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Today in NHL History – April 16


 
1999 – Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement from the National Hockey League (NHL) after the game on April 18th.

 

1949 – The Toronto Maple Leafs became the first NHL team to win three straight Stanley Cups titles.

 

1939 – The Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs to win the 1938-39 Stanley Cup Championship. It was the first time the best-of-seven series was used. The championship series had been a best-of-five in previous years.

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