It comes as no surprise that ten national historic designations are specifically related to hockey in some way.
Take, for example, the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs, hockey teams with a rivalry as old as the National Hockey League itself. Multiple nationally significant designations relate to these two teams, including Maple Leaf Gardens, built in 1931 and designated a National Historic Site in 2007, and the 1909 founding of the Canadiens, designated a National Historic Event in 2008. The team’s home for seventy-one years, the Montreal Forum, built in 1924, was recognized as a National Historic Site in 1997.
Meanwhile, several hockey greats have been designated National Historic Persons, including Canadiens legend Howie Morenz and Stanley Cup champ Lionel Conacher, who played for several NHL teams.