September 1: This Day in NHL History

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September 1 NHL History 1883: Didier Pitre, a star for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey Association and the NHL, is born in Valleyfield, Quebec. Pitre, nicknamed “Cannonball” because of his speed and hard shot, helps the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history in 1916 and is the right […]

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 […]