Building a global phenomenon: Full NHL 100 Years documentary

Maurice Richard (left) and Jean Beliveau, of the Montreal Canadiens smile happily in the dressing room with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Boston Bruins 5-3 at the Boston Garden on April 20, 1958. (AP Photo)

As the NHL continues to celebrate 100 years of superstars and magical moments, Sportsnet recently aired a documentary showcasing how the league has developed from its early days into a global phenomenon.

In case you missed it (or you want to watch it again) check out The NHL: 100 Years in four parts in the videos below.

Part 1: The Founding Fathers

In the opening segment of The NHL: 100 Years, we take a look at the impact of the founding fathers of the league.

Part 2: The Original Six

As we move through the league’s history, get an in-depth look at the Original Six teams that made up the NHL.

Part 3: Expansion Era

Sports writers examine the NHL’s expansion era as the league continued to grow.

Part 4: The Global Game

In the final segment of the documentary, take a glimpse at how the game has changed and become a global phenomenon.

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