September 7: This Day in NHL History

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September 7 NHL History 1945: Jacques Lemaire, an 11-time Stanley Cup champion as a player, coach and executive, is born in LaSalle, Quebec. Lemaire wins eight championships as a player with the Montreal Canadiens, the first as a rookie in 1968. The last one comes in 1979, when he scores the second Cup-clinching goal of his career to […]

August 3: This Day in NHL History

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August 3 NHL History 1896: Gerry Geran, the first U.S.-born player to skate in an NHL game, is born in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Geran, a center playing amateur hockey in Boston, signs with the Montreal Wanderers and has no points in four games in 1917-18, the NHL’s first season. He resumes his amateur career, helps the United […]