Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Today In Habs History: August 27th Edition


Toe Blake (right) accepts his HHOF plaque from Conn Smythe, August 27, 1966. (Photo: Canadian Press)


The 1966 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony was certainly a big night for the Montreal Canadiens.  Defensemen Ken Reardon and Emile “Butch” Bouchard, along with forwards Elmer Lach and Hector “Toe Blake” were among the nine players formally inducted that night. League president Clarence Campbell was inducted in the builders category.


Ted Lindsay, who played for Detroit and Chicago, boycotted the ceremony, as players were not allowed to bring their wives and family. “If my family can’t share in this, I won’t go,” Lindsay said. “They sacrificed a lot through my career and went through a lot of inconvenience. They deserve it as much as I do.”


Four years to the day later, Canadiens defenseman Tom Johnson joined hockey’s elite.


Also on This Day:


1968: The Habs send Jim Mikol and Bill Staub to the Cleveland Barons (AHL) for Howie Glover.


1992: The Canadiens trade Shayne Corson, Brent Gilchrist and Vladimir Vujtek to the Edmonton Oilers for Vincent Damphousse and a 4th round pick #85 (Adam Wiesel) in 1993.


Habs Born on This Day:


Jack Laviolette (1879), Amby Moran (1896), Aaron Downey (1974)









The Montreal Gazette, August 29, 1966, “Ten Enter Hockey Hall of Fame”

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