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This Day In Hockey History: Sept 4th



1946 - Clarence Campbell became president of the National Hockey League, replacing Red Dutton

1972 - Team Canada defeated USSR 4-1 in Toronto in Game 2 of Summit series.

1978 - Sam Pollack resigned as General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens, after 14 years with the team. He was replaced by Irving Grundman.

1979 - Bernie Geoffrion was named new coach of the Montreal Canadiens, replacing Scotty Bowman. He later resigned in December after 30 games.

1990 - Montreal Canadiens traded Claude Lemieux to New Jersey in exchange for Sylvain Turgeon.

1990 - Montreal traded Craig Ludwig to the New York Islanders in exchange for Gerald Diduck.

2003 - Goaltender Mike Richter announced his retirement, after 14 NHL seasons with the New York Rangers.

Happy Birthday to Tomas Sandstrom, Bert Olmstead, Craig Conroy, Maxim Afinogenov, Sergio Momesso, Jim Schoenfeld, Butch Bouchard, Alex Hicks, and John Vanbiesbrouck

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