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September 11, 2013

This Day In Hockey History - Sept 11th

Larry Robinson
1943 - The proposal to create the Hockey Hall of Fame was officially approved by the NHL.

1952 - Chicago obtained Cal Gardner, Al Rollins, Ray Hannigan and Gus Mortson from Toronto, in exchange for Harry Lumley.

1969 - The NHL announced that two teams would be added for the 1970-71 season. One would be Vancouver, and the other would be Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, Kansas City, or Washington. The Sabres eventually were chosen.

1984 - The Calgary Flames signed Joel Otto as a free agent out of Bemidji State.

1993 - Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers met in the first of two exhibition games at Wembley Arena in London, England. Rangers outscored the Leafs 8-4 in winning both games of the "French's Cup".

1995 - Larry Robinson, Fred "Bun" Cook, Bill Torrey and Gunther Sabetzki are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

2001 - LA Kings scouts Garnet "Ace" Bailey and Mark Bavis died. They were aboard United Airlines Flight 175 that terrorists highjacked and flew into the World Trade Center.

Happy birthday Craig Billington, Mike Comrie, Zack Stortini, Butch Williams and Gus Kyle.

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