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February 07, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: Feb 7th

1876 - The first documented use of the word "puck" was mentioned in a story in the Montreal Gazette.

1965 - Detroit's Gordie Howe became the first player in NHL history to score 100 career goals against every opposing team in the league, during a 6-0 win over the visiting Montreal Canadiens.

1974 - Vancouver Canucks traded their leading goal scorer Bobby Schmautz to Boston in exchange for Chris Oddleifson, Fred O'Donnell and the rights to Mike Walton.

1976 - Darryl Sittler set an NHL record with 10 points in one game -- he scored six goals and added four assists in an 11-4 Toronto win over Boston, at Maple Leaf Garden.

1981 - Minnesota rookie Dino Ciccarelli scored the first goal of his NHL career, and added two assists, in a 5-5 North Stars' tie against the Islanders, at Long Island.

1982 - Mark Osborne picked up five assists to tie the Red Wings' records for most assists and most points by a rookie. Red Wings beat St. Louis, 8-5. Records were first set by Jimmy McFacdden in 1947.

1988 - Toronto Maple Leafs fired General Manager Gerry McNamara. Two months later Gord Stellick was named as his replacement, and became the youngest GM in NHL history.

1989 - Edmonton traded Keith Acton and a 6th round choice in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft (Dimitri Yushkevich) to Philadelphia, in exchange for Dave Brown.

1991 - Pat Quinn picked up his first victory as coach of the Vancouver Canucks, with a 2-1 win at Philadelphia.

1995 - Joe Mullen became the first American-born player and the 42nd in NHL history to reach 1,000 points

1996 - Anaheim obtained Teemu Selanne, Marc Chouinard and a 4th round pick in the '96 Entry Draft from the Winnipeg Jets, in exchange for Chad Kilger, Oleg Tverdovsky and the Mighty Ducks' 3rd round pick (Per-Anton Lundstrom) in the 1996 Entry Draft.

Happy Birthday to Peter Bondra, Ross Lonsberry, Tim Higgins, Alexandre Daigle, Steven Stamkos, David Aebischer, Tommy Williams, Lee Fogolin, Yves Racine, John Slaney, Ryan O'Reilly, Mike Hartman, Jody Shelley, Shawn Anderson, Marc Reaume, Dennis Chasse and Chris Tancill.

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