February 13: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 13 NHL History 1944: Toronto’s Babe Pratt sets the NHL single-season scoring record for defensemen with an assist in a 6-3 victory against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. It’s his 45th point, one more than the mark of 44 set by Flash Hollett in 1942-43. 1966: Longtime Detroit Red Wings linemates Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio reach milestones in a […]

January 8: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 8 NHL History 1944: Babe Pratt becomes the first NHL defenseman to get six assists in a game. Pratt’s big game powers the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 12-3 victory against the Bruins at Maple Leaf Gardens. He shares the record with five other defensemen, including Bobby Orr. 1947: Forward Howie Meeker sets an NHL single-game record for […]

January 1: This Day in NHL History

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Jan. 1 NHL History 1961: Boston Bruins rookie Willie O’Ree, the first black player in League history, scores his first goal. He beats Charlie Hodge for what turns out to be the game-winner in the Bruins’ 3-2 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at Boston Garden.   1973: Bobby Orr ties an NHL record for defensemen with six assists in Boston’s 8-2 […]

August 27: This Day in NHL History

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August 27 NHL History 1962: Center Adam Oates, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and arguably the best undrafted player in NHL history, is born in Weston, Ontario. Many scouts consider Oates too slow to play in the NHL, so he attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute instead. The Engineers go 85-19-1 during his three seasons […]