June 30, 2012
This Day In Hockey History: June 30th
1982 - New Jersey franchise was officially named as "Devils" in fan balloting. "Blades", "Americans", and "Meadowlanders" were runners-up in the contest.
1992 - After an arbritation victory Philadelphia officially acquired Eric Lindros from the Quebec Nordiques, in exchange for Peter Forsberg, Ron Hextall, Mike Ricci, Steve Duchesne, Kerry Huffman, a 1993 First Round Pick (Jocelyn Thibault) and cash.
1993 - Detroit Red Wings acquired Kris Draper from the Winnipeg Jets, in exchange for future considerations (exactly $1).
1993 - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim named Ron Wilson as the first head coach in team history.
2001 - Buffalo Sabres traded goaltender Dominik Hasek to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for left wing Vyacheslav Kozlov, a 2002 first-round draft pick and future considerations.
Happy Birthday to Steve Duchesne, Helmut Balderis, Randy Ladouceur, Ron Harris, Andrew Alberts, Jim Montgomery, Bert Robertsson, Orval Tessier, Jason Jaffray, Bob Froese, Steve Weeks, Jamie McLennan and Karl Friesen.
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Happy B-day to Jamie McLennan!
I can't wait to read his upcoming book.By the way,thanx Joe for your blog!
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