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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

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