Hockey Facts


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Hockey: Did You Know

  • Did you know that since 1873, Stanley Cup winners have had their names engraved on the Stanley Cup?
  • Did you know that prior to signing with the Oilers in 1978, Wayne Gretzky was this close to becoming a Winnipeg Jet?
  • Did you know that Boby Hull is considered the first millionaire hockey player when he joined the Winnipeg Jets in the WHA in early seventies?
  • Did you know that franchises in Vancouver and Ottawa have previously won Stanley Cup championships?
  • Did you know that both Montreal and Calgary won the Stanley Cup in years in which they hosted the Olympics?
  • The 1956 Montreal Canadiens team featured twelve future Hall of Famers.
  • Did you know that Lord Stanley (for whom the Stanley Cup is names after) was the sixth Govenor General of Canada?
  • Did you know that Lord Stanley moved to England without ever having seen a Stanley Cup game?
  • Did you know that Detroit’s Terry Sawchuck had a 0.63 goals against average in the 1952 playoffs?
  • Did you know that the NHL took control of the Stanley Cup after the 1926 season where the Montreal Marroons were reigning champions as they had defeated the Victoria Cougars.
  • Did you know that Paul Coffey set an NHL record for defensemen with 37 points in the 1985 playoffs?
  • It took eight years for the first all expansion team Finals when the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Buffalo Sabres to win the Cup in 1975.
  • The Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup in year five of their existence.
  • In a playoff game between the Leafs in Wings in 1960 saw the Red Wings use oxygen in a game to try and boost performance… the Leafs ended up winning the series.
  • Maurice and Henri Richard combined to score over 900 goals (902) and win nineteen Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens during their careers
  • Doug McKay is the only player to have made his sole NHL appearance with a Cup winning team in the finals (Detroit Red Wings – 1950)
  • The first team to have nine forwards who scored a minimum of ten goals each was the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1941-1942.
  • Milt Schmidt, Bobby Baun and Woody Dumary made up the Boston Bruins “Kraut Line”
  • Eric Lindros, Simon Gagner and John LeClair made up the Flyers L.O.D. (Legion of Doom) line

 


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