Friday, 14 June 2013

Today in Habs History: June 14th Edition


1967: The Canadiens trade Danny O'Shea to the Minnesota North Stars for a 1st round pick in 1970 and a 1st round pick in 1972. Both picks were returned to Minnesota prior to the 1970. It's believed to have been part of an arrangement with Minnesota so Montreal could claim two "cultural picks" (Rejean Houle and Marc Tardif) in the 1969 draft.

The Canadiens later reacquired the 1970 pick from Minnesota.

1971: Montreal sends Bill McCreary to the St. Louis Blues for Claude Cardin and Phil Obendorf. The Canadiens also send Ron Atwell (obtained for cash that day from the Cleveland Barons) to the Blues for Pat Quinn.


GM Sam Pollock also sends Carl Wetzel and the rights to Bill Masterton to the Minnesota North Stars for cash.


1974: The Canadiens obtain Glen Sather from the St. Louis Blues to complete transaction that had sent Rick Wilson from Montreal to St. Louis on 5/27/74.


1977: The Canadiens select Mark Napier 10th overall in the NHL amateur draft. The New York Islanders took Montreal native Mike Bossy 15th. The Canadiens did find a future hall of fame player though, taking Rod Langway 33rd overall.


Habs Born on This Day: Eric Desjardins (1969), Steve Begin (1978)



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