This Date in Hockey History: Oct 31st
1942 - Rookie Maurice Richard played his first NHL game with the Montreal Canadiens. He wore #15, and picked up his first NHL point (an assist) 36 seconds into the game, a 3-2 win for over the Bruins, at the Forum.
1991 - Vancouver Canucks signed Russian forward Pavel Bure to his first NHL contract.
Happy Birthday to Phil Goyette, Mats Naslund, Eric Nesterenko, Risto Siltanen, Tomas Plekanec, Paul Cyr, Bob Manno, Newsy Lalonde, Bucko McDonald, Sailor Herbert, Nick Foligno and Steve Eminger.