August 19: This Day in NHL History

Monday, August 21, 2017 27

August 19 NHL History 1947: The rebuilding New York Rangers obtain Buddy O’Connor and Frank Eddolls from the Canadiens in a trade for defenseman Hal Laycoe and forwards Joe Bell and George Robertson. Eddolls becomes a regular on defense, but O’Connor, a 5-foot-8, 142-pound center, has a career year with New York in 1947-48, finishing with […]

May 31: This Day in NHL History

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 36

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 31 1961: Defenseman Doug Harvey, a six-time Norris Trophy winner with the Montreal Canadiens, signs a contract with the New York Rangers to serve as player-coach, replacing Alf Pike. The Canadiens receive forward Lou Fontinato from the Rangers as compensation. Harvey goes on to win his seventh Norris Trophy in […]