Saturday, 8 June 2013

Today in Habs History: June 8th Edition


1954: The Canadiens deal Dick Gamble and the rights to Eddie Dorohoy traded to New York Rangers for Hy Buller. Montreal held the right of recall if Dorohoy failed to make the New York Rangers roster. The deal was nullified in September, when Buller retired.



1955: Hector "Toe" Blake was named coach of the Montreal Canadiens. He replaced Dick Irvin, who had coached the team for 15 seasons.


1965: The Canadiens obtained Noel Price, Earl Ingarfield, Gord Labossiere and Dave McComb from the New York Rangers, in exchange for Cesare Maniago and Garry Peters.



Montreal also trade Bryan Watson to the Chicago Black Hawks for Don Johns. They also acquire Larry Zeidel from the Seattle Totems (WHL) in a cash deal. Zeidel is sent tothe Cleveland Barons for cash the following day.



1971: Claude Provost is traded to the Los Angeles Kings, in a cash deal.



1972: Montreal sends Ron Busniuk to the Buffalo Sabres for cash.



Habs Born on This Day: Johnny Gagnon (1905), Mike Cammalleri (1982)




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