October 23: This Day in NHL History

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October 23 NHL History 1966: Rookie defenseman Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins scores his first NHL goal. Orr’s 50-foot slap shot beats Montreal Canadiens goaltender Gump Worsley at 4:13 of the third period to tie the game, but Boston loses 3-2 on a goal by defenseman Jean-Guy Talbot with 2:05 remaining. 1971: Five years to the day that Orr gets […]

October 10: This Day in NHL History

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October 10 NHL History 1979: Wayne Gretzky makes his NHL debut with the Edmonton Oilers and gets his first point, an assist, in a 4-2 road loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Gretzky’s assist comes on the first NHL goal in Oilers history, by defenseman Kevin Lowe at 9:49 of the first period. Dave Hunter scores just over five […]

October 3: This Day in NHL History

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October 3 NHL History 1931: Goaltender Glenn Hall is born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Hall wins 407 games during an 18-year NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues. He’s a key to the Blackhawks’ 1961 Stanley Cup victory, going 8-4 with a 2.02 goals-against average. Hall also sets a record that doesn’t figure to be […]

September 10: This Day in NHL History

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September 10 NHL History 1943: The Toronto Maple Leafs obtain the rights to 17-year-old center Ted Kennedy from the Montreal Canadiens for the rights to defenseman Frank Eddolls. Kennedy spends his entire NHL career with the Maple Leafs, helping them become the NHL first modern-era dynasty by winning the Stanley Cup in 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949 […]