Monday, 21 October 2013

Today in Habs History: October 21st Edition


1930: The Montreal Canadiens obtained Johnny Gagnon from Providence (Can-Am) in a trade for Gerry Carson, the loan of Jean Pusie and cash.



1935: The Habs acquire Rosario Couture from Cleveland (IHL) for cash.



1950: Montreal's rookie goalie Gerry McNeil recorded his second consecutive shutout to lead the Canadiens to a 2-0 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings. It was the third career shutout for McNeil.


1975: Guy Lafleur scored twice and added three assists in Montreal’s 7-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.



1980: Rookie Keith Acton scored the first goal of his NHL career, in a 4-3 Canadiens' loss to the St. Louis Blues.



1987: Mats Naslund scored a goal and added three assists as the Canadiens won 10-3 over the Toronto Maple Leafs.



1995: Four days after firing GM Serge Savard and Coach Jacques Demers, the Canadiens named their new management team. Rejean Houle is named as GM and Mario Tremblay is named the new head coach.



Habs Born on This Day: Al LaCroix (1897), Larry Mickey (1943)




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