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 21st, featuring Patrick Marleau.
Today in Hockey History
Patrick Marleau Plays 1,000 Games
2015: The San Jose Sharks forward plays his 1,000th game for his career. He becomes the 83rd player at the time in league history to reach that milestone. Marleau is also the 16th player to do this in one organization. San Jose would beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1.
The Swift Current, Saskatchewan native would stay with the Sharks until the end of the 2016-17 season. Marleau would return to San Jose for the 2019-20 season before being traded to the Penguins. He would re-sign with the Sharks this off-season.
Other Notable Events
1942: Regular-season overtime games go by the wayside due to World War II. The Board of Governors nixes OT due to conflicts with train schedules. Overtime would return for the 1983-84 season, but in a five-minute sudden death session instead of 10-minute periods.
1958: The Toronto Maple Leafs hire Punch Imlach as their new general manager. He replaces Hap Day in the role and becomes head coach eight days later. Imlach guides the Maple Leafs to three straight championships from 1962-64 and another in 1967.
1964: Terry Sawchuk becomes the first goalie to get a shutout in his 16 straight seasons. The Toronto goalie beats Glenn Hall and the Chicago Black Hawks, 1-0, en route to 19 straight seasons with a shutout.
2006: Jaromir Jagr of the Rangers becomes the highest-scoring European-trained player with two goals. Jagr passes Jari Kurri in the Rangers’ 4-0 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes. His tallies push him to 602 career goals all-time.
Happy Birthday to You
1960: Lindsay Carson
1979: Alex Tanguay
1986: Ben Bishop
1994: Andreas Johnsson
1995: Vladislav Gavrikov