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 27: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: July 27 1879: Jack Laviolette, the first captain and coach of the Montreal Canadiens, is born. Laviolette grows up in Valleyfield, Quebec, and takes up hockey at an early age. He excels as an offensive defenseman for teams in Montreal and Michigan but receives an offer he can’t refuse in the fall […]

June 26: This Day in NHL History

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June 26 NHL History 1993: The second-year Ottawa Senators use the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft at Quebec to select highly touted forward Alexandre Daigle from Victoriaville of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Daigle scores 20 goals and has 51 points as a rookie, but finishes his NHL career with 129 goals and […]

June 5: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 5 1963: The NHL holds its first amateur draft at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. The six teams select 21 players. The Montreal Canadiens have the first pick and select forward Garry Monahan. The Detroit Red Wings, picking second, take forward Peter Mahovlich, one of two players among the […]

April 27: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 27 1971: Jean Beliveau sets the playoff record for career assists during the Montreal Canadiens’ 6-1 victory against the Minnesota North Stars at the Forum in Game 5 of the Semifinals. Beliveau’s assists on three of Montreal’s five third-period goals give him 92, one more than the previous record […]