1958 - Maurice Richard scored twice and brother Henri had the game winner and two assists, as the Stanley Cup Champions defeated the NHL All Stars 6-3.
1962 - Chicago Black Hawks offered Toronto $1 million for left winger Frank Mahovlich. The Maple Leafs eventually refused the deal.
1991 - Jari Kurri scored three goals in his first game as a King, to lead the team to a 6-3 win over the Jets at Winnipeg, to open the 1991-92 NHL season. It was Kurri's 21st career NHL hat trick.
1991 - Edmonton Oilers traded Mark Messier to the New York Rangers, in exchange for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice, and Louie DeBrusk.
1999 - Rookie John Grahame became the first goaltender in Boston Bruins history whose father (Ron) was also a goalie on the team, when he made his NHL debut in a 4-0 loss at Toronto.
2001 - Boston Bruins retired Ray Bourque's #77 jersey in the 2001-02 season opener, then went on to beat the visiting Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 4-2.
2001 - Brendan Shanahan became just the second player in NHL history to score an opening-night hat trick twice in his career as Detroit won 4-3 in overtime at San Jose.
2001 - New York Rangers signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Bryan Berard, attempting a comeback from an eye injury suffered in March 2000.
Happy Birthday to Tom Webster, Mad Dog Madigan, Justin Williams, Jesse Winchester, Gerry Odrowski, Les Cunningham and Vic Hadfield.