Sub-Categories: Stanley Cup Trivia
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.
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.
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.
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.