This Day In Hockey History - Sept 17th
1971 - Montreal's Guy Lafleur made his NHL debut, and picked up three assists in the Canadiens' 7-4 exhibition game victory against the Bruins, at the Forum.
1991 - Montreal traded Andrew Cassels to Hartford, in exchange for the Whalers' second round draft pick in 1992. (Valeri Bure).
Happy Birthday to Alexander Ovechkin, Claude Provost, Blair Russell, Gene Carr, Jan Ludvig, Scott Arniel, Grant Mulvey, Shawn Horcoff, Rob Zamuner, Valeri Zelepukin, Mason Raymond, Chris Cichocki, Zac Bierk, and Yutaka Fukufuji