This Day in Hockey History

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1983 - Gretzky reaches 100 points in 34 games

Wayne Gretzky set more than a few unbreakable records in his day, but this one in particular is sure to stand the test of time.

With two goals and two assists in the Edmonton Oilers' 7-5 win over the Winnipeg Jets, Gretzky reaches the 100-point mark in just the 34th game of the season.

He finishes the 1983-84 season with 205 total points (87 goals, 118 assists), marking the fourth-highest point total of his career. 

He hits that mark in only 74 games, however, making that season his most productive in terms of average points per game (2.77).

The Great One, indeed.

1954 - The Rocket hits 400 goals

Long before Gretzky started lighting up the league, The Rocket was one of the brightest stars to play the game.

Montreal Canadiens legend Maurice Richard becomes the first player in NHL history to score 400 career goals, as his club defeats the Black Hawks 4-2 in Chicago.

He finishes his career with 544 goals in 978 games, good for 29th on the all-time scoring list.

Birthdays

1978 - Dan Cleary
1984 - Brian Boyle
1990 - Victor Hedman

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