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June 04, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: June 4th

1963 - Billy Reay was named new coach of the Chicago Black Hawks, replacing Rudy Pilous.

1963 - Boston Bruins claimed former Norris Trophy winner (1959) Tom Johnson from the Montreal Canadiens for the waiver price of $20,000.

1963 - New York Rangers traded Dave Balon, Leon Rochefort, Len Ronson and Gump Worsley to Montreal, in exchange for Phil Goyette, Don Marshall and Jacques Plante.

1968 - Bernie Geoffrion was named new head coach of the New York Rangers, replacing Emile Francis.

1975 - Philadelphia Flyers traded Bill Clement, Don McLean, and a 1st round draft pick in 1975 (Alex Forsythe) to Washington in exchange for the Capitals' 1975 1st round draft pick (Mel Bridgman).

1981 - Herb Brooks began his NHL career when he was named the New York Rangers' new head coach, replacing Craig Patrick, who was named the new General Manager.

1994 - Brian Leetch scored twice as the Rangers won 5-1 over the Canucks, at Vancouver in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

1996 - Patrick Roy became NHL's all-time leader in playoff games by a goalie when he appeared in his 133rd game, a 3-1 Avalanche win over the visiting Panthers, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Roy broke the mark held by Billy Smith

1999 - Mike Keane scored twice within a span of four minutes in the second period to lead the Stars to a 4-1 win against the visiting Colorado Avalanche, in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. The win advanced the Stars to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Happy Birthday to Laurie Boschman, Derian Hatcher, Wayne Primeau, Ian White, Francois Beauchemin, Nick Kypreos, Len Barrie and Jeff Toms.

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