June 3: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 3 1982: Center Dave Keon announces his retirement after 18 seasons in the NHL, the first 15 with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Keon, one of the best two-way players in League history, ends his career with 396 goals and 986 points in 1,296 NHL games. He is a key member […]

June 2: This Day in NHL History

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June 2 NHL History   1972: The NHL’s new Atlanta franchise, scheduled to begin play in the 1972-73 season, announces that the team will be called the Flames. The nickname is chosen by contest winner Mickey Goodman, a 19-year-old college student at DeKalb University. The Flames keep the name when they move to Calgary in […]