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Today in NHL History – February 20


 

English: Russian ice hockey player Sergei Zubo...

2004 – Defenseman Sergei Zubov (Dallas Stars) posted his 600th point.

 

1993 – The New York Islanders retired Billy Smith’s #31.

 

1974 – Gordie Howe came out of retirement to play for the Houston Aeros with his two sons

Gordie Howe, owner of the Vancouver Giants, at...

"Mr Hockey" Gordie Howe

 

1971 – Phil Esposito (Boston Bruins) became the quickest NHL player to reach 50 goals in a season.

 

1930 – Clint Benedict (Montreal Maroons) became the first goalie to wear a mask in the NHL. Benedict wore the mask temporarily during an injury.

 

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