman Roman Hamrlik first pick by Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 1992-06-29 NHL arbitrator decides Eric Lindros goes to Philadelphia Flyers instead of New York Rangers, after Quebec traded him twice; Quebec received 6 player, two draft picks and $15M
  • 1992-09-19 Demolition begins of JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; built in 1926 as Sesquicentennial Stadium, also known as Municipal Stadium, it hosted the 1926 Tunney-Dempsey fight, 41 Army-Navy football games, The Beatles; The Rolling Stones; victory rallies for The NHL Flyers and MLB Phillies; and the US portion of Live-Aid
  • 1992-09-23 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
  • 1992-10-01 Gil Stein officially becomes only the 5th president in the NHL's 75 year history; serves for just one year before the title changed to “commissioner”
  • 1992-10-07 Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)
  • 1992-10-08 Ottawa Senators 1st NHL game
  • 1992-12-09 NHL NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season
  • 1992-12-10 NHL awards franchises to Miami & Anaheim for 1994-95
  • 1992-12-26 The NHL's San Jose Sharks end a 13-game losing streak with a 7-2 win over the LA Kings, albeit allowing 59 shots, the most in team history; Jeff Hacket makes 57 saves
  • 1992-12-30 Washington defenseman Al Iafrate becomes first player in NHL history to have his shot officially break 100 miles per hour; records 101.4 mph during the Capitals Superskills competition
  • 1993-01-12 NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • 1993-02-17 Hartford right wing Pat Verbeek scores his 300th career NHL goal and adds his 300th career assist in a 5-3 Whalers' home loss to the Buffalo Sabres
  • 1993-03-01 New expansion NHL team, owned in Anaheim, CA by Disney, receives its name, inspired by the 1992 Disney movie 'The Mighty Ducks'

Sports History

1993-03-01 Pavel Bure scores twice to become the first player in Vancouver's 23 year history to record 50 goals in an NHL season as Canucks beat the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2 in Hamilton

  • 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
  • 1993-03-09 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 740

