November 07, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: Nov 7th
1925 - NHL officially announced the admission of a new franchise, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and formally dropped the Hamilton Tigers.
1925 - NHL Board of Governors (meeting in Mtl) announced that the league would have a salary limit of $35,000 per team for the 1925-26 season. Expansion teams in Pittsburgh & NY (Rangers) were given exemptions: for 2 years they could spend $45,000 each.
1936 - Toronto's Syl Apps scored his first career NHL goal as the New York Americans beat the Maple Leafs 3-2.
1959 - Jacques Plante started a game for Montreal wearing a face mask for the first time in his NHL career, and led the Canadiens to a 2-2 tie with the Black Hawks, at the Forum in Montreal.
1962 - Chicago Black Hawks' goalie Glenn Hall was removed from a game against Boston due to a back injury in the first period. It came after he had played in 502 consecutive regular season games for Chicago. Black Hawks tied 3-3 with the Bruins.
1975 - In one of hockey's biggest trades, Phil Esposito and Carol Vadnais were traded from Boston to the Rangers in exchange for Brad Park, Jean Ratelle and Joe Zanussi.
1975 - Twelve hours after being traded by Boston, Phil Esposito scored two goals and an assist in his first game as a New York Ranger. They came in a 7-5 Rangers' loss to the California Seals at Oakland.
Happy Birthday to Rusty Crawford, Metro Prystai, Erni Hicke, Jim Johnson, Murray Wilson, Glenn Brydson, Mike Commodore, and Patrick Lalime.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 6:10 p.m.