Normally we’d be closing in on 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 March 7th, featuring Brett Hull.
Today in Hockey History
Flames Trade Brett Hull to Blues
1988: The Flames send Brett Hull and Steve Bozek to the Blues in exchange for Rob Ramage and Rick Wamsley. Ramage plays a hand in the Flames winning the 1989 Stanley Cup. However, the Blues end up reaping the benefits of the swap.
Hull goes on to score 527 of his 741 NHL goals with St. Louis and becomes a franchise icon. He wins two Stanley Cups and becomes a Hockey Hall of Famer in 2009 after a long career.
Other Notable Events
1939: The Boston Bruins win the regular season title after a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings en rout to getting the Cup. It’s the first year of a seven-team, single-division league.
1951: Scotty Bowman’s playing career ends after a suffers a severe head injury. Bowman goes into coaching and gets 1,244 wins in the regular season, 223 in the playoffs. He also hoists the Stanley Cup nine times as a coach.
1992: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Kevin Stevens becomes the first player to get 100 points and 200 penalty minutes in the same season. Stevens gets an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings and finishes with 123 points and 254 penalty minutes.
1998: New York Rangers centre Wayne Gretzky gets his 1,000th NHL goal (878 in the regular season, 122 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs) in a 6-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
2016: Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr moves into third on the all-time points list past Gordie Howe. Jagr gets his 1,613rd points setting up an Aleksander Barkov goal in a 5-4 overtime loss to Boston.
2018: Penguins captain Sidney Crosby gets to 1,100 career points in a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Crosby has three assists on his way to getting the milestone.
Happy Birthday to You
1943: Billy MacMillan
1960: Bryan Erickson
1962: Sean McKenna
1963: Mike Eagles
1966: Terry Carkner
1990: Danny DeKeyser
1997: Dylan Strome