Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Today in Habs History: October 22nd Edition


1926: The Canadiens send Billy Coutu traded to the Boston Bruins for Amby Moran.



1933: Albert "Battleship" Leduc is sent to the Ottawa Senators for cash. The Habs held the retaining rights of repurchase and would get Leduc back in April, 1934.



1953: Dick Irvin became the first coach in NHL history to win 600 career games, when the Canadiens beat the Chicago Black Hawks 3-2.



1961: Jacques Plante became the first goaltender in franchise history (and the 6th in the NHL) to record 250 career victories as the Canadiens won 3-2 over Chicago.


1965: The Canadiens trade Gerry Brisson to San Francisco (WHL) for Len Haley.



1971: Rookie goaltender Ken Dryden recorded his first career NHL shutout, and Frank Mahovlich scored his 12th career hat trick (and his first with Montreal) as the Canadiens won 6-0 against the Vancouver Canucks.



1986: Shayne Corson scored his first NHL goal, in a 4-3 Canadiens' win over the Detroit Red Wings.



Habs Born on This Day: Hugh Currie (1925), Ron Tugnutt (1967), Stephane Quintal (1968), Scott Lachance (1972)







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