  • 1966-09-09 Kevin Hatcher, American NHL defenseman (Team USA, Dallas, Pitts), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1966-09-10 Joe Nieuwendyk, Canadian NHL center (Stanley Cup 1989 Calgary, 1999 Dallas, 2003 New Jersey; Olympic gold 2002), born in Oshawa, Ontario
  • 1966-09-13 Igor Kravchuk, Russian NHL defenseman (Team Russia, St Louis), born in Ufa, Russia
  • 1966-09-22 Mike Richter, American NHL goalie (NY Rangers, Team USA 1998), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • 1966-09-29 Rudy Poeschek, Canadian NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 1966-10-05 Fredrik Olausson, Vaxsjo Swe, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1966-10-11 Shawn Chambers, American NHL defenseman (Team USA, NJ Devils), born in Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • 1966-10-25 Wendel Clark, Canadian NHL hockey left wing, 1985-2000, No. 1 draft pick (Toronto Maple Leafs, and 5 other teams), and restaurateur, born in Kelvington, Saskatchewan
  • 1966-10-27 Brad Lauer, Canadian NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Humboldt, Canada
  • 1966-10-28 Benoit Hogue, Canadian NHL center (Dallas Stars), born in Repentigny, Quebec
  • 1966-12-02 Kelly Buchberger, Canadian NHL right wing and coach (World C'ship gold 1994; Stanley Cup 1987, 90; Edmonton Oilers), born in Langenburg, Saskatchewan
  • 1966-12-09 Dana Murzyn, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1966-12-12 Jim Sandlak, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1966-12-14 Bill Ranford, Canadian NHL goalie, 1985-2000 (Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, and 2 other teams, Team Canada), and goaltending coach (Los Angeles Kings), born in Brandon, Manitoba
  • 1966-12-19 Eric Weinrich, Roanoke, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1967-01-07 Guy Hebert, American NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98), born in Troy, New York
  • 1967-01-09 Dave Mcllwain, Canadian NHL center (Pitts Penguins), born in Seaforth, Canada
  • 1967-01-09 Jamie Huscroft, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Creston, British Columbia
  • 1967-01-11 Ronnie Stern, St-Agathe, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1967-01-12 Ulf Dahlén, Swedish SEL and NHL forward, 1985-2003 (Team Sweden, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, and 5 other teams), born in Östersund, Sweden
  • 1967-01-25 Randy McKay, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1998, 2000; NJ Devils; 932 NHL games), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967-01-27 Dave Manson, Prince Albert, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967-01-29 Sean Burke, Canadian ice hockey goalie (NHL All-Star 1989, 2001, 02; Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes; Canada Cup gold 1991), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1967-02-11 Derek King, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Hamilton, Canada
  • 1967-02-14 Calle Johansson, Swedish NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1967-02-17 Gary Shuchuk, Canadian former NHL centre and coach (LA Kings), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1967-02-23 Gord Murphy, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1967-02-27 Dallas Eakins, American-Canadian NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Dade City, Florida
  • 1967-02-27 Robert Kron, Czech NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Brno, Czechia
  • 1967-03-08 Brent Fedyk, Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • 1967-03-11 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1967-03-17 Chris Luongo, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-04-10 Donald Dufresne, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1967-04-10 Kay Whitmore Jr., Canadian ice hockey goaltender (NY Rangers), born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • 1967-04-14 Jeff Finley, Canadian NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Edmonton,
  • 1967-04-14 Steve Chiasson, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Barrie, Ontario
  • 1967-04-29 Curtis Joseph, Canadian NHL goalie (Team Canada, Edmonton Oilers), born in Keswick, Ontario
  • 1967-05-12 Warren Rychel, Canadian NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in Strathroy, Ontario
  • 1967-05-29 Mike Keane, Canadian NHL right wing (3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1967-06-20 Pat Jablonski, American NHL goalie, 1989-98 (Montreal Canadiens, and 4 other teams), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1967-06-24 Bill Huard, Welland, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • 1967-07-27 Craig Wolanin, American NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1967-08-11 Brad Dalgarno, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1967-08-15 Neil Wilkinson, Canadian NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Selkirk, Manitoba
  • 1967-08-17 Nelson Emerson, Canadian NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1967-08-29 Shaun Van Allen, Canadian NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1967-09-26 Craig Janney, American NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1967-10-01 Scott Young, US Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (1,181 NHL games; Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche), born in Clinton, Massachusetts
  • 1967-10-11 Dennis Vaske, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1967-10-14 Sylvain Lefebvre, Canadian NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Richmond, Canada
  • 1967-10-16 Joe Murphy, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • 1967-10-21 Bill Berg, St Catharines, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
  • 1967-10-25 Kelly Chase, Canadian NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan
  • 1967-10-30 Pat Elynuik, Canadian NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan
  • 1967-11-18 Jocelyn Lemieux, Mont Laurier, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1967-11-23 Brian Glynn, German NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Iserlohn, West Germany
  • 1967-11-27 Garry Valk, Canadian NHL left wing, 1990-2003 (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and 3 other teams) and broadcaster (Vancouver Canucks), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1967-12-17 Vincent Damphousse, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967-12-18 Bob Corkum, Salisbury, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1968-01-05 Joe Juneau, Canadian NHL center (Washington Capitals), born in Pont-Rouge, Canada
  • 1968-01-08 Alexander Alexeyev, American NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1968-02-01 Mark Recchi, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1991, 2006, 11; at 43 oldest player to score in Stanley Cup Finals Series), born in Kamloops, Canada
  • 1968-02-03 Frantisek Kucera, NHL defenseman (Vanc Canucks, Olympic gold 1998), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1968-02-07 Peter Bondra, Lutsk Ukr, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • 1968-02-10 Peter Popovic, Swedish NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Köping, Sweden
  • 1968-02-19 Rob Dimaio, Canadian NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1968-02-26 Leif Rohlin, Swedish NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vasteras, Sweden
  • 1968-02-27 Mike Sullivan, American NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Marshfield, Massachusetts
  • 1968-03-03 Brian Leetch, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NY Rangers), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1968-03-05 Shjon Podein, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1968-03-08 Rob Zettler, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1968-03-21 Johan Garpenlov, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1968-04-12 Adam Graves, Canadian left wing hockey player (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-04-22 Zarley Zalapski, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1987-2000 (Pittsburgh Penguins; Calgary Flames, and 3 other teams), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 2017)
  • 1968-04-30 Richard Pilon, Canadian NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1968-05-04 Kevin Todd, Canadian ice hockey NHL center (LA Kings), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1968-05-19 Mark Janssens, Surrey, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1968-06-08 Rob Ray, Belleville, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1968-06-21 Darryl Shannon, Canadian NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Barrie, Ontario
  • 1968-06-29 Theoren Fleury, Canadian NHL right wing (Calgary Flames, Canada), born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1968-07-03 Teppo Numminen, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (1,372 NHL games Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes [captain], Buffalo Sabres), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1968-07-08 Glen Featherstone, Canadian NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-07-20 Jimmy Carson, American NHL center (6 NHL hat tricks before age 21), born in Southfield, Michigan
  • 1968-07-21 Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)
  • 1968-08-10 Alex Andrievski, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968-08-12 Viktor Karatchoun, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968-08-15 Vassili Pankov, Belarusian NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1968-08-24 Benoît Brunet, Canadian NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
  • 1968-08-28 Tom Fitzgerald, American NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Billerica, Massachusetts
  • 1968-08-30 Vladimir Malakhov, Russian NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
  • 1968-09-17 Valeri Zelepukin, Russian NHL forward (NJ Devils, Team Russia Olympic silver 1998), born in Voskresensk, Soviet Union
  • 1968-10-02 Glen Wesley, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach and administrator (Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes), born in Red Deer, Alberta
  • 1968-10-11 Claude Lapointe, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada
  • 1968-11-08 Keith Jones, Canadian NHL right wing (Washington Capitals), born in Brantford, Canada
  • 1968-11-13 Mark Fitzpatrick, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-12-30 Kevin Dahl, Regina, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1969-01-02 Róbert Švehla, Slovak NHL defenceman (Florida Panthers 573 games; Slovakia 44 games), born in Martin, Slovakia
  • 1969-01-12 Cam Russell, Canadian NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1969-01-15 Adam Burt, American NHL defenseman, 1988-2001 (Hartford Whalers, and 3 other teams), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969-01-23 Brendan Shanahan, Canadian NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings), born in Mimico, Canada

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