Friday, 18 October 2013

Today in Habs History: October 18th Edition


1926: Montreal Canadiens acquire Art Gagne from the Chicago Black Hawks for cash.


1934: Art Giroux is dealt to the Boston Bruins for cash.


1967: Montreal rookie Jacques Lemaire scored the first goal of his NHL career. It came in the Canadiens' 2-2 tie against the Rangers, at New York. Former Hab Phil Goyette both Rangers goals.


1972: Pete Mahovlich scored a goal and added three assists to lead Montreal to a 4-4 tie with the St. Louis Blues.


1978: Montreal traded Rod Schutt to Pittsburgh, in exchange for Pittsburgh's first round choice (Mark Hunter) in the 1981 Entry Draft.



1986: The Habs earned their 5,000th all-time NHL point when they beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3. The win brought the Canadiens' 70-year NHL record totals to 2,174-1,290-653 in 4,117 games.



Habs Born on This Day: Leroy Goldsworthy (1906), Felix Rossignol (1921), Alex Henry (1979)




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