February 13, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Feb 13th


1936 - Montreal Canadiens obtained forward Hector "Toe" Blake, Bill Miller and Ken Gravel from the Montreal Maroons, in exchange for Lorne Chabot.

1938 - Detroit obtained Hap Emms from the New York Americans, in exchange for John Sorrell.

1944 - Toronto's Walter "Babe" Pratt picked up an assist for his 45th point of the year, to set a new NHL record for defensemen, in a 6-3 Maple Leafs victory over the Rangers, in New York. Pratt broke the mark of 44 set by Flash Hollett in 1942-43.

1972 - Butch Goring scored the first penalty shot goal by a Kings player. It came against Rangers goalie Gilles Villemure in a 4-2 loss at New York.

1974 - Phil Esposito scored his 100th point of the season, with an assist in the Bruins' 9-6 win over the Seals at Oakland, to become the first player in NHL history to score 100 points five times in his career.

1990 - Bryan Trottier became the 15th player in NHL history to score 500 career goals (and just the second to score 500 in an Islanders' uniform); the milestone occured in a 4-2 Islanders loss to Calgary.

Happy Birthday to Mats Sundin, Marc Crawford, Gaston Gingras, Juha Ylonen, Todd Fedoruk, Everett Sanipass, Luc Dufour, Cory Murphy, Niklas Backstrom (the goalie), Al Montoya, and Darryl Reaugh.

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