June 02, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: June 2nd

1948 - NHL announced that the Art Ross Trophy would now be awarded annually to the league's scoring leader.

1971 - The Philadelphia Flyers named Fred Shero as their new head coach.

1978 - New York Rangers named Fred Shero as their new General Manager and head coach. As compensation the Rangers sent a 1978 #1 draft pick (Ken Linseman) to the Philadelphia Flyers.

1980 - Boston Bruins obtained goaltender Jim Craig from the Atlanta Flames, in exchange for two future draft choices. The Flames later used the picks to select Steve Konroyd and Mike Vernon.

1993 - The Florida Panthers hired Roger Neilson as the first head coach in team history.

1998 - Colorado Avalanche named Bob Hartley as their new head coach.

2000 - Phoenix Coyotes named Wayne Gretzky as their new Managing Director of Hockey Operations.

2003 - Montreal Canadiens named Bob Gainey Executive Vice-President and General Manager.

Happy Birthday to Gary Bettman, Larry Robinson, Russ Courtnall, Charlie Huddy, Marty McInnis, Adam Creighton, Chris Higgins, Ott Heller, Lou Nanne, Patrik Berglund, Scott Bjugstad, Doug Evans, Dan Frawley, Josef Marha, Lance Ward, Robbie Earl and Brett Sutter.

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