October 24, 2013
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
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 5:53 pm