Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More Trivia Fun

This is from Don Weekes' All-Star Hockey Challenge (Greystone Books, 2000).

Firsts: part 1

  • Jean Beliveau was the first hockey player on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
  • Phil Esposito was the first NHLer to score 100 points.
  • Gordie Howe was the first player to win the Hart Trophy 5 times.
  • Jaromir Jagr was the first European player to lead the NHL in scoring.
  • Jean Ratelle was the first player to score 100 points for 2 teams.
  • Mike Gartner was the first NHLer to get 30 goals in 15 straight seasons.
  • Kevin Stevens was the first player to get 100 points and 200 PIM in the same season.
  • Borje Salming was the first European-trained player to play in 1,000 NHL games
  • Craig Simpson was the first player to score 50 goals, split between 2 different teams in one season.
  • Mike Bossy was the first rookie to score 50 goals in one season.
Firsts: part 2
  • First American-trained player to score a hat trick in the NHL: George Owen; born in Ontario, raised in Boston
  • First US-born 50-goal scorer: Bob Carpenter
  • First American goalie to win Vezina: Frank Brimsek
  • First US-born coach to win the Cup: Leo Dandurand
  • First American to play 1,000 games: Gordie Roberts
  • First American chosen 1st overall in draft: Brian Lawton
  • First US-born player with a 100-point season: Neal Broten
  • First Vermont-born player to make the NHL: John LeClair
  • First American defensemen to win the Norris: Rod Languay
  • First US-born player to lead NHL in goal scoring: Keith Tkachuk
Firsts: part 3
  • Wayne Gretzky: 1st player to score 200 points in one season
  • Terry Sawchuk: 1st goalie in NHL history to record 400 wins
  • Bobby Hull: 1st NHLer to score more than 50 goals in a season
  • Brett Hull: part of first father-son duo to win Hart Trophy
  • Ron Hextall: 1st goalie to shoot and score a goal
  • Bernie Nicholls: 1st player to score a goal in all 4 periods of a game
  • Bobby Orr: 1st player to win Hart Trophy 3 years in a row
  • John Ferguson: 1st NHL player to get a triple minor.
  • Butch Goring: 1st NHLer to score a playoff hat trick with 2 teams.
  • Wayne Connelly: 1st player to score on a a penalty shot in the playoffs.
Firsts: part 4
  • 1st defensemen to score 100 points for 2 NHL teams: Paul Coffey
  • 1st winner of the Norris Trophy: Red Kelly
  • 1st defensemen to get 6 assists in one game: Babe Pratt
  • 1st defensemen to get 500 career points: Bill Gadsby
  • 1st defensemen to score 2 playoff hat tricks: Paul Reinhart
  • 1st defensemen to score 2 short handed goals in 1 game: Mark Howe
  • 1st defensemen to score 5 goals in a game: Denis Potvin
  • 1st defensemen to score a hat trick in the playoffs: Bobby Orr
First rules adopted per decade
  • 1930s: Clocks, goal lights
  • 1940s: NHL rule that players had to raise their sticks to signal a goal; last-minute-of-play announcement
  • 1950s: Out-of-town scoreboards; Zamboni; NHL game televised by US network
  • 1960s: first separate penalty-box doors for each team
  • 1970s: rink-board advertising; team benches on same side of rink; NHL made helmets mandatory and names on the back of jerseys
  • 1980s: 1st sudden-death OT allowed during regular season "in modern times"
  • 1990s: use of last line change for home team before face-off; video replay; 3rd jerseys

