Today in Hockey History: New York Islanders Bryan Trottier Gets 500th Goal

Bryan Trottier; Mike Bossy

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.

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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.

1983: Marcel Dionne gets the game-winner in the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 win over the Flyers. The Kings end a winless run of 32 games (27 losses with five ties) dating back to Oct. 10, 1974.

1992: Chicago Blackhawks winger Steve Larmer sets a record with his 777th straight game with the team. Larmer breaks the record set by Buffalo’s Craig Ramsay in a loss to the Kings.

1999: Blackhawks enforcer Bob Probert scores the last goal at Maple Leafs Gardens in Chicago’s 6-2 win over Toronto. A second-period goal by Derek King is the last by a Maple Leaf.

2000: Dallas Stars goalie Ed Belfour wins his 300th game in a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals.

2008: Martin Brodeur gets an NHL record by winning 30 games for the 12th straight season. The New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 for another Brodeur milestone.

Happy Birthday to You

1959: Gaston Gingras

1961: Marc Crawford

1971: Mats Sundin

1978: Niklas Backstrom

2001: Kaapo Kakko

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