August 31: This Day in NHL History

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August 31 NHL History 1931: Jean Beliveau, a member of 17 Stanley Cup-winning teams with the Montreal Canadiens and a hockey immortal on and off the ice, is born in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Beliveau spurns several contract offers from the Canadiens in order to stay with the Quebec Aces of the amateur Quebec Senior Hockey League; […]

July 24: This Day in NHL History

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July 24 NHL History 1975: Forward Jamie Langenbrunner, a Stanley Cup winner with the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils, is born in Cloquet, Minnesota. Langenbrunner, Dallas’ second-round pick (No. 35) in the 1993 NHL Draft, joins the Stars for good in 1996; three years later, he helps them win the Cup. He’s traded to New […]

July 15: This Day in NHL History

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July 15 NHL History 1994: Thirty-one days after coaching the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years, Mike Keenan quits his job, saying at a news conference in Toronto that he’s leaving with four years remaining on his contract because of a “breach of contractual obligations.” He declines to discuss […]