What was the first American team to win the Stanley Cup?

The Stanley Cup was first awarded in 1893 to the Montreal Hockey club as the top amatuer team in Canada. American teams didn’t start competing for the cup until a couple of decades later. I’ll explain this a little later, but first we must answer our primary question.  What was the first American team to […]

Wayne Gretzky Teams: Tracing the Path of a Hockey Legend

Exploring the path of Wayne Gretzky’s teams offers a unique glimpse into how this legendary player left an indelible mark on the world of hockey. As time passes and it gets further from his playing days people are still fascinated in the career of The Great One.  What teams did Wayne Gretzky play for? Wayne […]

Wayne Gretzky Firsts: NHL Game, Goal, Point, Stanley Cup + more

Wayne Gretzky is nicknamed “The Great One”. He is the greatest hockey player who ever lived. All great hockey legends have their first – goal, game, point, contract, championship. In this post I took a fun look back at a bunch of Wayne’s firsts. Here we go! Wayne Gretzky’s First Contract In 1978, when Gretzky […]

Sidney Crosby Firsts: Game, Goal, Cup, Contract and More

The term superstar is thrown around quite casually when talking about the game’s best. However, when it comes to Sidney Crosby there is no doubt that he is actually one of the superstars of hockey.  When we look back at his career they will be comparing him not only with the peers he played against, […]

Is 99 retired in NHL? Who can wear it?

Nobody wears number 99 in the NHL, because the number 99 has officially been retired. Wayne Gretzky was the last of a few players to ever wear it, and now it will never be worn again.   Can you wear #99 in the NHL? No, you cannot wear the number 99 in the NHL. The […]

How many Stanley Cups did Lemieux win?

Embed from Getty Images Mario Lemieux is one of the greatest players to have ever played hockey. He makes all of the top 5 lists for best players of all time. Wayne Gretzky has even said that Mario was a better scorer than he was. One of my favourite facts about Lemieux is that he […]

NHL Retired Jerseys by Team

Embed from Getty Images The three best things that can happen to you in the NHL are winning the Stanley Cup, getting into the Hall of Fame and getting your jersey retired. Here is a list by team of all the players who have ever had their number retired by an NHL team. One important […]

Why are hockey arenas called gardens?

Sports stadiums go by a lot of different names – barn, forum, center, arena. But, have you ever wondered why there are a number of different hockey arenas that have used the term garden? What does a garden have to do with a hockey arena?  So why are hockey arenas called gardens? The first arena […]

How many Stanley Cups did Wayne Gretzky win?

Wayne Gretzky is the arguably the greatest hockey player of all-time. Gretzky, known as “The Great One”, would flourish in the Stanley Cup playoffs finishing with numerous records and reaching the Stanley Cup finals six times – five times with the Edmonton Oilers and once with the Los Angeles Kings. Embed from Getty Images How […]

What were the original NHL teams? (Hint: There were 4)

Original 4? Shouldn’t it be Original 6? When I looked into the history of the NHL, as a lifelong hockey fan I was surprised that the NHL started with just 4 teams, not 6. And only 1 of the original 4 teams is part of what is known as the original 6. So, who were […]