We’ve finally made it a whole year in hockey history. We at the Last Word on Hockey have given you an entire year’s worth of history by looking at each date’s historical significance to the game. Don’t worry because we’ll still check in every now and again to fill in anything we’ve missed. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for March 13th, featuring Phil Housley.
Today in Hockey History
Phil Housley Gets Top U.S. Scorer Mark
1999: The Calgary Flames defenceman hands out three assists in a 5-4 overtime win over the Washington Capitals. Housley passes Joe Mullen to get to 1,066 career points, which is three better than Mullen’s career total.
The Saint Paul,Minn. native finishes his career with 1,232 points and enters the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015. Mike Modano would break Housley’s record by an American in Nov. 2007.
Other Notable Events
1938: Detroit Red Wings forward Carl Liscombe scores the fastest hat trick in league history in a 5-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Liscombe scores three goals in 1:52 and holds the record until Chicago’s Bill Mosienko scores three times in 21 seconds in 1952, still an NHL record.
1971: Bucyk becomes the fifth player to 100 points in a season to join teammates Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito in reaching the mark. He gets to the century mark with a goal in a 6-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Happy Birthday to You
1953: Blaine Stoughton
1961: Barry Pederson
1962: Petri Skriko
1975: Landon Wilson
1996: Brayden Point