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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