1955 - Detroit rookie John Bucyk scored the first goal of his NHL career. It came in the Red Wings' 2-0 win over the visiting New York Rangers. It was Bucyk's only goal in the 38 games he played during the 1955-56 season.
1985 - Wayne Gretzky picked up seven assists in a game for the second time in his NHL career, in a 12-9 Oilers' over the Blackhawks at Chicago. The seven assists tied the NHL record, first set by Billy Taylor in 1947.
1991 - Buffalo Sabres named John Muckler as new head coach, replacing Rick Dudley, who was fired following a 6-3 loss to St. Louis.
1992 - NY Rangers obtained defenseman Kevin Lowe from the Edmonton Oilers, in exchange for Roman Oksiuta and a 3rd round draft pick in 1993.
2000 - NHL officially appoved the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to Wayne Gretzky and partner Steve Ellman.
Happy Birthday to Daniel Alfredsson, Dave Gagner, J.P. Parise, Pierre Pilote, Ted Hampson, Mark Streit, and Moose Vasko.