February 06, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: Feb 6th
1943 - Montreal's Ray Getliffe scored five goals and an assist to lead the Canadiens to an 8-3 win against Boston.
1980 - In the first NHL game played at the Hartford Civic Center, the Whalers beat the L.A. Kings 7-3.
1966 - Stan Mikita played with a helmet for the first time in his NHL career, and scored two goals and an assist as Chicago beat Toronto 3-2.
1973 - Playing his first NHL game at the age of 38, Connie Madigan became the oldest rookie in NHL history, when he suited up for the St. Louis Blues in a 5-1 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks.
1990 - Brett Hull scored his 50th goal of the season, to become part of the first father-son combo to each score 50 goals in an NHL season.
1998 - Vancouver Canucks obtained Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan McCabe, and a 1998 3rd round draft pick from the New York Islanders in exchange for Trevor Linden.
2000 - Wayne Gretzky's sweater #99 was officially retired permanently by the NHL, in a pre-game ceremony before the 2000 All-Star Game in Toronto.
Happy Birthday to Mike Hough, Bob Sirois, Paul Gagne, Tim Taylor, Kent Douglas, Harry Cameron, Mike Hudson, Fabian Brunnstrom and Adam Henrique.
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 1:36 a.m.