Hockey is back! Normally we’d be closing in on the NHL trade deadline for the final push of the season. However, 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 February 13th Bryan Trottier.
Today in Hockey History
Bryan Trottier Scores 500th Goal
1990: The New York Islanders forward becomes the 15th player in league history to get 500 career goals. Trottier gets the milestone in a 4-2 loss to the Calgary Flames. He joins Mike Bossy as the only Islanders players to reach the 500-goal mark.
Feb. 13 is a big date for the Islanders forward after he scored five goals on five shots eight years earlier. He powers the Isles to an 8-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Other Notable Events
1944: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Babe Pratt sets a record for most assists by a blueliner with his 44th. He gets an assist in a 6-3 win over the New York Rangers to pass Flash Holllett’s mark in 1942-43.
1966: Detroit Red Wings greats Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio each get milestones in a 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Howe scores a goal and sets up two more, earning his 800th NHL assist. Delvecchio became the second player (after Howe) to play 1,000 games with Detroit.
1975: Boston Bruins defenceman Bobby Orr gets an assist in a 3-1 loss at the Buffalo Sabres. Orr becomes the first player to get 100 points in six straight seasons, but it’s his last 100-point season of his career.
Happy Birthday to You
1959: Gaston Gingras
1961: Marc Crawford
1971: Mats Sundin
1978: Niklas Backstrom
2001: Kaapo Kakko