October 8: This Day in NHL History

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October 8 NHL History 1946: Gordie Howe begins his NHL journey when he signs a contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Howe, an 18-year-old from Floral, Saskatchewan, makes his NHL debut eight days later. He finishes his first season with 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in 58 games. By 1949-50, he’s a 35-goal scorer and begins […]

September 8: This Day in NHL History

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September 8 NHL History 1971: Gordie Howe announces his retirement after 25 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and becomes a team vice president. Howe, 43, owns the NHL career marks for games played, goals, assists and points, but he’s coming off his worst offensive season (23 goals, 52 points) since 1948-49 when he decides to retire. […]

March 15: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: March 15 1934: The visiting New York Americans defeat the Ottawa Senators 3-2. It’s the final NHL game played in Ottawa until a new version of the Senators begins play in the 1992-93 season. 1941: Montreal Canadiens coach Dick Irvin rotates goaltenders Bert Gardiner and Paul Bibeault approximately every seven […]