September 3: This Day in NHL History

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September 3 NHL History 1966: The NHL begins a new era when 18-year-old defenseman Bobby Orr signs a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins. The Bruins, who haven’t qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 1959, spend months haggling with Orr and his agent, Alan Eagleson, before coming to terms on a contract that pays him $70,000, plus […]

June 14: This Day in NHL History

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June 14 NHL History 1993: The Florida Panthers officially receive their membership in the NHL. The franchise is based in Miami. 1994: The NHL’s longest championship drought ends at 54 years when the New York Rangers hold off the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Rangers get the packed house at Madison Square […]

March 23: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: March 23 1918: Alf Skinner of the Toronto Arenas scores three goals for the first hat trick by an NHL player in the Stanley Cup Final. The Vancouver Millionaires defeat Toronto 6-4 in Game 2 of the first Cup Final involving an NHL franchise. 1939: Rookie Mel Hill scores his second […]