June 25, 2012
This Day In Hockey History: June 25th
1925 - Montreal Maroons signed Nels Stewart.
1979 - Chicago Black Hawks agreed not to claim Real Cloutier from Quebec in the 1979 expansion draft, in exchange for a future first round draft choice. They later used the pick to take Denis Savard.
1993 - Dallas Stars obtained goalie Andy Moog from Boston in exchange for goaltender Jon Casey.
1993 - Hockey Hall of Fame announced the newest honored members: Billy Smith, Steve Shutt, Guy Lapointe, and Edgar Laprade. Buffalo's Seymour Knox III and Vancouver's Frank Griffiths were added in the builder's category.
1997 - National Hockey League officially approved expansion to a 30-team league by the year 2000, with the announcement of new franchises in Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, and Minneapolis.
1998 - The NHL announced the creation of the Rocket Richard Trophy to be given to the NHL's leading goal scorer each season.
Happy Birthday to Doug Gilmour, Ken Hodge Sr., Robert Reichel, Jarret Stoll, Dave Trottier, Glen Metropolit, Rene Corbet, Ernie Dickens, Joe Paterson, Todd Reirden, Greg Millen, Brian Hayward, Mario Lessard, Jaden Schwartz, Milan Hnilicka, Sebastien Caron and Jhonas Enroth.
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