September 28, 2015

This Day In Hockey History - Sept 28th

1926 - New York Rangers obtained Frank Boucher from Vancouver (of the WHL) in exchange for cash.

1929 - At the semi-annual NHL meetings (held in New York), the league made a new rule change permitting forward passing in any of the three zones (but not across either blue line). Until this time forward passing was not allowed in the attacking zone.

1935 - The St. Louis Eagles requested permission to suspend operations. The NHL rejected their plan. One month later the league purchased the franchise and had a dispersal draft for the players.

1942 - At the semi-annual NHL meetings (in Toronto), President Calder announced that Madison Square Garden declined to renew the lease of the Brooklyn Americans, causing the team to suspend operations. The NHL shrunk to six teams for the next 25 years.

1972 - Paul Henderson scored the game winner with :34 remaining to give Team Canada a 6-5 win over the Soviets in Moscow, in Game 8 of the historic 1972 series.

1979 - Minnesota North Stars signed free agent Dino Ciccarelli from the London Knights of the OHA. Ciccarelli fractured his leg in his final junior season and went undrafted by all 21 NHL teams.

1996 - Edmonton Oilers announced the signing of free agent Kevin Lowe, who returned to the team after four seasons in New York.

1999 - Edmonton Oilers named Doug Weight their new Team Captain, the 10th in franchise history.

Happy Birthday Syd Howe, Grant Fuhr, Don Edwards, Art Wiebe, John Arbour, Barry Gibbs, Dustin Penner, Brian Rafalski and Steve Kasper.

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