September 29: This Day in NHL History

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September 29 NHL History 1963: Dave Andreychuk, one of seven members of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, is born in Hamilton, Ontario. Andreychuk plays 1,639 games during his 23 seasons in the NHL and finishes with 640 goals, including a League-record 274 power-play goals. He goes more than two decades without making the […]

July 11: This Day in NHL History

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July 11 NHL History 1963: Defenseman Al MacInnis, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Inverness, Nova Scotia. The Calgary Flames take MacInnis with the No. 15 pick in the 1981 NHL Draft and he makes his NHL debut as an 18-year-old by playing two games in the 1981-82 season. MacInnis becomes […]

July 4: This Day in NHL History

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July 4 NHL History 1994: In a trade involving two defensemen and future members of the Hockey Hall of Fame, the St. Louis Blues acquire Al MacInnis from the Calgary Flames for Phil Housley. MacInnis plays with the Blues until retiring after the 2003-04 season; Housley spends less than two full seasons in Calgary before […]

March 24: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 24 1936: Mud Bruneteau scores at 16:30 of the sixth overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 win against the Montreal Maroons at the Forum in what remains the longest game in NHL history. The Red Wings and Maroons play the equivalent of nearly three full games. […]