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June 21, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: June 21st

1973 - The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame opened in Eveleth, Minnesota.

1984 - Boston obtained Ken Linseman from Edmonton, in exchange for Mike Krushelnyski.

1984 - Vancouver Canucks traded Harold Snepsts, their all-time leader in games played (683) to the Minnesota North Stars, in exchange for left wing Al MacAdam.

1986 - In the NHL Entry draft held in Montreal, the Detroit Red Wings used the #1 pick overall to acquire Joe Murphy.

1988 - Pittsburgh Penguins signed free agent John Cullen, after his MVP season in the IHL.

1991 - Mike Bossy, Bob Pulford, Denis Potvin, and veteran Clint Smith were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

1995 - Quebec Nordiques franchise was given approval by the NHL Board of Governors to move to Denver. The team was later re-named the "Colorado Avalanche".

1997 - Boston Bruins selected Joe Thornton first overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

2000 - Pittsburgh Penguins officially named Ivan Hlinka as their new Head Coach, replacing Herb Brooks.

2003 - Florida acquired Mikael Samuelsson and the 3rd overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft from Pittsburgh, in exchange for the 1st overall pick in the 2003 Entry Draft. Later that day the Pens used the pick to select goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

Happy Birthday Bob Bourne, Lucien DeBlois, Jochen Hecht, Buddy O'Connor, Denis Dupere, Darryl Shannon, Pascal Rheaume, Marc Methot, Max McNab, Reed Low, Ken Berry and Ron Low.

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