November 4: This Day in NHL History

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1962: Bill Gadsby, playing his 17th NHL season, becomes the first defenseman in League history to reach 500 points in his career. The milestone comes on a third-period assist in the Detroit Red Wings’ 3-1 victory against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. 1977: Rangers center Phil Esposito becomes the third player in NHL history to score 600 goals. He joins Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull when […]

June 17: This Day in NHL History

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June 17 NHL History 1989: The Quebec Nordiques begin the NHL Draft in Bloomington, Minnesota, by selecting Swedish center Mats Sundin; he’s the first European player to be taken with the No. 1 pick. Sundin comes to the NHL in 1990 and plays four seasons with Quebec before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs […]

April 21: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: April 21 1951: Defenseman Bill Barilko scores the Stanley Cup-winning goal at 2:53 of overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-2 victory against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the Final at Maple Leaf Gardens. The goal caps the only Stanley Cup series where every game ends in […]