On This Day

National Hockey League History (Part 5)

Events in Sport

Events 401 - 500 of 542

  • 1994-10-01 NHL owners begin lockout of players lasting 103 days; season shortened to 48 games instead of 84; players seek collective bargaining and owners a salary cap
  • 1995-01-11 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike
  • 1995-01-13 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
  • 1995-01-20 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
  • 1995-01-25 Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers, 5-1 in the first NHL game in their new home, the United Center; defenseman Chris Chelios leads scoring with a goal and 2 assists
  • 1995-03-02 Joe Mullen becomes 2nd NHL player to appear in 300 NHL games with 3 different teams when he plays for the Penguins in a 6-3 loss in Buffalo; Pittsburgh 379, St. Louis 301, Calgary 345

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1995-05-12 Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur
  • 1995-07-08 NHL Draft: Detroit Jr. Red Wings (OHL) defenceman Bryan Berard first pick by Ottawa Senators
  • 1995-10-03 In a huge 3-way hockey trade, Claude Lemieux went to Colorado Avalanche, Steve Thomas to New Jersey Devils and Wendell Clark to the New York Islanders in a swap of high profile NHL forwards
  • 1995-10-06 Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
  • 1995-10-18 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
  • 1995-10-21 Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
  • 1995-10-31 NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ
  • 1995-12-11 Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-01-17 Detroit center Steve Yzerman scores his 500th career NHL goal as the Red Wings beat Colorado, 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena and joins Gordie Howe as the only players to score 500 goals for Detroit

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 1996-01-19 NHL Board of Governors approves sale of Winnipeg Jets, officially clearing the way for the team to move to Phoenix, Arizona in time for 1996-97 season
  • 1996-01-25 Ottawa Senators set an NHL record with 16th consecutive home game without a win (0-15-1) in a 4-2 loss to Detroit at the Palladium; old record (15) shared by 1928 Black Hawks & 1939 Canadiens
  • 1996-04-11 Detroit Red Wings become 2nd NHL team to win 60 games in a season
  • 1996-04-13 En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61
  • 1996-04-14 Detroit Red Wings win NHL record 62 games
  • 1996-06-22 NHL Draft: Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) defenceman Chris Phillips first pick by Ottawa Senators
  • 1996-07-01 Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes
  • 1996-10-04 Left wing Mike Donnelly becomes first player in NHL history to play for all 3 New York teams (Sabres, Rangers & Islanders) when he suits up for the NY Islanders in a 1-0 loss in Los Angeles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-12-01 Wayne Gretzky becomes first and only player in NHL history to reach 3,000-point plateau (including playoffs); records an assist in NY Rangers' 6-2 win over Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1996-12-22 St Louis Blues’ right wing Brett Hull scores his 26th NHL career hat trick to reach 500 career goals in a 7-4 win over the LA Kings; with father Bobby Hull, first father/son combo to each record 500 goals

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • 1997-01-25 In a high profile NHL trade, San Jose obtain future Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Ed Belfour from Chicago in exchange for goaltender Chris Terreri, Ulf Dahlen, Michal Sykora and a conditional pick in 1998 Entry Draft

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1997-01-26 Mario Lemieux ties NHL record with 4 goals in the 3rd period as Pittsburgh wins, 5-2 at Montreal; 39th career hat trick and 13th 4-goal game, tying NHL record shared by Wayne Gretzky & Mike Bossy

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-02-01 Future Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque scores a goal and an assist to become the Boston Bruins' all-time scoring leader, with 1,341 points in an 18-year NHL career

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-02-02 Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • 1997-02-04 Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals
  • 1997-03-15 Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals
  • 1997-03-16 NJ Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals
  • 1997-03-26 NHL announces Anaheim Mighty Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 season in Japan
  • 1997-04-13 Hartford Whalers last NHL game
  • 1997-04-13 NHL Pitts Penguin Mario Lemieux's last NHL regular game
  • 1997-04-17 NJ Devil Martin Brodeur is 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game
  • 1997-05-06 NHL Hartford Whalers become Carolina Hurricanes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-05-30 Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 1997-06-17 NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-06-21 NHL Draft: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) center Joe Thornton first pick by Boston Bruins

