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October 03, 2015

This Day In Hockey History - Oct 3rd

1934 - Montreal Canadiens traded Howie Morenz, Marty Burke and Lorne Chabot to Chicago in exchange for Lionel Conacher, Roger Jenkins and Leroy Goldsworthy.

1953 - Jean Beliveau signed his first contract with the Montreal Canadiens, and was assigned uniform #4 for the first time in his NHL career (after wearing number's 17, 20 and 12 during previous brief stays with the Canadiens).

1959 - Jean Beliveau scored two goals, and teammate Doug Harvey added three assists, as the Canadiens beat the All Stars 6-1, at the 13th NHL All Star game, in Montreal.

1989 - Darryl Sittler, Vladislav Tretiak and Herbie Lewis were inducted into the Hall of Fame, along with "builders" Alan Eagleson and Father David Bauer.

1997 - Anaheim and Vancouver played the first regular-season game outside North America, at Yoyogi Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

1997 - Anaheim's Espen Knutsen became the first player born and trained in Norway to play in a NHL game as the Canucks won 3-2.

2001 - Paul Coffey officially announced his retirement, after winning 4 Stanley Cups, playing in 14 All Star Games, and accumulating the second-highest point total among defensemen in NHL history in 21 seasons.

Happy Birthday to Jean Ratelle, Andy Hebenton, Glenn Hall, Michael Nylander, Patrick Flatley, Mike Johnson, Daniel Marois, Antti Laaksonen and Mark Giordano.

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