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May 30, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: May 30th


1946 - Toronto Maple Leafs signed amateur Howie Meeker from the Stratford Seniors.

1979 - Don Cherry was named coach of the Colorado Rockies. The announcement came one week after he was fired by the Boston Bruins.

1985 - Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia 8-3 in Game 5 of the Finals to become the 1985 Stanley Cup Champions. Conn Smythe Trophy winner Wayne Gretzky scored a goal and assisted on three others to set single-year playoff records for assists & points.

1985 - Edmonton's Jari Kurri tied a Stanley Cup record with his 19th goal of the '85 playoffs. Kurri tied the mark set by Reggie Leach in 1976.

1991 - New York Rangers traded Brian Mullen and future considerations to San Jose in exchange for Tim Kerr.

1991 - Philadelphia Flyers traded Scott Mellanby and Craig Berube to Edmonton in exchange for Dave Brown, Corey Foster and Jari Kurri. They then traded Kurri and Jeff Chychrun to the L.A. Kings for Steve Kasper and Steve Duchesne.

1997 - Toronto Maple Leafs named Ken Dryden as the team's new President.

Happy Birthday to Jiri Slegr, Vic Ripley, Greg Joly, Wes Jarvis, Jackie Leclair, David Wilkie, Alexander Sulzer, Rick Heinz and Gilles Villemure.

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