December 13, 2012

This Day In Hockey History: Dec 13th

1971 - St. Louis Blues traded Jimmy Roberts to Montreal in exchange for Phil Roberto.

1983 - Playing in his 350th career game, Wayne Gretzky scored his 300th career goal, and added an assist. The milestone came in an 8-5 Oilers' loss to the Islanders at New York.

1987 - Calgary's Joe Nieuwendyk became the first NHL rookie since Cully Wilson (Toronto 1919-20) to score four goals twice in his first season, in a 7-1 Flames in at Buffalo.

1989 - St. Louis Blues obtained defenseman Jeff Brown from the Quebec Nordiques, in exchange for goalie Greg Millen and Tony Hrkac.

1992 - Manon Rheaume became the first woman to appear in a pro hockey game when the Salt Lake Golden Eagles beat the Atlanta Knights 4-1 in an IHL game in Atlanta. Rheaume stopped three of four shots in her 5:49 stint in the second period.

1995 - Detroit's Paul Coffey became the first NHL defenseman to get 1,000 career assists as the Red Wings won 3-1 over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. Coffey joined Gretzky, Gordie Howe and Marcel Dionne as the only NHL players with 1,000 assists.

Happy Birthday to Sergei Fedorov, Doug Mohns, Bob Gainey, Dan Hamhuis, Bates Battaglia and Artem Chubarov.

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