National Hockey League History (Part 8)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 701 - 735 of 735

  • 1976-06-02 Josef Marha, Havl-brod Cze, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1976-06-26 Ed Jovanoski, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 1976-08-01 David Nemirovsky, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1976-09-09 Mattias Ohlund, Swedish ice hockey player (Vancouver Canucks, Team Sweden 1998), born in Piteå, Sweden
  • 1976-10-10 Shane Doan, Canadian NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Halkirk, Alberta, Canada
  • 1976-10-26 Miikka Kiprusoff, Finnish NHL hockey player (San Jose Sharks), born in Turku, Finland
  • 1976-11-19 Petr Sykora, Pizen CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, NJ Devils)
  • 1976-11-27 Chad Kilger, Cornwall, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1977-01-02 Brian Boucher, American NHL hockey goaltender, 1999-2013 (Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, and 5 other teams; NHL modern record for longest shutout streak 332:01, 2003-04) and broadcaster, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • 1977-01-14 Terry Ryan, Canadian NHL left wing who played in 8 games (Montreal Canadiens, 1996-99), born in St. John's, Newfoundland
  • 1977-02-16 Alexei Morozov, NHL forward (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Pittsburgh)
  • 1977-02-28 Aki-Petteri Berg, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Kings)
  • 1977-03-05 Bryan Berard, NHL defenseman (Team USA Olympics 1998, NY Islanders)
  • 1977-03-09 Radek Dvorak, Czech NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Tábor, Czech Republic
  • 1977-04-18 Dan LaCouture, American NHL hockey player, born in Hyannis, Massachusetts
  • 1977-06-13 Alexei Kariozhny, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • 1977-07-01 Jerome Iginla, Canadian NHL right wing (Olympic gold 2002, 10), born in Edmonton, Canada
  • 1977-07-28 Aki Berg, Finnish NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Raisio, Finland
  • 1979-06-01 Ladislav Nagy, Slovak ice hockey left wing (World C'ship gold 2002; NHL: SL Blues, Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars, LA Kings), born in Šaca, Slovakia

Person of interestJoe Thornton

1979-07-02 Joe Thornton, Canadian NHL center, (#1 draft pick Boston Bruins 1997; San Jose Sharks; Olympic gold 2010), born in St. Thomas, Ontario

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • 1979-09-15 Patrick Marleau, Canadian NHL ice hockey forward, since 1997 (San Jose Sharks, and 2 other teams), born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan
  • 1980-05-04 Andrew Raycroft, Canadian ice hockey goalie, born in Belleville, Ontario
  • 1981-10-01 Johnny Oduya, Swedish NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 2013, 15; Chicago Blackhawks), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1981-10-04 Justin Williams, Canadian NHL right wing (World C’ship gold 2004, 07; Stanley Cup 2006, 12, 14; Carolina Hurricanes, LA Kings), born in Cobourg, Ontario
  • 1982-03-02 Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey goaltender (Olympic gold 2006; NHL Vezina Trophy 2012; NY Rangers), born in Åre, Sweden
  • 1982-04-18 Scott Hartnell, Canadian NHL hockey player, born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1983-10-09 Stephen Gionta, American NHL ice hockey player, 2010-19 (New Jersey Devils;, New York Islanders), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1984-05-01 David Backes, American ice hockey center (NHL All Star 2011; Olympic silver 2010; St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1986-04-21 Alexander Edler, Swedish NHL hockey defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Östersund, Sweden
  • 1986-07-31 Evgeni Malkin, Russian NHL center (World C'ship gold 2012, 14; Pittsburg Penguins), born in Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast
  • 1986-12-06 Matt Niskanen, American NHL player (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Virginia, Minnesota
  • 1987-10-02 Phil Kessel, American NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 2015-16, 16-17), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1988-05-29 Steve Mason, Canadian NHL goaltender (Calder Memorial Trophy rookie of the year 2008-09), born in Oakville, Ontario
  • 1992-05-11 Bryan Rust, American NHL ice hockey right winger (Pittsburgh Penguins, since 2014), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1997-01-13 Connor McDavid, Canadian NHL centre (1st pick 2015 Draft by Edmonton Oilers), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport