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Ray Bourque June 16 NHL history

June 16: This Day in NHL History

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June 16 NHL History 1993: Kevin Constantine is hired as the second coach of the San Jose Sharks. Constantine, who's 34 when he's hired, takes over...
Montreal Canadiens June 5 NHL History

June 5: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 5 1963: The NHL holds its first amateur draft at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. The six teams select...
Mark Messier July 13 NHL History

July 13: This Day in NHL History

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July 13 NHL History 1950: Pete Babando, hero of the Detroit Red Wings' Game 7 victory against the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final less...
Keith Primeau

May 4: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: May 4 1969: The Montreal Canadiens complete their second straight sweep in the Stanley Cup Final by defeating the St....
Miikka Kiprusoff November 16 NHL History

November 16: This Day in NHL History

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Nov. 16 NHL History 1926: The New York Rangers are a winner in their NHL debut. One season after the New York Americans join the League and...
Jeremy Roenick August 16 NHL History

August 16: This Day in NHL History

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August 16 NHL History 1949: The Detroit Red Wings acquire Pete Babando, Jimmy Peters, Clare Martin and Lloyd Durham from the Boston Bruins for Bill Quackenbush...
Gordie Howe September 8 NHL history

September 8: This Day in NHL History

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September 8 NHL History 1971: Gordie Howe announces his retirement after 25 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and becomes a team vice president. Howe, 43, owns the...
Bobby Orr

March 9 This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN HOCKEY HISTORY: March 9   1952: Center Sid Abel scores his final goal as a member of the Detroit Red Wings and their...

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