June 11, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: June 11th
1969 - In the annual NHL Interleague Draft, the Chicago Black Hawks claimed rookie goalie Tony Esposito from the Montreal Canadiens, for $25,000.
1970 - In the NHL Amateur draft held in Montreal, the Sabres used the #1 pick overall to acquire Gilbert Perreault.
1974 - Kansas City Scouts and Washington Capitals officially received their NHL franchises.
1980 - In the NHL Entry draft held in Montreal, the Canadiens used the #1 pick overall to select Doug Wickenheiser.
1985 - Jim Schoenfeld was named the Buffalo Sabres' new head coach, replacing Scott Bowman.
1988 - In the NHL Entry draft held in Montreal, the Minnesota North Stars used the #1 pick overall to select Mike Modano.
1992 - Montreal Canadiens named Jacques Demers as their new head coach, replacing Pat Burns.
1992 - Chicago named Darryl Sutter as new head coach of the Blackhawks, replacing Mike Keenan.
1994 - Geoff Courtnall and Jeff Brown each scored twice to lead the Canucks to a 4-1 win over the Rangers in Vancouver, in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
2003 - Hockey Hall of Fame announced it's newest members: Grant Fuhr, Pat LaFontaine, Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch and junior team coach Brian Kilrea.
Happy Birthday Scott Mellanby, Hec Kilrea, Kip Miller, Bryan Fogarty and Frank Fredrickson
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 12:13 am