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • 1997-06-25 NHL approves franchises in Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, and Minnesota-St Paul
  • 1997-08-06 Newly established NHL franchise Nashville Predators name Barry Trotz as inaugural coach; lasts 15 seasons and 1,196 regular season games
  • 1997-10-01 Carolina Hurricanes lose franchise's debut NHL game, 4-2 v Tampa Bay Lightning at the Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida
  • 1997-10-02 The Bruins beat the LA Kings, 6-5 in Boston to extend their NHL opening game unbeaten streak to 11-straight years (9-0-2)
  • 1997-10-03 Carolina Hurricanes lose the NHL franchise's 1st home game, 4-3 vs Pittsburgh Penguins at the Greensboro Coliseum
  • 1997-10-03 NHL games played outside North America for the first time; Vancouver Canucks beat Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 3-2 in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1997-10-09 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties
  • 1997-10-22 NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky's wife Janet is knocked unconscious and gets 2 stitches after plexiglass falls on her watching a game
  • 1997-10-23 Les Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets buys NHL's Edmonton Oilers
  • 1997-11-11 NHL’s new Columbus franchise (scheduled to begin play in 2000) announce team’s name would be “Blue Jackets” after soldiers in the Union army during the American Civil War
  • 1997-12-01 In their 81st season, Montreal Canadiens become first team in history to play 5,000 NHL games; host the Penguins but lose, 1-0; franchise record 2,625-1,603-772 with .620 winning percentage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-12-14 Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 1997-12-22 Scotty Bowman's Red Wings beat the Boston Bruins, 4-2 giving him 200 wins with Detroit, and making him the first NHL coach to record 200 wins with 3 different teams; also Montreal and Buffalo

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1997-12-23 Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1997-12-31 Buffalo's Czech NHL goalie Dominik Hasek stops 36 shots for his 27th career shutout in Sabres' 3-0 win over Ottawa Senators; his 6th shutout in month of December; first since George Hainsworth in 1928-29 to achieve the feat
  • 1998-01-09 Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky as the best NHL player ever

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-01-10 Vancouver Canucks veteran center Mark Messier becomes the 6th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists in a 2-2 tie against the Florida Panthers at General Motors Place

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-01-15 Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Dino Ciccarelli finds his 5th NHL club; traded from Tampa Bay Lightning to Florida Panthers

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 1998-01-22 NHL's Minnesota franchise selects the nickname Wild
  • 1998-02-03 Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals
  • 1998-02-07 NHL's Dallas Stars retire Neal Broten's #7
  • 1998-02-08 NHL stops season stops to accommodate the Nagano Winter Olympics; returns February 24
  • 1998-02-28 Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points
  • 1998-06-27 NHL Draft: Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) center Vincent Lecavalier first pick by Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 1999-02-15 Wayne Gretzky records 5 assists in NY Rangers' 7-4 win over the Predators; takes a 1,000 point lead over Gordie Howe in all time NHL scoring lead; Gretzky's only appearance in Nashville
  • 1999-02-20 Toronto Maple Leafs play their first NHL home game at Air Canada Centre; Steve Thomas scores overtime winner in a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens
  • 1999-04-18 Wayne Gretzky plays his last game in the NHL, as his New York Rangers lose 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1999-06-26 NHL Draft: Long Beach Ice Dogs (IHL) center Patrik Stefan first pick by Atlanta Thrashers
  • 1999-08-31 Dino Ciccarelli retires from the NHL
  • 1999-09-03 Mario Lemieux's ownership group officially takes over the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins; Lemieux is first player in the modern era of sports to buy the team he once played for
  • 1999-10-01 Edmonton Oilers retire Wayne Gretzky's #99 in a pre-game ceremony before a 1-1 tie v NY Rangers, the last team for which 'The Great One' suited up in an NHL game
  • 1999-10-02 Boston's Ray Bourque becomes highest goal-scoring defenseman in NHL history; 386th career goal in Bruins' 3-1 win v Carolina Hurricanes moves him 1 ahead of Paul Coffey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-10-12 Pat LaFontaine formally retires from the NHL due to lingering concussion problems

