August 29: This Day in NHL History

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August 29 NHL History 1901: Aurel Joliat, one of the NHL’s first stars, is born in Ottawa. Joliat joins the Montreal Canadiens from Saskatoon of the WCHL in September 1922; one year later, he teams with Howie Morenz to form one of the most potent scoring duos during the early years of the NHL. The 5-foot-6, […]

August 25: This Day in NHL History

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August 25 NHL History 1939: Recently retired NHL star Babe Siebert drowns while on vacation at his family’s cottage on Lake Huron in St. Joseph, Ontario. Siebert is preparing for his debut as coach of the Montreal Canadiens after ending his playing career following the 1938-39 season, but never gets the chance. The NHL stages the […]