February 4: This Day in NHL History

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Feb. 4 NHL History 1943: Frank Calder, president of the NHL since its inception in 1917, dies of a heart attack in a Montreal hospital. He’s replaced on an interim basis by Red Dutton. 1961: The start of the game between the Rangers and Boston Bruins at Boston Garden is delayed for two hours because the Rangers […]

November 26: This Day in NHL History

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November 26 NHL History 1917: The NHL is founded and elects Frank Calder as its first president. The League’s charter members are the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Arenas and Quebec Bulldogs.  The new league emerges from the ashes of the National Hockey Association, which suspends operations a few weeks earlier. After three days […]

July 23: This Day in NHL History

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July 23 NHL History 1898: Red Dutton, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Russell, Manitoba. Dutton becomes the second president of the NHL in 1943, after the death of Frank Calder. That comes after he serves as player, coach and general manager of the New York (later Brooklyn) Americans before the […]

March 19 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: March 19 1929: Tiny Thompson becomes the second NHL rookie goalie to earn a shutout in his first Stanley Cup Playoff game, a 1-0 win for the Boston Bruins against the visiting Canadiens in Game 1 of the Semifinals. Cooney Weiland scores the only goal in the first postseason game played […]