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Golden Dates
Sarah Kwak
May 27, 2013
A brief history of hockey's high (and low) times in California
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May 27, 2013

Golden Dates

A brief history of hockey's high (and low) times in California

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1990

According to USA Hockey, there are about 4,800 registered players in the state of California.

1991

The San Jose Sharks make their NHL debut; the team, along with winger Pat Falloon, will go on to lose a league-record 71 games in its second season.

1993

On the heels of its 1992 hit movie The Mighty Ducks, the Walt Disney Company brings a team to Anaheim and calls it, naturally, the Mighty Ducks.

1995

The number of registered players in California swells to about 15,500.

2005

The Sharks trade Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau and Brad Stuart to the Bruins in November for center Joe Thornton (left), who scores a league-high 125 points and wins the Hart Trophy, the only MVP to be traded midseason.

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