June 24, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: June 24th
1976 - Defenseman Bobby Orr signed with the Chicago Black Hawks as a free agent, after 11 seasons with Boston.
1980 - The Atlanta Flames franchise moved to Calgary, Alberta.
1993 - Mighty Ducks selected Guy Hebert with their first pick in the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft.
1995 - Neal Broten and Shawn Chambers each scored twice as the Devils won 5-2, to sweep the Red Wings in four games to win the 1995 Stanley Cup Championship.
1999 - Mario Lemieux was confirmed as the new owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
2000 - Rick DePietro became the first goaltender to be selected first overall in the NHL Draft, when he was selected by the New York Islanders at the 2000 Entry Draft.
2000 - New York Islanders traded center Olli Jokinen and goalie Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers in exchange for left wing Oleg Kvasha and right wing Mark Parrish.
2001 - Buffalo Sabres traded center Michael Peca to the New York Islanders for center Tim Connolly and left wing Taylor Pyatt.
Happy Birthday to Bernie Nicholls, Gary Suter, Wayne Cashman, Jere Lehtinen, Johnny Gottselig, Dave Creighton, Uwe Krupp, Marek Malik, Tom Reid, Michael Del Zotto, Shane Churla, Perry Miller, Jeff Daniels, Jean-Yves Leroux, Bill Huard and Mike Brown
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 4:06 pm