June 26, 2012
This Day In Hockey History: June 26th
1975 - Montreal Canadiens obtained Doug Jarvis from Toronto, in exchange for Greg Hubick.
1989 - New Jersey Devils signed veteran Soviet defenseman Viacheslav Fetisov.
1993 - The Ottawa Senators used the first overall pick at the NHL Entry Draft to select Alexandre Daigle.
1998 - Toronto Maple Leafs named Pat Quinn as their new head coach
1999 - At the 1999 NHL Entry Draft in Boston, Atlanta Thrashers used their First Overall pick to select Patrik Stefan. The Thrashers got the pick from a complicated series of trades that resulted in Vancouver using #2 & #3 picks to take the Sedin Twins.
2001 - Ray Bourque announced his retirement, following 22 seasons in the NHL.
2004 - Washington Capitals selected left wing Alexander Ovechkin with the first overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Happy Birthday to George Hainsworth, Ed Jovanovski, Kirk McLean, Cody McLeod, Brad Jones, Tex White and John Erskine.
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