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Greatest Moments

Laine views Selanne's 76-goal rookie record as unbreakable

Jets forward believes it will be hard for anyone to come close to mark, which is in running for Greatest NHL Moment

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine says he can't fathom how Teemu Selanne scored an NHL rookie-record 76 goals with the Jets in 1992-93.

"I think for sure that's going to be a record that no one will ever break," Laine said. "It's for sure. If you score 76 during the regular season, not even as a rookie, that would be huge. So 76 goals, that was just a lot of goals and a record nobody will ever break."

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NHL Centennial

This Week in Centennial History

Howe, Gretzky play against each other for first time; Rangers enjoy winning debut

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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 Nov. 12-18:

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NHL Centennial

100 Greatest Players portrait artist enjoyed brush with greatness

Tony Harris spent past year creating images of legends for League's Centennial celebration

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

MONTREAL - Tony Harris was taking a long, slow walk Saturday morning around the past year of his life, 100 paintings mounted on aluminum easels in historic Windsor Station.

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NHL celebrates its birth in return to Montreal's Windsor Hotel

Original meeting location commemorated with historical plaque

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

MONTREAL -- This was hardly the modest room in which the NHL was founded a century ago.

On Nov. 26, 1917, at the Windsor Hotel here, a group of businessmen emerged from "a plain and simple room, rented for the occasion," according to Elmer Ferguson, the sole reporter who was in the building, having just established a new four-team hockey league.

It is now an office building; its hotel days gone since 1981. But inside these walls Friday, in a grand, sweeping ballroom of Le Windsor, dramatically lit by spotlights and sparkling chandeliers, the NHL celebrated its first 100 years with the unveiling of an impressive bronze plaque produced by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

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NHL, Canada dedicate plaque to commemorate League's 100th birthday

Windsor Hotel in Montreal memorialized as site of League's founding

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

MONTREAL - To celebrate the Centennial birthday of the National Hockey League, Commissioner Gary Bettman; Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson; NHL General Manager David Poile, on behalf of the League's GMs; Hall of Famers Ray Bourque, Yvan Cournoyer, Rod Gilbert, Dave Keon, Frank Mahovlich and Denis Savard; and representatives from the Government of Canada today dedicated a plaque recognizing The Windsor Hotel/Le Windsor as the birthplace of the League.

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Centennial Portraits

Beliveau, Richard portraits unveiled

Color paintings of 100 Greatest NHL Players will be revealed on NHL.com during 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 is unveiling two portraits each day this week.

Today, the portraits of center Jean Beliveau and forward Maurice Richard are unveiled in the 50th and final installment.

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NHL Centennial

Bourque inspired by Orr's 1970 Cup-winning goal for Bruins

Watched Greatest NHL Moment contender on TV as kid, spent 21 seasons with Boston

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

Ray Bourque was 9, in front of the family television on May 10, 1970, watching Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues.

"It was Sunday afternoon, and I was watching with my dad and a couple of friends," Bourque said Wednesday. "I grew up in Montreal, and usually it was the Canadiens in the Final. But not that year."

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Centennial Portraits

Savard, Cournoyer portraits unveiled

Color paintings of 100 Greatest NHL Players will be revealed on NHL.com during 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 is unveiling two portraits each day this week.

Today, the portraits of defenseman Serge Savard and forward Yvan Cournoyer are unveiled in the 49th installment.

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Centennial Portraits

Geoffrion, Morenz portraits unveiled

Color paintings of 100 Greatest NHL Players will be revealed on NHL.com during 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 is unveiling two portraits each day this week.

Today, the portraits of forwards Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion and Howie Morenz are unveiled in the 48th installment.

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NHL 100 Classic

Canadiens, Senators unveil jerseys for NHL100 Classic

Uniforms for outdoor game in Ottawa on Dec. 16 pay homage to history of NHL, League's next 100 years

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The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators will wear their traditional colors with design enhancements when they play in the Scotiabank NHL100 Classic outdoor game at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa on Dec. 16 (7 p.m. ET, CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN, NHL.TV).

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