January 17, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Jan 17th

1956 - Detroit Red Wings obtained Lorne Ferguson and Murray Costello from Boston in trade for Real Chevrefils and Jerry Toppazzini.

1959 - Detroit's Gordie Howe saw action as a defenseman in game at Toronto because of injuries to other Wings defensemen. Howe also played at right wing in the game, a 2-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.

1974 - Pittsburgh Penguins traded defenseman Bryan Watson and Greg Polis to St. Louis, in exchange for Steve Durbano, Ab DeMarco, and Bob Kelly.

1987 - Quebec Nordiques traded Brent Ashton, Gilbert Delorme, and Mark Kumpel to Detroit in exchange for the Red Wings' John Ogrodnick, Basil McRae, and Doug Shedden.

1991 - Andy Van Hellemond set an NHL record for most games worked by a referee when he appeared in his 1,173rd regular season game as the St. Louis Blues hosted Montreal. Van Hellemond broke the record set by Dave Newell.

1996 - Detroit's Steve Yzerman became the 22nd player in NHL history to score 500 career goals as the Red Wings won 3-2 over the Avalanche, at Joe Louis Arena. Yzerman also joined Gordie Howe as the only players to score 500 goals with Detroit.

1998 - Philadelphia Flyers acquired Alexandre Daigle from Ottawa, in exchange for Vaclav Prospal, Pat Falloon and a 1998 draft pick.

1999 - Florida Panthers acquired Pavel Bure, Bret Hedican, Brad Ference and a conditional third-round draft pick from the Vancouver Canucks, in exchange for Dave Gagner, Ed Jovanovski, Mike Brown, goaltender Kevin Weekes and a first-round draft pick.

Happy Birthday to Jacques Plante, Jeremy Roenick, Sylvain Turgeon, Derek Plante, Aaron Ward, Pep Kelly, Milan Kraft, Viktor Stalberg and Leo Bourgeault.

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