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February 16, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Feb 16th

1923 - Foster Hewitt (hockey's first regular radio announcer) broadcast his first hockey game. Hewitt called an OHA game in Toronto on radio station CFCA.

1929 - Cecil "Tiny" Thompson recorded the 9th shutout of his rookie season as the Boston Bruins won 3-0 over the Black Hawks, in a game played at Fort Erie, Ontario.

1969 - Red Wings' center Alex Delvecchio picked up an assist to become the third player in NHL history to score 1,000 career points.

1994 - Pittsburgh traded Marty McSorley and Jim Paek to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Tomas Sandstrom and Shawn McEachern.

2001 - LA's Mathieu Schneider became the first defenseman in NHL history to score a goal against all 30 NHL teams. LA 4 MIN 0.

2004 - Nashville Predators acquired winger Steve Sullivan from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2004 and second-round draft pick in 2005.

2004 - Trevor Linden became the Vancouver Canucks all-time leader in games played, when he appeared in his 897th with the team (breaking Stan Smyl's record).

Happy Birthday to Lanny McDonald, Boom Boom Geoffrion, Darcy Rota, Andre St. Laurent, Tuomo Ruutu, Bobby Bauer, Nick Metz, Aleksey Morozov, Blair Betts, Marty Murray and Colin Forbes.


Anonymous said...

Have a great B-day,Lanny! Enjoy it!

Bruno said...

I love that moustache ! Maybe one day in my life I will grow my whiskers as Lanny did.

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