This Date in Hockey History: Oct 24th
1988 - A year and a half after playing in his final game, 31-year-old Mike Bossy announced his retirement, due to a bad back. Bossy scored 50+ goals 9 times, and ended his career with 573 goals and 553 assists in 752 games over 10 years.
2001 - Los Angeles Kings acquired Jason Allison and Mikko Eloranta from the Boston Bruins, in exchange for Jozef Stumpel and Glen Murray.
2002 - Colorado's Patrick Roy passed Terry Sawchuk as the NHL's all-time leader in games played by a goaltender when he appeared in his 972nd career game, 3-2 victory over the Coyotes at Phoenix.
2002 - Boston retired Terry O'Reilly's #24 jersey in a pre-game ceremony beore the Bruins' home opener of the 2002-03 NHL season, a 2-2 tie against the visiting ottawa Senators.
Happy Birthday to Mike Rogers, Jim Peplinski, Harold Snepsts, Jamal Mayers, Jonas Gustavsson, Clarke Wilm, Joe Micheletti, Ray Leblanc, and Seaweed Pettie