During the NHL’s hiatus, we at the Last Word on Hockey are going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for March 29th, featuring Bobby Clarke.
Today in Hockey History
Bobby Clarke First to Get 100 Points for Expansion Team
He’d finish with 104 points on 37 goals and 67 assists for the season. Clarke would win the Hart Trophy for league MVP and the Flyers would reach the Stanley Cup semifinals.
Other Notable Events
1981: Wayne Gretzky breaks Phil Esposito‘s record for most points in a season by getting three assists for the Edmonton Oilers. Gretzky notched three assists in the 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
1989: Brian Leetch of the Rangers sets the rookie record for goals by a defenceman in the Blueshirts 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. Leetch would net his 23rd goal of the season, which eclipsed Barry Beck‘s record.
2019: The St. Louis Blues are the first team to reach the post-season after being last in the overall standings after Jan. 1.
Happy Birthday to You
1938: Duane Rupp
1959: Brad McCrimmon
1962: Jon Casey
1964: Richard Kromm
1994: Tom Wilson