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Today in NHL History – June 2

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Art Ross Trophy; NHL Scoring Points Leader

Art Ross Trophy; NHL Scoring Leader (Photo credit: MattBritt00)

 

1948 – The NHL announced that the Art Ross Trophy would be awarded annually to the scoring leader. Elmer Lach (Montreal Canadiens) was the first winner with 61 points in 1947-48.

 

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Today in NHL History – May 27

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1982 – Three New Jersey businessmen bought the NHL’s Colorado Rockies. They got approval to move the team to New Jersey and become the Devils.

Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

2003 – It was reported that Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) would announce his retirement from the NHL the following day.

Ice hockey player Patrick Roy Русский: Вратарь...

Patrick Roy  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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Today in NHL History – May 26

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1988 – The Edmonton Oilers won their fourth NHL Stanley Cup in five seasons. They swept the series 4 games to 0 against the Boston Bruins.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Oilers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Today in NHL History – May 25

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1989 – The Calgary Flames won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens.

 

1995 – The NHL announced the sale of the Quebec Nordiques to COMSAT, who moved the team to Colorado

 

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Today in NHL History – May 19

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The flying P has been the Flyers' primary logo...

The flying P has been the Flyers’ primary logo since the beginning. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1974 – The Philadelphia Flyers became the first post-’67 expansion team to win the Stanley Cup. The Flyers won the cup the following season as well.

1984 – The Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup. They defeated the New York Islanders in five games.

 

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Today in NHL History – May 16

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Mighty Ducks primary logo (1993–2006). The log...

Mighty Ducks primary logo (1993–2006). The logo was subsequently used in the Disney movie D2: The Mighty Ducks. Disney design elements appear in this logo, such as team mascot Wildwing’s goalie mask. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

2003 – The Anaheim Mighty Ducks defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1. The win advanced the Mighty Ducks to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history

 

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Today in NHL History – May 15

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1926 – The New York Rangers were officially granted a franchise in the NHL. The NHL also announced that Chicago and Detroit would be joining the league in November

 

1995 – The Vancouver Canucks set an NHL playoff record when Christian Ruutu and Geoff Courtnall scored shorthanded goals only 17 seconds apart.