The First 50-Goal Scorers For Each Team:
  • Montreal, 1945: Maurice Richard
  • Chicago, 1962: Bobby Hull
  • Boston, 1971: Phil Esposito
  • NYR, 1972: Vic Hadfield
  • Detroit, 1973: Mickey Redmond
  • Philadelphia, 1973: Rick MacLeish
  • Buffalo, 1974: Rick Martin
  • Pittsburgh, 1976: Jean Pronovost
  • Los Angeles, 1977: Marcel Dionne
  • NYI, 1978: Mike Bossy
  • Edmonton, 1980: Wayne Gretzky
  • Hartford, 1980: Blaine Stoughton
  • St. Louis, 1981: Wayne Babych
  • Quebec, 1981: Jacques Richard
  • Washington, 1981: Dennis Maruk
  • Minnesota, 1982: Dino Ciccarelli
  • Toronto, 1982: Rick Vaive
  • Calgary, 1983: Lanny MacDonald
  • Winnipeg, 1985: Dale Hawerchuk
  • Vancouver, 1993: Pavel Bure
  • Dallas, 1993: Mike Modano
  • Colorado, 1996: Joe Sakic
  • Anaheim, 1996: Paul Kariya
  • Phoenix, 1997: Keith Tkachuk
Stanley Cup Firsts
Part 1:
  • 1929: The first time 2 American teams (Bruins & Rangers) met in the Cup Finals
  • 1941: Bruins became 1st team to win the Stanley Cup in a sweep since the institution of the best-of-7 playoff format
  • 1949: Toronto became the 1st modern team (original Ottawa Senators being the 1st NHL team) to win 3 straight Cups
  • 1959: 1st and only time no shutouts were recorded in the entire playoff season
  • 1963: 1st time 2 shorthanded goals were scored in 1 playoff game, by Toronto's Dave Keon
  • 1971: 1st time a defenseman scores a hat trick in the playoffs, by Bobby Orr
  • 1975: 1st time 1 player wins the playoff MVP 2 years in a row, by Flyers Bernie Parent
  • 1989: 1st time a goalie scores a goal in the playoffs, by Ron Hextall
  • 1993: 1st time a defenseman scores a hat trick in the Cup finals, by Montreal's Eric Desjardins
  • 1994: Brian Leetch became the first Ranger to win the Conn Smythe
Part 2:
  • 1934: 1st time Chicago Blackhawks win the Cup
  • 1948: 1st time Gordie Howe plays in the Stanley Cup playoffs
  • 1950: 1st time the Stanley Cup is won in overtime in game 7 - by Pete Babando of Detroit 
  • 1969: 1st defenseman to win Conn Smythe - Serge Savard
  • 1974: 1st expansion team to win a Cup - Flyers
  • 1982: 1st time Vancouver is represented in Cup finals since 1924
  • 1989: 1st time a player scores more than 5 PPG in 1 playoff series 0 LA's Chris Kontos
  • 1992: 1st NHL game played in June
  • 1995: 1st player to score 3 PPG in a playoff game in 3 separate games - Dino Ciccarelli
  • 1998: 1st Red Wings forward to win Conn Smythe - Steve Yzerman
Stanley Cup Finals Records - many of these are probably outdated!
Part 1:
  • Played in 53 straight games in the finals between 1951 and 1960: Bernie Geoffrion
  • Fastest goal from the start of a period in the finals, at 9 seconds into OT on May 18, 1986: Brian Skrudland
  • Most career goals in the finals with 34 in 59 games: Maurice Richard
  • Most goals allowed by a goalie in the finals with 33 in 6 games in 1973 against Montreal: Tony Esposito
  • 94 PIM, most in the finals: Gordie Howe
  • These 2 share the record for most points by a defenseman in 1 final series: Paul Coffey (11 piints in 5 games) and Brian Leetch (11 points in 7 games).
  • Most goals by a rookie in a finals series, established in 1939: Roy Conacher ** Pretty sure this record has long since been broken
  • 6 goals, most goals in a 6-game final series, established in 1973: Yvan Cournoyer
  • Most straight wins by a goalie in the finals with 10 straight final series wins from 1976 to 1978: Ken Dryden
Part 2 - can we identify which ones are outdated?
  • Most assists by a defenseman in 1 final series with 9 assists in 6 games for Pittsburgh in 1991: Larry Murphy
  • Most assists by a rookie in the Cup finals with 5 assists in 6 games for Pittsburgh in 1991: Jaromir Jagr
  • Most PIM in 1 finals series with 53 PIM in 6 games in 1980 with the Flyers: Mel Bridgman
  • Most career assists in the finals with 35 in 31 games: Wayne Gretzky
  • Most goals in a 4-game final series with 7 goals in 1982: Mike Bossy
  • Most Cup championships by a coach with 8: Scotty Bowman and Toe Blake
  • Most shorthanded points in the finals (2 in 1970, 1 in 1972, 1 in 1974): Bobby Orr
  • Most career wins by a goalie in the finals with 25: Jacques Plante
  • Most career points in the finals with 62 points in 64 games:Jean Beliveau

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