June 05, 2013
This Day In Hockey History: June 5th
1962 - Hockey Hall of Fame announced it's newest members: Punch Broadbent, Harry Hyland, Fred "Steamer" Maxwell, Reg Noble, Sweeney Schriner, Alf Smith, and Nels Stewart.
1963 - The NHL held its first Amateur Draft at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. 21 players were selected. Montreal chose first and selected Garry Monahan.
1967 - Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Oakland Seals, and St. Louis Blues officially received their NHL franchises.
1973 - The WHA Houston Aeros signed Gordie, Marty and Mark Howe. It was Gordie's return to professional hockey following his retirement from Detroit after the 1970-71 NHL season
1978 - New York Rangers signed free agents Ulf Nilsson and Anders Hedberg. The two Swedish stars had been playing with Winnipeg in the WHA.
1990 - Chicago Blackhawks named Mike Keenan as their new General Manager, replacing Bob Pulford.
1991 - Brett Hull became part of the first father-and-son team to win the Hart Trophy, when the St. Louis star won the NHL's MVP award in Toronto.
1993 - John LeClair scored at :34 of overtime to give Montreal a 4-3 win over the Kings in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, at Los Angeles.
2004 - Brad Richards scored two power-play goals in the second period, and Martin St. Louis scored the winning goal 33 seconds into the 2nd OT and added an assist as the Lightning won 3-2 over the Flames, in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, in Calgary.
Happy Birthday to Martin Gelinas, Mike Fisher, Bob Probert, Andre Lacroix, Dave Bolland, Cully Wilson, Greg Zanon, Alfie Turcotte and Jakub Klepis
Posted by Joe Pelletier at 12:40 am