Bucyk gets landmark 100th point

On November 9, 1972, Boston Bruin’s John Bucyk became the seventh NHL player to score his 1000th career point with a goal against the Detroit Red Wings. The Bruins finished the game with a 8-3 victory. Bucyk started his career with the Red Wings in 1955 and shipped off to Boston after two seasons. He…

Art Ross Trophy recipient changed

On June 2, 1948, the National Hockey League¬†announced the Art Ross trophy would go to the leagues highest scoring player instead of the most outstanding player. Montreal Canadiens forward, Elmer Lach, who scored 61 points, was the first to be awarded with the repurposed Art Ross Trophy.   Although Art Ross is remembered as an…

The Great One bids us adieu

On April 18, 1999, number 99, Wayne Gretzky skated off the ice for last time as a professional hockey player following a 2-1 New York Rangers loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime. Gretzky’s lone¬†point in the game came from an assist. Brian Leetch scored the Ranger’s only goal. The Great One slowly made his…