August 14: This Day in NHL History

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August 14 NHL History 1926: The New York Rangers, preparing for their first season in the NHL, sign defenseman Clarence “Taffy” Abel, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, who becomes the first U.S.-born player to earn a regular spot in the League. Abel, one of the biggest players of his era at 225 pounds, spends […]