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 15: This Day in NHL History

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September 15 NHL History 1960: Maurice Richard announces his retirement after 18 seasons in the NHL, all with the Montreal Canadiens. The “Rocket” retires at age 39 after playing on eight Stanley Cup-winning teams and finishes his career as the NHL’s all-time leader with 544 goals, including 50 in 50 games during the 1944-45 season. 1976: Darryl Sittler‘s goal at […]

August 22: This Day in NHL History

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August 22 NHL History 1974: Longtime Montreal Canadiens star Dickie Moore is one of seven men inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Moore leads the NHL in scoring in 1957-58 and 1958-59, and is part of six Stanley Cup-winning teams in Montreal, including five in a row from 1956-60. He was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL […]