General Hockey Trivia
- The National Hockey League was formed when the National Hockey Association suspended operations in 1917.
- The first NHL games were played on December 19 of that year. The season was broken into two halves, with the first half played from December 19 - February 4, and the second half from February 6 - March 6.
- Hockey Facts Trivia reports that the Montreal Canadiens was founded in 1909, and is the only current team that has existed longer than the NHL.