September 24: This Day in NHL History

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September 24 NHL History 1937: The NHL adopts the icing rule, under which a team not playing shorthanded that shoots the puck from its own zone across the opposition’s goal line has the ensuing faceoff brought back to one of the circles in its zone after the opposing team touches the puck. It prevents a team […]

September 3: This Day in NHL History

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September 3 NHL History 1966: The NHL begins a new era when 18-year-old defenseman Bobby Orr signs a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins. The Bruins, who haven’t qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 1959, spend months haggling with Orr and his agent, Alan Eagleson, before coming to terms on a contract that pays him $70,000, plus […]