November 24, 2012
This Day In Hockey History: Nov 24th
1938 - Future Hall of Famer Sid Abel scored his first career NHL goal in a 4-2 Red Wings' win over Chicago in Detroit.
1987 - Paul Coffey traded to Pittsburgh with Dave Hunter and Wayne Van Dorp for Dave Hannan, Chris Joseph, Moe Mantha, and Craig Simpson.
1990 - Fred Shero passed away from cancer at age 65. Shero coached the Flyers from 1972-1978 and the Rangers 1978-1980. At the time of his death, his .612 winning percentage was fourth best in NHL history.
1997 - Florida Panthers fired head coach Doug MacLean and named G.M. Bryan Murray as their new interim head coach.
2001 - In a pre-game ceremony, Colorado retired Ray Bourque's #77 jersey.
2003 - Florida Panthers defenseman Mathieu Biron became the first NHL player since Phil Esposito in 1980 to score a goal against his brother (goaltender Martin) in a 2-1 win over the visiting Buffalo Sabres.
Happy Birthday to Keith Primeau, David Booth, Gino Cavallini, Kurtis Foster, Branko Radivojevic, Murray Hall, Eddie Johnston and Fred Braithwaite.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 1:19 PM