September 10: This Day in NHL History

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September 10 NHL History 1943: The Toronto Maple Leafs obtain the rights to 17-year-old center Ted Kennedy from the Montreal Canadiens for the rights to defenseman Frank Eddolls. Kennedy spends his entire NHL career with the Maple Leafs, helping them become the NHL first modern-era dynasty by winning the Stanley Cup in 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949 […]

August 27: This Day in NHL History

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August 27 NHL History 1962: Center Adam Oates, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and arguably the best undrafted player in NHL history, is born in Weston, Ontario. Many scouts consider Oates too slow to play in the NHL, so he attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute instead. The Engineers go 85-19-1 during his three seasons […]

August 14: This Day in NHL History

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August 14 NHL History 1926: The New York Rangers, preparing for their first season in the NHL, sign defenseman Clarence “Taffy” Abel, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, who becomes the first U.S.-born player to earn a regular spot in the League. Abel, one of the biggest players of his era at 225 pounds, spends […]

April 19: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 19 1947: Ted Kennedy, a 21-year-old center, scores the Stanley Cup-winning goal to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 2-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 of the Final at Maple Leaf Gardens. Kennedy breaks a 1-1 tie with 5:21 remaining in the third period. It’s the […]