Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Today in Habs History: June 11th Edition


1953: The Montreal Canadiens trade George McAvoy and cash to the Providence Reds (AHL) for goaltender Bob Perreault.


1963: The Canadiens trade Ralph Keller and loan Chuck Hamilton to the Hershey Bears (AHL) for Marc Reaume.


1964: In the second NHL Amateur draft held in Montreal, 24 players were chosen. In the third round (#14 overall) the Boston Bruins selected 16-year-old Ken Dryden, a Junior B goaltender playing in Toronto.  The Bruins later traded the prospect to the Canadiens.

1968: The Canadiens send Gerry Desjardins to the Los Angeles Kings for a 1st round pick in 1969 which was later traded to Minnesota (Dick Redmond), and a 1st round pick (Steve Shutt) in 1972.


1969: In the annual NHL Interleague Draft, the Chicago Black Hawks claimed rookie goalie Tony Esposito from the Montreal Canadiens, for $25,000. On the same day, The Habs also acquired Chuck Hamilton from the Detroit Red Wings, and sent Ted Ouimet to the St. Louis Blues, in cash deals.


1980: In the NHL Entry draft held in Montreal, the Canadiens used the #1 pick overall to select Doug Wickenheiser.


1992: The Canadiens named Jacques Demers as their new head coach, replacing Pat Burns, who had resigned on May 29. Demers became the 22nd head coach in the franchise’s history.


Habs Born on This Day: Bryan Fogarty (1969)





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