June 08, 2013

This Day In Hockey History: June 8th

1951 - NY Rangers traded Tony Leswick to Detroit, in exchange for Gaye Stewart.

1955 - Hector "Toe" Blake was named coach of the Montreal Canadiens. He replaced Dick Irvin

1965 - Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Andy Hebenton, Orland Kurtenbach and Pat Stapleton from Boston in exchange for Ron Stewart.

1972 - In the NHL Amateur draft held in Montreal, the expansion New York Islanders used the #1 overall pick to select Billy Harris.

1976 - Hockey Hall of Fame announced it's newest members: Johnny Bower, Bill Quackenbush, and builders William Wirtz, Jack Gibson and Philip Ross.

1983 - In the NHL Entry draft held in Montreal, the Minnesota North Stars used the #1 pick overall to acquire Brian Lawton.

1983 - Chicago Black Hawks obtained Behn Wilson from the Philadelphia Flyers, in exchange for Doug Crossman and a second round draft pick in 1984 (Scott Mellanby).

1983 - Buffalo Sabres traded Tony McKegney, Andre Savard, J.F. Sauve and a 3rd round draft choice in 1983 (Lirvo Jarvi) to the Quebec Nordiques for Real Cloutier and a 1st round draft choice in 1983 (Adam Creighton).

1988 - Detroit Red Wings' Jacques Demers won the Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season, and became first man to capture the honor twice.

2004 - Ottawa Senators named Bryan Muray as their new head coach; Murray gave up his position as General Manager of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to accept the job.

Happy Birthday to Thomas Steen, Bryan McCabe, Michael Cammalleri, Johnny Gagnon, Phil Bourque, Rob Ray, Andrej Sekera, Bryan Muir, Patrick Kaleta, Jim Roberts and Peter Harrold

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