December 19: This Day in NHL History

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Dec. 19 NHL History 1917: The newly formed NHL begins play in its first season when the visiting Montreal Canadiens defeat the Ottawa Senators 7-4, and the Montreal Wanderers hold off the Toronto Arenas 10-9. Wanderers defenseman Dave Ritchie scores exactly 1:00 into the game for the first goal in the history of the new league; his second […]

August 19: This Day in NHL History

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August 19 NHL History 1947: The rebuilding New York Rangers obtain Buddy O’Connor and Frank Eddolls from the Canadiens in a trade for defenseman Hal Laycoe and forwards Joe Bell and George Robertson. Eddolls becomes a regular on defense, but O’Connor, a 5-foot-8, 142-pound center, has a career year with New York in 1947-48, finishing with […]