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Uniondale

(Encyclopedia) Uniondale, uninc. residential city (1990 pop. 20,328), Nassau co., SE N.Y., on Long Island. Downtown suburban growth since the 1970s has included construction of the Nassau Coliseum,…

Plantation

(Encyclopedia) Plantation, city (1990 pop. 66,692), Broward co., SE Fla., a residential suburb of Fort Lauderdale; inc. 1953. The city has grown rapidly along with the development of S Florida. Major…

Sunrise

(Encyclopedia) Sunrise, city (1990 pop. 64,407), Broward co., SE Fla., a residential suburb 8 mi (13 km) W of Fort Lauderdale; inc. 1961 as Sunrise Golf Village. It is a major office and commercial…

Orr, Bobby

(Encyclopedia) Orr, Bobby (Robert Orr), 1948–, Canadian hockey player. He began skating at the age of 4 and was discovered by the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League at age 12. He began…

Richard, Maurice

(Encyclopedia) Richard, Maurice (Joseph Henri Maurice Richard)zhzf´ äNr´ môrs´ r´shär, 1921–2000, Canadian hockey player, b. Montreal. Richard, nicknamed the Rocket by his admirers, played his…

Dionne, Marcel

(Encyclopedia) Dionne, Marcel, 1951–, Canadian hockey player, b. Drummondville, Quebec. A talented offensive center, he was drafted (1971) by the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Detroit Red Wings…

Béliveau, Jean Arthur

(Encyclopedia) Béliveau, Jean Arthur, 1931–2014, Canadian ice hockey player, b. Trois-Rivières, Québec. He joined the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League in 1953, playing for 18 seasons…

Hull, Bobby

(Encyclopedia) Hull, Bobby (Robert Marvin Hull, Jr.), 1939–, Canadian hockey player. Considered to be the best left wing in the sport's history, Hull was skating from age three and began playing…

Ovechkin, Alexander Mikhailovich

(Encyclopedia) Ovechkin, Alexander Mikhailovich, 1985–, Russian hockey player, b. Moscow. He joined Dynamo Moscow, a professional team, at 16, and led Russia to a junior championship. A Washington…

National Hockey League Yearly Trophy Winners

The Hart Trophy—Most Valuable PlayerVezina Trophy—Leading GoalkeeperJames Norris Trophy—DefensemanLady Byng Trophy—SportsmanshipCalder Trophy—RookieArt Ross Trophy—Leading Scorer