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New York Rangers Granted Franchise

Patrick and Hammond

May 15, 1926: The New York Rangers were officially granted a franchise. The two masterminds behind the New York Rangers were Lester Patrick (left) and John Hammond. The team won the Stanley Cup in its second year of existence. In addition, the NHL announced that Chicago and Detroit would join in November, giving the League 10 teams.

April 4, 1921
Ottawa 1st back-to-back Cup champions

Feb. 11, 1922
Toronto and Ottawa settle for 1st tie

March 2, 1922
Last seven-on-seven pro game

March 22, 1923
Hewitt broadcasts 1st hockey game

March 31, 1923
King Clancy plays all six positions

Feb. 9, 1924
Nighbor wins 1st individual award

Oct. 11, 1924
Bruins and Maroons granted franchises

Dec. 1, 1924
Boston hosts Montreal in 1st U.S. game

March 30, 1925
Victoria last non-NHL Cup-winner

May 15, 1926
New York Rangers granted franchise

March 2, 1929
Hainsworth records his 20th shutout

March 28, 1929
1st Final between two U.S.-based teams

Feb. 20, 1930
Benedict 1st to wear goalie mask


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