September 15, 2015

This Day In Hockey History - Sept 15th

1960 - Maurice Richard announced his NHL retirement at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, after a career that saw him score a team record 544 regular season goals along with 82 playoff goals.

1981 - HHOF inducts Frank Mahovlich, Allan Stanley, John Bucyk and former NHL referee John Ashley.

1987 - New Jersey traded Greg A. Adams and Kirk McLean to Vancouver in exchange for Patrick Sundstrom and Vancouver's fourth round choice (Matt Ruchty) in 1988 Entry Draft.

1987 - "Here's Lemieux poking it to center, Lemieux ahead to Gretzky, has Murphy with him on a 2 on 1, to Lemieux, in on goal. He shoots, he SCORES!!!!! MARIO LEMIEUX!!!!! With 1:26 remaining."

Mario Lemieux scores the series winning goal in the 1987 Canada, arguably the greatest hockey ever played.

Happy Birthday Patrick Marleau, Alf Pike, Mike Greenlay, Ken Houston, Jerry "King Kong" Korab, Ralph Klassen, Joel Quenneville, Ralph Klassen, Richard Brodeur, and Gerry Pinder.

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