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May 29, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: May 29th


1973 - Los Angeles Kings obtained defenseman Bob Murdoch and forward Randy Rota in trade from Montreal, in exchange for a future first round draft choice (which the Canadiens used to select Mario Tremblay).

1984 - Los Angeles Kings named Pat Quinn as their new head coach, replacing Roger Neilson.

1992 - Pat Burns resigned as coach of the Montreal Canadiens, and later that same day was named the new head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1993 - Wayne Gretzky set a Stanley Cup record, with his 8th career playoff hat trick, and added an assist to lead the Kings to a 5-4 win at Toronto, in Game 7 of the Campbell Conference Finals. The win advanced the Kings to the Stanley Cup Finals.

1996 - Joe Sakic scored two goals and an assist as the Avalanche won 4-1 over the visiting Red Wings, eliminating Detroit from the playoffs in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.

1999 - Montreal Canadiens obtained veteran Trevor Linden from the New York Islanders, in exchange for the Canadiens first round pick in the 1999 NHL Draft.

2001 - Columbus Blue Jackets signed free agent Brett Harkins, who went on (during the 2001-02 NHL season) to become the first native of Ohio to play for the team.

2008 - Vancouver Canucks defenseman Luc Bourdon died in a motorcycle accident.

Happy Birthday to Jason Allison, Mike Keane, Nathan Horton, Brian Noonan, Art Chapman, Claude Loiselle, Jason Dawe, Alyn McCauley, Bill Carse, Alex Smart, Steve Mason and Jarmo Myllys

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