From the WHA to the NHL: Quebec Nordiques Historical Trivia

From the WHA to the NHL: Quebec Nordiques Historical Trivia

Before the Colorado Avalance were the Colorado Avalanche, they were the Quebec Nordiques. Playing in the capital city of Quebec, the Nordiques started off in 1972 in the WHA before moving to the NHL in 1979. They played in Quebec City until 1995 when they located to Denver, Colorado. Let's see how much you remember about some of those great Nordique teams and players.

What are Joe Sakic, Milt Schmidt, and Serge Savard the only 3 men to do in league history?

Which Quebec Nordique scored a hat trick in his 1st NHL game?

After the 1993-94 season, what player did the Nordiques receive in exchange for Mats Sundin?

What former Nordique scored 456 goals and 490 assists in 813 career games for the Nordiques?

Before a WHA franchise was awarded to Quebec City, the team was supposed to set up shop in:

Who was the first Head Coach of the Quebec Nordiques?

In the 1992-93 season, what feat did the Nordiques achieve?

What was the only year that Quebec beat both Montreal and Boston in the playoffs?

Who was hired as coach in 1994-95 and later went on to coach the team (in Colorado) to a Stanley Cup title?

In 2010-11, who was the last active NHL player that had played for the Nordiques in Quebec?

In 94 games with the Nordiques over 2 seasons, how many goals did Guy Lafleur score?

What two players did the Nordiques select in back to back seasons with the 1st overall draft pick in 1989 & 1990?

Michel Goulet was a star forward for many years for Quebec. To which team was he traded in 1990?

Who was the starting goalie for the Colorado Avalanche when they won their 1st two Stanley Cup titles?

In what year what the famed 'Good Friday Massacre' playoff bloodbath between Quebec and Montreal?

While playing in Quebec, which of the following players had their numbers retired by the Nordiques?

Which of the following players won the Calder Trophy for the Quebec Nordiques?

What was unique about Quebec's final season in 'La Belle Province' (1994-95)?

Which of the following players was NOT part of the famed Eric Lindros trade?

Which of these players did NOT star for the Nordiques in the WHA?

Other than Wayne Gretzky, what NHL player had the most points in the 1980s?

Who coached the Nordiques from 1980 to 1987?

In how many of his 21 NHL seasons did Joe Sakic play for the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche?

In terms of most points scored while as a Quebec Nordique, where does Mats Sundin rank?

Which of the following players did NOT play for the Quebec Nordiques?

From the WHA to the NHL: Quebec Nordiques Historical Trivia

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