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-10-22 NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • 1999-12-03 Ottawa Senators' right wing Kevin Dineen becomes 5th player in NHL history to score 300 career goals and record 2,000 penalty minutes; picks up a misconduct penalty in 7-4 loss to NJ Devils
  • 1999-12-17 Ray Bourque becomes just the 3rd player in NHL history to score 1,100 assists, and goaltender Byron Dafoe records his 100th NHL victory in Boston Bruin's 3-1 win over the Thrashers in Atlanta
  • 2000-02-15 Martin Brodeur becomes first goaltender in NHL history to get credit for a "game winning" goal as New Jersey wins, 4-2 over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers
  • 2000-03-02 St. Louis Blues become just the 2nd team in NHL history to win 10 straight games on the road, with a 5-2 victory in Atlanta; tie mark set by Buffalo 1983-84
  • 2000-04-02 Atlanta center Ray Ferraro scores a goal and added 2 assists as the Thrashers end an NHL record 17-game home winless streak (0-15-2) with a 5-4 win against the visiting New York Islanders
  • 2000-12-27 Pittsburgh Penguins center and part-owner Mario Lemieux scores a goal and 2 assists in his return to the NHL after more than 3 years out with injury problems and lingering cancer issues; Penguins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-0
  • 2001-01-18 New York's Mike Richter picks up his 267th career NHL win to become the winningest goaltender in team history; passes Ed Giacomin; Rangers beat the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1 in overtime
  • 2001-01-21 Pittsburgh Penguins beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4-0 in first-ever NHL game featuring 2 European trained coaches; Czech Ivan Hlinka behind the bench for Pittsburgh, and Fin Alpo Suhonen, Chicago
  • 2001-02-16 Mathieu Schneider of the Los Angeles Kings becomes the first defenseman in history to score a goal against all 30 NHL teams as LA beats Minnesota, 4-0
  • 2001-03-01 Carolina center Ron Francis scores a goal on his 38th birthday in Hurricanes' 3-1 win over NY Islanders to become only the 2nd player in NHL history to score 50+ points for 20 straight seasons
  • 2001-06-08 Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2001-10-03 After a 21-season career, Paul Coffey officially retires from the NHL, having won 4 Stanley Cups with Edmonton Oilers, finishing 2nd on all-time list for points by defensemen (1,531 in 1,409 games), and playing in 14 All-Star Games

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • 2001-10-04 Brendan Shanahan scores a hat trick in Red Wings 4-3 OT win at San Jose; becomes second player in NHL history to score an opening-night hat trick twice in his career
  • 2001-10-04 Boston Bruins retire future Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman Ray Bourque's #77 jersey in the NHL season opener at Boston Garden; beat visiting Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 4-2
  • 2002-06-13 Stanley Cup Final, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1 for a 4-1 series win; Red Wings' 10th title; coach Scotty Bowman retires with record 9th title
  • 2002-11-02 Mark Messier plays his 1,616th NHL game, a 3-2 Rangers loss against the St. Blues, to move into 2nd place on the all-time games played list; passes Larry Murphy and ends career with 1,756 games, just 11 shy of Gordie Howe
  • 2003-01-11 Washington right wing Jaromír Jágr scores his 10th career hat-trick and adds 4 assists for 7 points and his 1,200th NHL point in a 12-2 win against Florida; Jágr has 20+ goals in each of his 13 NHL seasons
  • 2003-03-01 Nashville's Barry Trotz sets NHL record for most games coached with an expansion team from inception as Predators score a 5-4 OT win over Chicago; his 392nd game, Terry Crisp 391 with Tampa Bay

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003-04-22 Patrick Roy plays his final career NHL game

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 2003-05-28 Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL
  • 2004-01-01 St. Louis head coach Joel Quenneville records his 300th NHL win with the Blues, a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Savvis Center, St. Louis; Quenneville is Blues coaching games and wins leader
  • 2004-01-11 Washington Capitals' German goaltender Olaf Kölzig records his 32nd NHL career shutout in a 1-0 win against the visiting Edmonton Oilers
  • 2004-01-13 Toronto's Tom Fitzgerald and Gary Roberts become first teammates in NHL history to play their 1,000th NHL game on the same night as the Maple Leafs beat the visiting Calgary Flames, 4-1
  • 2004-01-21 Minnesota Wild set an NHL record for 2 fastest goals, when Jim Dowd and Richard Park score just 3 seconds apart in the final 15 seconds of a 4-2 win over visiting Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2004-02-16 The Pittsburgh Penguins lose their 12th consecutive home game, a NHL record
  • 2004-03-02 Pittsburgh Penguins end their NHL record 14-game home losing streak when they tie the visiting New York Islanders, 3-3

