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Gretzky is the only player to reach 200 points in a season. He did it five times between 1981 and 1986.   (learn more..)

image of Bobby Orr

In 1970/71, Bobby Orr scored an incredible 139 points (37 goals, 102 assists) to become the first defenseman to score 100+ points in a season as well as the first and only defenseman to ever lead the league in scoring!  (learn more..)

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Gordie Howe finished top 5 in league scoring for an incredible 20 years straight between 1948 and 1969.  (learn more..)

image of Mario Lemieux

December 31, 1988 Mario Lemieux became the first and only player in NHL history to score a goal in all 5 possible ways: 1)even-strength 2)short-handed 3) powerplay 4)on a penalty shot and 5) an empty netter.   (learn more..)

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In 1944-45, Maurice "Rocket" Richard lit up the league and set an NHL record by scoring fifty goals in fifty games. The record would stand for 36 seasons until Mike Bossy tied it in 1980-81  (learn more..)

image of Guy Lafleur

During Lafleurs first three seasons, Guy was not playing up to his potential. Jean Beliveau was frustrated with this so he had a chat with Lafleur about his approach to the game. Soon after, Guy abandoned the helmet and "Le Demon Blond" was born. From that point on he was unstoppable  (learn more..)

image of Jean Beliveau

Beliveau played with the Montreal Canadiens for his entire career of 20 seasons. In those 20 seasons the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup 10 times, and of those 10 Stanley Cups, Beliveau was captain of the Canadiens for five of them. Beliveau holds the record for most most cups won by a captain.  (learn more..)

image of Jacques Plante

Jacques Plante was the first goalie in the NHL to practice the art of diving out of the net and covering up loose pucks. He is also credited with being the first goalie to skate behind the net to play the puck, as well as raising his hands over his head to alert his defensemen of an icing.  (learn more..)

image of Mark Messier

Messier retired just 11 games shy of Gordie Howes NHL record for most games played, 1767. Playing in the NHL for 25 seasons, Mark hold the record for most playoff games played.  (learn more..)

image of Don Cherry

In October 2004, Cherry was selected as one 10 finalists as "The greatest Canadian" as part of a program conducted by CBC where viewers voted on the greatest Canadian. Don Cherry finished in 7th place. Not to bad for a good old Canadian boy from Kingston eh!?   (learn more..)




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