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May 26, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: May 26th


1966 - Chicago's Bobby Hull was named the winner of the NHL's Hart Trophy, as the league's MVP.

1976 - New York Rangers traded center Rick Middleton to the Boston Bruins, in exchange for Ken Hodge.

1977 - Quebec Nordiques defeated the Winnipeg Jets 8-2, to win the 1977 Avco Cup, as the champions of the World Hockey Association.

1978 - Vancouver Canucks hired Harry Neale as the sixth head coach in team history. Neale replaced Orland Kurtenbach.

1992 - Hartford Whalers named Brian Burke as their new General Manager, replacing Ed Johnston.

1997 - Montreal Canadiens hired Alain Vigneault as their new coach, replacing Mario Tremblay.

2004 - Florida Panthers named Mike Keenan as the team's new General Manager, and Jacques Martin as their new head coach.

Happy Birthday to Lorne Ferguson, Pat Riggin, Steven Rice, Louis Berlinguette, Ralph Nattrass and P.J. Stock

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