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This Day In Hockey History: Dec 6th


1929 - Toronto Maple Leafs signed Harvey "Busher" Jackson.

1959 - Chicago's Bobby Hull scored the first hat trick of his NHL career, and added an assist as the Black Hawks won 6-3, at Boston.

1985 - Washington traded Doug Jarvis to the Hartford Whalers, in exchange for Jorgen Pettersson.

1987 - L.A. Kings fired head coach Mike Murphy. Rogie Vachon was named as his interim replacement. Robbie Ftorek later took over as new head coach.

1989 - Defenseman Larry Robinson scored his 200th career goal and 900th career NHL point as the Kings won 5-4 over the Canucks. Robinson became the first NHL player to score 200 career goals without ever getting as many as 20 in one season.

1989 - Mario Lemieux scored his 317th NHL goal to pass Jean Pronovost, and become the Penguins' all-time goal scoring leader. It came in his 395th game, and led the Penguins to a 5-3 win over Washington, at the Civic Arena.

1990 - The NHL announced the addition of two new teams for the 1992-93 season: Ottawa and Tampa Bay.

1995 - Colorado Avalanche obtained goaltender Patrick Roy and Mike Keane from the Montreal Canadiens, in exchange for Andrei Kovalenko, Martin Rucinsky and goalie Jocelyn Thibault.

Happy Birthday to Pentti Lund, Chris Valentine, Matt Niskanen, Jason Lafreniere, Garry Lariviere, Fred O'Donell and Hank Bassen.

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