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 22: This Day in NHL History

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July 22 NHL History 1970: Sergei Zubov, one of the best Russian defensemen in NHL history, is born in Moscow. The New York Rangers select Zubov in the fifth round (No. 85) of the 1990 NHL Draft with a pick obtained as compensation from the Quebec Nordiques for their signing of free agent Guy Lafleur the […]