Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Today in Habs History: June 12th Edition


2013: Though leaked to the media two days prior, the NHL officially announces that P.K. Subban is the winner of the James Norris Trophy, as League’s outstanding defenceman.


Subban is the sixth defenceman in the history of the Canadiens to win the trophy, and the first since Chris Chelios in 1989. Doug Harvey, Tom Johnson, Jacques Laperriere and Larry Robinson are the other four previous winners with Montreal.


At the age of  24 years and 30 days, he is the youngest Canadiens player to with the award, edging out 1966 winner Laperriere by several few months. Subban is also the first Habs player to have won the Norris before winning a Stanley Cup in his career.


Also on this day…


1968: The Montreal Canadiens trade Wally Boyer to the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenceman and future coach Al MacNeil.


1969: In the NHL Amateur draft held in Montreal, the Montreal Canadiens used the first overall pick to select Rejean Houle.


The Canadiens then send cash to the Los Angeles Kings for a 6th Round pick (Guy Delparte) and a 7th Round pick (Ian Wilkie) in the 1969 Draft. The also send cash the Pittsburgh Penguins for an 8th round pick (Frank Hamill).


Montreal also sends Jean-Guy Gendron to the Philadelphia Flyers for a 7th round pick (Dale Power) in the draft.


1976: The Canadiens deal Glenn Goldup and a 3rd round pick in 1978 which was later traded to Detroit (derek Derkson), to the Los Angeles Kings for a 3rd round pick (Moe Robinson) in 1977 and a 1st round pick (Danny Geoffrion) in 1978.


1979: The Hockey Hall of Fame announces that Henri Richard will become one of it’s newest members.


Habs Born on This Day: Paul Ronty (1928), Marc Tardif (1949), Mark Holden (1957), Mathieu Schneider (1969)



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