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
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 1:15 am