Paul Coffey of the Edmonton Oilers. Source:

Today in NHL History- April 2

I couldn’t dig up much NHL history that occurred on this day, but I’ll keep the column going for all you trivia lovers.

April 2

1986- It was a record setting day for defense-men. Paul Coffey scored his 47th and 48th goals of the season on this day 27 years ago. Coffey, a member of the Edmonton Oilers, broke Bobby’s Orr’s NHL record for most goals by a defense-man in a single season. Orr registered 46 goals in the 1974-1975 season.


And that’s all for April 2 NHL history. Perhaps, history will be made in one of tonight’s seven NHL contests.


Be sure to check out my post coming soon regarding what to look for as the Devils embark upon the final quarter of the 2013 season.

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