June 05, 2017

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

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