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NHL Centennial

This Week in Centennial History

Wayne Gretzky traded from Kings to Blues; Mike Bossy scores 50 goals for fifth time @NHL

The NHL Trade Deadline passed on Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET, with 18 trades involving 33 players made as teams gear up for a playoff run or turn their thoughts to next season. Now it's time for the sprint to the finish: The regular season ends five weeks from Sunday.

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

Here are Centennial highlights for the week of Feb. 26 - March 4:


March 4, 1982: Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders becomes the NHL's first five-time 50-goal scorer.


March 3, 1875: The game as we know it takes an important step forward when hockey comes in from the cold.


March 3, 1959: It's "Gordie Howe Night" in Detroit, and Mr. Hockey gets a big surprise. 


March 2, 1993: Teemu Selanne proves to be well worth the wait for the Winnipeg Jets. 

Video: Memories: Selanne sets new rookie record for goals


March 2, 1993: Mario Lemieux starts his day getting radiation treatments for cancer and ends it on the ice for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Video: Memories: Lemieux makes return after cancer treatment


March 1, 1988: Wayne Gretzky officially becomes the greatest playmaker in NHL history. 


Feb. 28, 1993: Teemu Selanne becomes the third rookie to score 50 goals in a season. 


Feb. 27, 1996: Wayne Gretzky is traded for the second time in his career, going from the Los Angeles Kings to the St. Louis Blues.


Feb. 26, 1947: The Bentley brothers, Doug and Max, are too much for the New York Rangers. 

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