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The National Hockey League is Formed

Quebec Bulldogs

Nov. 26, 1917: The NHL was founded. Teams included the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Arenas, and Quebec Bulldogs. Quebec (pictured) did not play during the 1917-18 season.

Nov. 26, 1917
National Hockey League is founded

Nov. 26, 1917
Calder becomes 1st president

Dec. 15, 1917
NHL's 1st exhibition games

Dec. 19, 1917
Ritchie scores 1st NHL goal

Jan. 9, 1918
Goalies allowed to leave feet

Feb. 18, 1918
Vezina records 1st NHL shutout

March 2, 1918
Malone 1st League scoring leader

March 20, 1918
Toronto 1st NHL team in Cup Finals

Dec. 28, 1918
Vezina 1st goalie to record assist

April 1, 1919
Influenza epidemic cancels Cup Finals


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