October 26, 2013
This Date in Hockey History: Oct 26th
1980 - Quebec's 24-year-old rookie Peter Stastny scored his first NHL goal.
1995 - Mario Lemieux scored three times to become the first Penguin (and 20th NHL player) to score 500 career goals. The milestone came in his 605th game.
1995 - Colorado Avalanche acquired Sandis Ozolinsh from the San Jose Sharks, in exchange for Owen Nolan.
1997 - Wayne Gretzky picked up 2 assists in the Rangers 3-3 tie with Anaheim, in New York. The 2 assists (#1,850 and 1,851 of his career) gave Gretzky more assists than any other player in history had points (passing Gordie Howe's point total of 1,850).
1997 - Tampa Bay Lightning fired head coach Terry Crisp, who had been the only coach the team's six year history.
1997 - Steve Yzerman passed Alex Delvecchio as the longest serving Captain in NHL history.
Happy Birthday to Harry Oliver, Jack Crawford, Robert Petrovicky, Patrick Rissmiller, Steve Kelly, and Miikka Kiprusoff.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 12:11 am