1971 - Gordie Howe announced his retirement as an active NHL player. His new title was Vice President with the Detroit Red Wings. He came out of retirement two years later to join the WHA.
1981 - Team Canada defeated USSR 7-3 in Montreal during the Canada Cup Tournament.
1982 - Montreal Canadiens traded Rod Langway, Doug Jarvis, Craig Laughlin and Brian Engblom to Washington in exchange for Ryan Walter and Rick Green.
1982 - Washington coach Bryan Murray named younger brother Terry as his assistant, making it first time in NHL history that a brother combination coached the same team at the same time in the NHL.
1987 - Chicago Blackhawks obtained Duane Sutter from the NY Islanders, in exchange for the Blackhawks' second round pick in 1988 (Wayne Doucet).
1997 - Mario Lemieux, Bryan Trottier, Glen Sather, and Flyers' announcer Gene Hart were the newest members named to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Lemieux became just the 8th player to gain immediate induction, without having to wait 3 years after retirement.
Happy Birthday Nelson Pyatt, Kevin Hatcher, Mattias Ohlund, Keith Yandle and Bobby Baun