August 17: This Day in NHL History

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August 17 NHL History 1896: Georges “Buck” Boucher, a key part of the Ottawa Senators‘ dynasty in the 1920s and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Ottawa. Boucher joins the Senators, then part of the National Hockey Association, as a forward in 1915. He soon switches to defense and becomes known […]

July 12: This Day in NHL History

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July 12 NHL History 1972: Team Canada announces the 35 players who will be invited to camp to form the roster for the upcoming Summit Series, the first time NHL players will face the Soviet Union. The list includes three goaltenders (Ken Dryden, Gerry Cheevers and Tony Esposito), 12 defensemen (including Bobby Orr, who ends up […]

April 11: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 11 1936: The Detroit Red Wings become the last of the Original Six teams to win the Stanley Cup when they defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 at Maple Leaf Gardens to win the best-of-5 Final in four games. The Red Wings win seven of their eight playoff games […]