Thursday, 10 October 2013

Today in Habs History: October 10th Edition


1929: The Canadiens acquire Gord Fraser from the Detroit Cougars in a cash deal.



1933: The Canadiens deal the rights to Jean Pusie to the New York Rangers for $3,000.



1939: The Montreal Canadiens trade Herbert Cain to the Boston Bruins for Charlie Sands and Ray Getliffe.



1949: The Canadiens send cash traded to the Boston Bruins for Grant Warwick.



1953: Maurice Richard became the first player in NHL history to score 350 goals as the Canadiens won 4-1 over the Detroit Red Wings.



1964: Jean Beliveau was named the outstanding player in the annual NHL All Star game, when the All Stars beat the defending Stanley Cup Champion Maple Leafs 3-2.



1973: Montreal rookie Bob Gainey played in his first NHL game, when the Canadiens beat the Minnesota North Stars 5-2, in their 1973-74 season opener. The win extended the Canadiens' opening night undefeated streak to 11 straight games (8-0-3).



1987: Mats Naslund picked up five assists in the Canadiens' 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.



1990: Martin Desjardins is traded to Chicago Blackhawks for cash.



1998: The Canadiens set a franchise record for most goals in a season opener, and Mark Recchi picked up four assists in a 7-1 win over the visiting New York Rangers.



2007: In his NHL debut, Carey Price made 26 saves in Montreal’s 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.



Habs Born on This Day: Art Gauthier (1904), Gerry Carson (1905), Pete Mahovlich (1946), Ron Flockhart (1960)



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