January 16, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Jan 16th

1936 - Bert Connoly scored the first penalty shot goal in New York Rangers history, and Dave Kerr recorded his 20th career shutout to give the Rangers a 1-0 win at Toronto.

1960 - Gordie Howe scored a goal and an assist in his 888th career game to become the NHL's all time leading scorer, with 947 points. He passed Montreal's Maurice Richard as the Red Wings beat Chicago 3-1 in Detroit.

1966 - Chicago's Bobby Hull scored four times (his 17th career hat trick) to become the first player in team history to score 300 goals.

1970 - The new Buffalo team (still without a team) named George "Punch" Imlach as the first General Manager and first Coach of their new franchise. The announcement came nine months before the team's first NHL game.

1982 - Edmonton's rookie goalie Grant Fuhr saw his 23-game unbeaten streak end with a 7-1 Oilers' loss in Toronto. Fuhr's 15-0-8 streak had begun on Oct. 21, 1981, after a loss in his first career NHL game.

1991 - Washington traded Peter Zezel and Bob Rouse to Toronto in exchange for Al Iafrate.

Happy Birthday to Frank Zamboni, Brenden Morrow, Matt Duchene, Lou Angotti, Stephen Leach, John Sorrell, Jamie Lundmark, Jason Ward, Scot Kleinendorst, Petteri Nokelainen and Kurt Sauer

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