Thursday, 13 June 2013

Today in Habs History: June 13th Edition

Certainly a Hall of Fame day for many Canadiens alumni, as several were announced as members of the hallowed hall on this day, over the years.


In 1961, George Hainsworth, Joe Hall and Maurice Richard were among the nine members inducted into the class. The NHL’s selection committee deviated from what was then a five-year waiting period, and selected “The Rocket,” who retired in the fall of 1960.

Five years to the day, the rest of the “Punch Line” joined Richard as Toe Blake and Elmer Lach were announced as new inductees, along with defensemen Ken Reardon and Butch Bouchard.


On June 13, 1974, Dickie Moore, arguably the greatest left winger in franchise history joined the elite.


In 1988, Guy Lafleur was announced as a new member, shortly before he would come out of retirement. He was joined by Tony Esposito and Buddy O’Connor.


Also on this day…


1961: The Canadiens traded Doug Harvey to New York Rangers for Lou Fontinato. They also send Albert "Junior" Langlois to New York for John Hanna.


1966: Montreal trades Red Berenson to the New York Rangers, in exchange for Garry Peters and minor leaguer Ted Taylor.


1979: The Habs send Dave Lumley and Dan Newman to the Edmonton Oilers for a 2nd round pick (Ric Nattress) in 1980.


1984: Montreal traded Perry Turnbull to the Winnipeg Jets for Perry Turnbull.


1987: Montreal trades David Maley to New Jersey in exchange for New Jersey's 3rd round pick in 1987. The Canadiens later used the pick to select Mathieu Schneider 44th overall.

In the same draft on that day Montreal took notables Andrew Cassels (17th overall), John LeClair (33rd), Eric Desjardins (38th) and Ed Ronan (227th)


Habs Born on This Day: Valeri Bure (1974)



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