June 9: This Day in NHL History

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June 9 NHL History 1970: The Buffalo Sabres win a lottery with the Vancouver Canucks to see which of the incoming expansion franchises will pick first in the amateur, waiver and expansion drafts. The Sabres win the first pick and two days later in the amateur draft (now the NHL Draft) select center Gilbert Perreault, who […]

April 29: This Day in NHL Hockey History

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THIS DATE IN NHL HISTORY: April 29 1959: The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers begin a 23-game, 26-day exhibition tour of Europe, playing games in England, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany and Austria. The Rangers finish 11-9-3 against the Bruins, thanks in part to the addition of Bobby Hull. The 20-year-old Chicago Blackhawks forward, who […]