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Formerly the Hamilton Tigers, the New York Americans joined the NHL in 1925-26 and spent the [...]More
On November 2, 1937, the Canadiens posthumously retire the No. 7 in honor of Howie Morenz. [...]More
On March 24, 1928, in the final game of the regular season, Howie Morenz broke new NHL ground [...]More
Drawing crowds and dazzling fans across the NHL, Howie Morenz was the first player to have his [...]More
The “Stratford Streak” had joined Denneny in top spot by the time the team left the ice following the first period, assisting on Nick Wasnie’s goal and then scoring his 22nd of the season.
Three minutes and 16 seconds into the second period, Morenz became the NHL all-time leading scorer, thanks to an assist on linemate Johnny Gagnon’s goal. Extending his record even further, he added a third assist later in the game, which ended in a 10-4 Canadiens victory.
Morenz remained the NHL’s all-time scoring leader until 1938-39 when Nels Stewart, then with the Americans, surpassed his career total of 472 points.