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Ovechkin, Lach portraits unveiled

Color paintings of 100 Greatest NHL Players will be revealed on NHL.com every Monday in 2017

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As part of the NHL Centennial Celebration, renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris will paint original portraits of each of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian as chosen by a Blue Ribbon panel. NHL.com will reveal two portraits each Monday in 2017.

This week, the portraits of forward Alex Ovechkin and center Elmer Lach are unveiled in the 39th installment.

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This Week in Centennial History September 17 to 23

Rheaume plays for Lightning; Lindros makes NHL debut in preseason game

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As part of the League's Centennial Celebration, NHL.com is taking a look back at memorable events each week.

Here are Centennial highlights for the week of September 17-23:

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Gainey, Kennedy portraits unveiled

Color paintings of 100 Greatest NHL Players will be revealed on NHL.com every Monday in 2017

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As part of the NHL Centennial Celebration, renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris will paint original portraits of each of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian as chosen by a Blue Ribbon panel. NHL.com will reveal two portraits each Monday in 2017.

This week, the portraits of forwards Bob Gainey and Ted Kennedy are unveiled in the 38th installment.

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This Week in Centennial History

Messier retires; NHL expands to Vancouver, Buffalo

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As part of the League's Centennial Celebration, NHL.com is taking a look back at memorable events each week.

Here are Centennial highlights for the week of Sept. 10-16:

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Donations made to Long Island Sled Hockey, Long Island Blues

Islanders fans can visit NHL Centennial Fan Arena this weekend

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Long Island Sled Hockey and the Long Island Blues each received $2,500 on Saturday as part of the NHL's Hockey Is For Everyone initiative. The presentations were made at the Northwell Health Ice Center, the New York Islanders practice facility, in East Meadow, New York.

The donations were made are part of the NHL Centennial Tour, which is visiting each League city in North America. Along the way, the NHL is donating to local nonprofits that focus on diversity and inclusion in hockey.

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NHL came close to shutting down during World War II

League continued on as way to boost morale

by Stan Fischler / NHL.com Contributor

The NHL came close to stopping play 75 years ago this month because of World War II.

By far the most critical era endured by the League occurred after the start of the war in September 1939 and the United States' entry into the conflict in December 1941.

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Nieuwendyk, Jagr portraits unveiled

Color paintings of 100 Greatest NHL Players will be revealed on NHL.com every Monday in 2017

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As part of the NHL Centennial Celebration, renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris will paint original portraits of each of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian as chosen by a Blue Ribbon panel. NHL.com will reveal two portraits each Monday in 2017.

This week, the portraits of forwards Joe Nieuwendyk and Jaromir Jagr are unveiled in the 37th installment.

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Niedermayer, Smith portraits unveiled

Color paintings of 100 Greatest NHL Players will be revealed on NHL.com on select Fridays in 2017

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As part of the NHL Centennial Celebration, renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris will paint original portraits of each of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian as chosen by a Blue Ribbon panel. NHL.com will reveal two portraits each Monday in 2017 and two on Friday. Aug. 11, 25 and Sept. 8.

This week, the portraits of defenseman Scott Niedermayer and goalie Billy Smith are unveiled in the 36th installment.

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Looking back at Kings' quirky beginnings

Expansion team held memorable first training camp 50 years ago

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

Jiggs McDonald was being put to the test, and it had nothing to do with his considerable hockey play-by-play announcing skills.

Could he come in under budget for training camp? Or, more precisely, could he escape the wrath of Los Angeles Kings owner Jack Kent Cooke?

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Fedorov, MacInnis portraits unveiled

Color paintings of 100 Greatest NHL Players will be revealed on NHL.com every Monday in 2017

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As part of the NHL Centennial Celebration, renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris will paint original portraits of each of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian as chosen by a Blue Ribbon panel. NHL.com will reveal two portraits each Monday in 2017.

This week, the portraits of forward Sergei Fedorov and defenseman Al MacInnis are unveiled in the 35th installment.

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