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Today in NHL History – February 24


 

Canadian Steve Yzerman, last of the Detroit Re...

Steve Yzerman

1993 – Steve Yzerman (Detroit Red Wings) scored his 1,000th career point.

 

1982 – Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) scored his 77th goal of the season to break the NHL record of 76 held by Phil Esposito. Gretzky ended up with 92 goals for the season and 212 points. He was the first player to finish a season with more than 200 points.

 

Though not NHL History per se, a nice piece of trivia and a follow up from our February 22 edition…

1980 – In Lake Placid, NY, the U.S. hockey team defeated Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games.

 

1980 – Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) became the first player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season before the age of 20.

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