November 12, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Nov 12th

1942 - 16-year-old Armand "Bep" Guidolin became the youngest player in NHL history, when he played his first game for the Boston Bruins, a 3-1 loss at Toronto.

1955 - In a 3-0 Montreal victory over Detroit, Jean Beliveau and Red Kelly, the two most gentlemanly players in the league got into a fight. No word on who won.

1980 - Montreal's Guy Lafleur became the Canadiens' third all-time scorer with a five-point game, bringing his career total to 966 - one more than Maurice Richard. Montreal won 8-4 at Los Angeles.

1988 - Pittsburgh Penguins obtained goaltender Tom Barrasso from the Buffalo Sabres, in exchange for Doug Bodger and Darrin Shannon.

1988 - Esa Tikkanen scored two shorthanded goals :12 apart in the 1st period, to set a new NHL record

1990 - Boston defenseman Gord Kluzak announced his retirement after 11 knee operations.

1991 - Vancouver rookie Pavel Bure scored his first two NHL goals, in his third NHL game, an 8-2 Canucks win over Los Angeles.

2001 - Hockey Hall of Fame inducted it's newest members: Mike Gartner, Dale Hawerchuk, Slava Fetisov, Jari Kurri, Craig Patrick, and announcer Mike Lange.

2012 - Hockey Hall of Fame inducted it's newest members: Pavel Bure, Adam Oates, Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, journalist Roy MacGregor and announcer Rick Jeanneret.

Happy Birthday to Mark Hunter, Tony Currie, Denis Dejordy and Bryan Little.

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