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July 10: Two-time Stanley Cup winner Foote born

Rangers re-sign Lundqvist; Kucherov OKs eight-year extension with Lightning

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


1971: Adam Foote is born in Toronto. The Quebec Nordiques select the defenseman with the No. 22 pick in the 1989 NHL Draft; he joins them in 1991 and helps the franchise, which relocates to Denver in 1995 and is renamed the Colorado Avalanche, win the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2001.

He plays with Colorado until 2005-06, joins the Columbus Blue Jackets for two-plus seasons but returns to the Avalanche in 2008 and remains until his retirement after the 2010-11 season. He finishes his NHL career with 308 points (66 goals, 242 assists) in 1,154 games. Foote is the last member of the Nordiques to play in the League.

The Avalanche retire his No. 52 on Nov. 2, 2013. Son Callan Foote, a defenseman, is taken by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the No. 14 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft; another son, forward Nolan Foote, is selected by the Lightning in the first round (No. 29) of the 2019 NHL Draft.



1948: Glenn Resch, a goalie who wins the Stanley Cup with the New York Islanders in 1980, is born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Resch plays 571 NHL games with the Islanders, Colorado Rockies, New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers before retiring in 1987 and finishes his career 231-224 with 82 ties, with a 3.28 goals-against average and a save percentage of .891. He helps the Islanders win the Stanley Cup in 1980.


2007: The Rangers re-sign goalie Henrik Lundqvist after he wins 30 and 37 games in his first two NHL seasons. Lundqvist goes on to win at least 30 games in each of the next nine full NHL seasons and wins the Vezina Trophy in 2012 after going 39-18-5 with a 1.97 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage.


2018: Nikita Kucherov signs an eight-year contract extension that will keep him with the Tampa Bay Lightning through the 2026-27 season. The Russian forward is coming off a 100-point regular season; he goes on to lead the NHL in scoring in 2018-19 with 128 points (41 goals, 87 assists), the most in a single season in NHL history by a player born in Russia.

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