September 28: This Day in NHL History

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September 28 NHL History 1926: The New York Rangers, preparing for their first NHL season, acquire center Frank Boucher in a trade with Vancouver of the Western Hockey League for $15,000. Boucher becomes one of the Rangers’ first stars, helping them win the Stanley Cup in 1928 and 1933. He also wins the Lady Byng Trophy so often (seven times in […]

September 26: This Day in NHL History

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September 26 NHL History 1925: The New York Americans, an expansion team scheduled to start play for the 1925-26 season, buy the roster of the Hamilton Tigers for $75,000. The move comes not long after the Tigers drop out of the NHL for financial reasons. 1926: The NHL decides that blue lines will be measured 60 feet […]

September 24: This Day in NHL History

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September 24 NHL History 1937: The NHL adopts the icing rule, under which a team not playing shorthanded that shoots the puck from its own zone across the opposition’s goal line has the ensuing faceoff brought back to one of the circles in its zone after the opposing team touches the puck. It prevents a team […]

September 22: This Day in NHL History

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September 22 NHL History 1934: The Ottawa Senators move to St. Louis and are renamed the Eagles. The relocated franchise goes 11-31-6 in its only season before folding. 1966: Mike Richter, whose goaltending helps the New York Rangers end a 54-year Stanley Cup drought and enabled the United States to win the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, is born […]