Normally we’d be in the midst of starting up another hockey season now, but we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for November 19th, featuring Jaromir Jagr.
Today in Hockey History
Jaromir Jagr Scores 600th Goal
2006: The New York Rangers forward gets the milestone goal in a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. He doesn’t waste any time getting 600 as he scores 1:43 into the game. His shot beats Tampa Bay goalie Johan Holmqvist to get number 600.
He finished his NHL career with 766 goals and 1,155 points. However, he was still going strong with the HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga. Jagr scored 15 goals in the 2019-20 season for the team he owns.
Other Notable Events
1929: Defencemen ruled the day as two defenders scored four goals each for the only time in league history. John McKinnon of the Pittsburgh Pirates scores four times in a 10-5 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hap Day scores four of his seven goals for the season for the Leafs.
1932: Ottawa Senators goalie Alec Connell is the first to 70 career shutouts. He reaches the mark in a 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings. The 1958 Hockey Hall of Famer finishes with 81 career shutouts.
Referee Bruce Hood is the first officiate 1,000 career games. Hood oversees a 5-4 Toronto victory over Detroit in his final season in the league.
1998: Mike Keenan is the sixth coach to 500 career wins in Vancouver’s 5-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Happy Birthday to You
1900: Bunny Ahearne
1944: Dennis Hull
1954: Rejean Lemelin
1961: Grant Ledyard
1971: Dmitry Yushkevich
1976: Petr Sykora
1988: Patrick Kane
1990: John Moore