June 5: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 5 1963: The NHL holds its first amateur draft at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. The six teams select 21 players. The Montreal Canadiens have the first pick and select forward Garry Monahan. The Detroit Red Wings, picking second, take forward Peter Mahovlich, one of two players among the […]