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 […]

May 10: This day in NHL History

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1954: Red Kelly of the Detroit Red Wings is named the first winner of the Norris Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s top defenseman. 1970: Bobby Orr scores one of the most iconic goals in NHL history 40 seconds into overtime, giving the Bruins a 4-3 victory against the St. Louis Blues, a four-game sweep in […]