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 737

  • 1969-03-30 Mark Astley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1969-04-01 Kevin Dean, American ice hockey defenseman (Stanley Cup, NJ Devils; NHL All Star 1995) and coach (Boston Bruins), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1969-04-10 Dennis Vial, Canadian NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
  • 1969-04-14 David Archibald, Chilliwack, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1969-04-18 Vladimir Tsyplakov, Belarusian NHL left wing (LA Kings, Belarus 1998), born in Inta, Soviet Union
  • 1969-05-21 Reid Simpson, Canadian NHL left wing (NJ Devils), born in Flin Flon, Canada
  • 1969-05-28 Damian Rhodes, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1969-06-12 Mathieu Schneider, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders, Toronto), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969-06-14 Éric Desjardins, Canadian NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Canada), born in Rouyn, Quebec, Canada
  • 1969-06-15 Jesse Belanger, St-georges De Beau, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1969-06-15 Sheldon Kennedy, Brandon, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1969-06-30 Jim Montgomery, Canadian NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969-06-30 Ken Gernander, American NHL center (NY Rangers), born in Coleraine, Minnesota
  • 1969-07-05 John LeClair, American NHL left wing (first American-born player to score 50 goals in 3 straight NHL seasons; Philadelphia Flyers), born in St Albans, Vermont

Person of interestJoe Sakic

1969-07-07 Joe Sakic, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 1998-2002) and executive (GM Colorado Avalanche), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 1969-07-17 Tommy Soderstrom, Swedish NHL goalie (Sweden, NY Islanders), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1969-07-23 Andrew Cassels, Canadian NHL center (Hartford Whalers), born in Bramalea, Ontario, Canada
  • 1969-07-23 Dmitri Khristich, Ukrainian NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1969-07-27 Jason Woolley, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969-08-10 Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1969-08-15 James Black, Canadian NHL center, 1989-2001 (Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, and 4 other teams), born in Regina, Saskatchewan

