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June 22, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: June 22nd

1938 - The Montreal Maroons withdrew from the National Hockey League.

1977 - John A. Ziegler Jr. became the fourth president in NHL history.

1979 - The Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets joined the National Hockey League, as the NHL expanded to 21 teams for the 1979-80 season. The World Hockey Association ceased operation.

1982 - Mike Illitch purchased the Detroit Red Wings from Bruce Norris.

1991 - Quebec Nordiques selected Eric Lindros first overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

1991 - Minnesota North Stars traded David Babych to Vancouver in exchange for Tom Kurvers.

1996 - In the NHL Entry Draft in St. Louis, Ottawa Senators used the first overall pick to select Chris Phillips.

1996 - Dallas Stars traded defenseman Kevin Hatcher to Pittsburgh, in exchange for Sergei Zubov.

1998 - Vancouver Canucks named Brian Burke as their new General Manager.

2002 - Columbus Blue Jackets selected left wing Rick Nash first overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft

Happy Birthday to Ilya Bryzgalov, Paul Stanton, Darroll Powe, Patrick Dwyer, Steve Gatzos, Scott Campbell and Brendan Mikkelson

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