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This Day In Hockey History: Jan 15th


1936 - Boston Bruins purchased Bill "Flash" Hollett from Toronto for $16,000.

1936 - Chicago Black Hawks acquired All-Star Earl Seibert from the Rangers, in exchange for Art Coulter.

1950 - Red Wings' rookie goalie Terry Sawchuk recorded his first career NHL shutout as Detroit beat the Rangers 1-0.

1968 - Minnesota North Stars forward Bill Masterton died two days after suffering a head injury in a game against the Oakland Seals. It was the only death as a result of a game injury in the history of the National Hockey League.

1979 - Tim Young scored five goals (including his first career hat trick) and added an assist to lead the Minnesota North Stars to an 8-1 win against the Rangers, at New York.

1986 - Montreal's rookie goaltender Patrick Roy recorded his first career NHL shutout, a 4-0 win against the Winnipeg Jets, at the Forum.

1990 - Washington Capitals fired coach Brian Murray (who had been their head coach since Nov. 1981) and replaced him with his brother Terry, who had been coaching in the minors.

1998 - Florida Panthers acquired Dino Ciccarelli and Jeff Norton from Tampa Bay, in exchange for Jody Hull and Mark Fitzpatrick.

Happy Birthday to Lord Frederick Stanley of Preston, Hobey Baker, Willie Huber, Adam Burt, Alexander Korolyuk, Brett Lebda, and Randy Holt.

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