On This Day

National Hockey League History (Part 4)

Events in Sport

Events 301 - 400 of 542

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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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

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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

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin

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

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 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

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

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 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
  • 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

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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

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 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

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

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 1989-06-07 Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years
  • 1989-09-14 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2
  • 1989-10-15 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe as NHL's all time top scorer
  • 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

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

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull

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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
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 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

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

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • 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

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

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • 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
  • 1991-03-31 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

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1991-05-03 Cam Neely is injured on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson, an injury that would limit him to only 162 games for the remainder of his NHL career and force him to retire at 31

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

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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
  • 1991-06-24 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

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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

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 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

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1991-10-14 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner becomes the first player to score 500th NHL goals

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 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 grants permanent membership to 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

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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

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • 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 decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers
  • 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'

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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

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • 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
  • 1993-04-10 Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • 1993-06-26 NHL Draft: Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) center Alexandre Daigle first pick by Ottawa Senators
  • 1993-09-18 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
  • 1993-10-13 Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
  • 1993-11-03 Defenseman Ken Daneyko sets New Jersey Devils 'Ironman' record by playing 322nd consecutive NHL game in 2-3 loss at LA Kings
  • 1993-12-01 St Louis Blues' Bob Berry coaches his 800th career NHL game, a 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs in Toronto; also coached LA Kings, Montreal Canadiens & Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1994-02-15 Tom Barrasso becomes winningest US born goalie in NHL history, as the Pittsburgh Penguins win, 5-3 over visiting Winnipeg; passes record of 252 career wins set by Frank Brimsek
  • 1994-03-21 Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals
  • 1994-03-23 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored
  • 1994-04-24 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • 1994-04-27 7th longest NHL game at 125 min 43 sec: Buffalo Sabres beat New Jersey Devils 1-0 on a goal by Dave Hannan
  • 1994-06-28 NHL Draft: Windsor Spitfires (OHL) defenceman Ed Jovanovski first pick by Florida Panthers

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 736

  • 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 (Team Canada, Boston), born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
  • 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 NHL forward (Team Sweden, San Jose), 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), 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, 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, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967-04-14 Steve Chiasson, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 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, Selkirk, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 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, Iserlohn Ger, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1967-11-27 Garry Valk, Canadian NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) and broadcaster, 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, 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, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • 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 NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1968-07-08 Glen Featherstone, 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, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 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, NHL forward (NJ Devils, Team Russia Olympic silver 1998)
  • 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
  • 1968-10-22 Stephane Quintal, Boucherville, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968-11-08 Keith Jones, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals), born in Brantford, Canada
  • 1968-11-13 Mark Fitzpatrick, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968-12-25 Jim Dowd, American NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), born in Brick Township, New Jersey
  • 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 (Hartford Whalers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969-01-23 Brendan Shanahan, Canadian NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings), born in Mimico, Canada
  • 1969-02-02 Jody Hull, Cambridge, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1969-02-04 Dallas Drake, Canadian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Trail, British Columbia
  • 1969-02-04 Joe Sacco, American NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • 1969-02-18 Alexander Mogilny, Russian ice hockey player & 1st soviet to defect to NHL (Sabres), born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • 1969-02-28 Shawn McEachern, Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators)
  • 1969-03-07 Geoff Smith, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Edmonton
  • 1969-03-11 Dan Lacroix, NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969-03-13 Kevin Kaminski, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Churchbridge, Canada
  • 1969-03-26 Luke Richardson, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1987-2009 (Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, and 4 other teams), and coach, born in Ottawa, Ontario

Weddings in Sport

Deaths in Sport