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Sub-Categories: Stanley Cup Trivia

1) Who was the 2004 NHL Rookie of the Year?

The 2004 NHL Rookie of the Year was Boston Bruins goaltending phenom Andrew Raycroft. He had a 2.05 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage in 57 games.

2) Who was the first NHL commissioner?

On December 11, 1992, the National Hockey League Governors named Gary Bettman as the first NHL commissioner in league history.

3) Who roared to NHL stardom as "the Golden Jet"?

Bobby Hull, "the Golden Jet" of the Chicago Blackhawks, won several goal-scoring titles, three overall scoring championships, and two Most Valuable Player awards in the NHL in the 1960s. Then he signed with the Winnipeg Jets, giving instant credibility to a new league, the World Hockey Association, in the 1970s.

4) What was the first NHL team to win back-to-back Stanley Cup titles?

On April 4, 1921, the Ottawa Senators defeated the Vancouver Millionaires 2-1 in the decisive fifth game of the 1921 Stanley Cup Final. Jack Darragh scored both goals for the Senators, who became the first NHL team to win back-to-back Stanley Cup titles.

5) What year was the offsides rule introduced by the NHL?

At the annual NHL Governors' meeting on September 27, 1930, a new offsides rule was passed, stating that: "The puck must be propelled into the attacking zone before any player of the attacking side can enter that zone."

6) The first NHL All-Star game was held as a benefit for what injured star?

On February 14, 1934, the NHL held its first All-Star Game as a benefit for injured star Ace Bailey. Toronto defeated a team of All-Stars from the league's other seven teams 7-3 at Maple Leaf Gardens.

7) Who was the fastest player in NHL history to reach 1,000 career points?

On December 19, 1984, while playing in just his 424th career game, Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky had two goals and four assists to become the fastest player in NHL history to reach 1000 career points (breaking Guy Lefleur's record of 720 games). The Oilers won 7-3 over the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

8) What player set an NHL record in 1976, with 10 points in one game?

On February 7, 1976, Darryl Sittler set an NHL record with 10 points in one game on six goals and four assists in an 11-4 win over Boston at Maple Leaf Gardens. It was the last game Bruins goalie Dave Reece ever played in the NHL.

9) Who was the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season?

In the final game of the 1944-45 season, Maurice "Rocket" Richard became the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season as Montreal beat the Bruins 4-2. Richard scored his 50 goals in 50 games. It was the only season Richard netted 50 goals in his Hall of Fame career.

10) Who was the first hockey player to win Sportsman of the Year honors from Sports Illustrated?

Bobby Orr was named "Sportsman of the Year" by Sports Illustrated in 1970, making him the first hockey player to receive the award. He also won league MVP honors that year and led the Bruins to a Stanley Cup Championship.