Person of interestPierre Turgeon

1969-08-28 Pierre Turgeon, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • 1969-08-31 Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Olympic silver 1998)
  • 1969-09-17 Rob Zamuner, NHL forward (Tampa Bay Lightning, Team Canada 1998)
  • 1969-10-19 Zdeno Ciger, Slovak NHL player (Edmonton Oilers), born in Martin, Czechoslovakia
  • 1969-10-25 Josef Beranek, Czech NHL center (Vancouver Canucks, Olympic Gold 1998), born in Litvinov
  • 1969-10-27 Corey Foster, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1969-11-01 Tie Domi, Canadian ice hockey right wing (third overall penalty minutes in NHL history; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1969-11-10 Ed Ward, Canadian NHL right wing (Calgary Flames), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1969-12-10 Rob Blake, Canadian NHL defenseman (Team Canada, LA Kings), born in Simcoe, Ontario
  • 1969-12-13 Sergei Fedorov, Russian NHL forward (Detroit, Olympic silver 1998), born in Pskov, Russia
  • 1969-12-19 Scott Pearson, Cornwall, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1970-01-08 Jon Klemm, Canadian NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1970-01-14 Eric Charron, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Verdun, Quebec
  • 1970-01-17 Jeremy Roenick, American NHL center (Team USA, Blackhawks, Coyotes), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1970-01-20 Rob Gaudreau, American ice hockey player (Ottawa Senators), born in Cranston, Rhode Island
  • 1970-01-23 Richard Šmehlik, Czech NHL defenseman (Buf Sabres, Olympic gold 1998), born in Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • 1970-01-26 Dean Malkoc, Canadian NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1970-01-30 Scott Levins, American NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1970-02-03 Jason Muzzatti, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970-02-03 Keith Carney, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team US), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1970-02-07 Denis Chasse, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970-02-14 Richard Smehlik, Czech NHL defenseman (Team Czech Rep, Buffalo), born in Ostrava, Czechia
  • 1970-02-14 Sean Hill, American NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Duluth, Minnesota
  • 1970-02-22 Dominic Roussel, Canadian NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hull, Canada
  • 1970-02-25 Troy Mallette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1970-03-08 Vadim Bekboulatov, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1970-03-15 Paul Kruse, Merritt, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1970-03-19 Janne Laukenen, Lahti FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Senators)
  • 1970-03-25 Shawn Antoski, Brantford, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1970-04-06 Olaf Kolzig, German NHL goalie and coach (Germany, Washington Capitals), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1970-04-07 Alexander Karpovtsev, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970-04-10 Enrico Ciccone, Canadian NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970-04-11 Trevor Linden, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Canucks, NY Islanders), born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • 1970-04-18 François Leroux, Canadian NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Sainte-Adèle, Québec, Canada
  • 1970-04-21 Stewart Malgunas, Prince George, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1970-04-28 Nicklas Lidstrom, Vasteras SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, Detroit)
  • 1970-05-17 Jim Cummins, Dearborn, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1970-05-20 Jason York, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1970-05-20 Niklas Andersson, Kungalv SWE, NHL forward (Team Sweden, NY Islanders)
  • 1970-06-02 Marty Mcinnis, American NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Weymouth, Massachusetts
  • 1970-06-05 Martin Gelinas, Canadian NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Shawinigan, Quebec
  • 1970-06-07 Andrei Kovalenko, Russian NHL right wing (Quebec, Montreal, Edmonton), born in Balakovo, Russia
  • 1970-06-07 Mike Modano, Hockey Hall of Fame center (Dallas Stars; 8-time NHL All Star), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • 1970-06-09 Russ Romaniuk, Canadian NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Winnipeg,
  • 1970-06-17 Stéphane Fiset, Canadian NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970-07-03 Teemu Selanne, Finnish NHL right wing (1992-93 NHL rookie points record, 132), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1970-07-09 Steve Dubinsky, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970-07-22 Sergei Zubov, Russian NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970-07-31 David Sacco, NHL left wing (Olympics 1994, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1970-08-02 Tony Amonte, American NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks, USA), born in Hingham, Massachusetts
  • 1970-08-09 Rod Brind'Amour, Canadian NHL center, 1989-2010 (St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, Team Canada 98), and coach (Carolina Hurricanes, since 2018), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1970-08-10 Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1970-09-06 Igor Korolev, Russian ice hockey player (Team Russia, Winnipeg), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970-09-19 Antti Törmänen, NHL forward (Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Ottawa), born in Espoo, Finland
  • 1970-09-26 Paul Laus, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Beamsville, Canada
  • 1970-10-01 Alexei Zhamnov, Russian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets; Olympic gold 1992), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970-10-10 Alexei Zhitnik, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Buffalo), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1970-10-29 Dan Ratushny, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1970-10-30 Patrice Tardif, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings), born in Thetford Mines, Quebec
  • 1970-11-04 Corey Schwab, Canadian NHL goalie (NJ Devils), born in North Battleford, Canada
  • 1970-11-09 Bill Guerin, American NHL right wing (NJ Devils, Oilers), born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts
  • 1970-11-17 Chris Tamer, Dearborn, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1970-12-05 Kevin Haller, Canadian NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Trochu, Alberta, Canada
  • 1970-12-19 Robert Lang, Teplice CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, Los Angeles)
  • 1970-12-20 Travis Green, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders; Toronto Maple Leafs; World C'ship gold 1997) and coach (Vancouver Canucks), born in Castlegar, Canada
  • 1970-12-25 Stu Barnes, Canadian NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Spruce Grove, Canada
  • 1971-01-01 Bobby Holik, Czech ice hockey center (Stanley Cup 1995, 2000; New Jersey Devils; NHL All-Star 1998-99), born in Jihlava, Czech Republic
  • 1971-01-08 Darren Langdon, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Deer Lake, Canada
  • 1971-01-09 Scott Thornton, Canadian hockey left wing (941 NHL games; Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks), born in London, Ontario
  • 1971-01-17 Derek Plante, American NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), born in Cloquet, Minnesota
  • 1971-01-20 Andrei Skabelka, Belarusian ice hockey player & coach (Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1971-01-21 Doug Weight, Warren MI, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers, Team USA 98)
  • 1971-01-27 Patrice Brisebois, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971-01-30 Trent Klatt, American ice hockey player (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota
  • 1971-02-01 Tommy Salo, Swedish ice hockey goalie (Olympic gold 1994; World C'ship gold 1998; NHL All Star 2000, 02; Edmonton Oilers), born in Surahammar, Sweden
  • 1971-02-03 Roman Cechmanek, NHL goaltender (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1971-02-13 Mats Sundin, Swedish NHL center (Olympics gold 2006; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Bromma, Sweden
  • 1971-02-22 Jason Marshall, Canadian NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Cranbrook, Canada
  • 1971-02-24 Brian Savage, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)

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