June 16: This Day in NHL History

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June 16 NHL History 1993: Kevin Constantine is hired as the second coach of the San Jose Sharks. Constantine, who’s 34 when he’s hired, takes over after San Jose goes 11-71-2 in its second NHL season. The Sharks improve by an NHL-record 58 points (33-35-16) in Constantine’s first season, qualify for the playoffs for the first […]

June 11: This Day in NHL History

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 11 1969: The Chicago Blackhawks hit the jackpot at the annual intraleague draft when they claim rookie goalie Tony Esposito from the Montreal Canadiens. For their $25,000, the Blackhawks get a goaltender who wins the Calder and Vezina trophies in his first NHL season and wins 418 games for Chicago, earning […]