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This Date in NHL History

Aug. 22: Hockey Hall of Fame inducts Moore

Plus: Talbot becomes coach of Rangers; Flyers forward Barber retires

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


1974: Longtime Montreal Canadiens star Dickie Moore is one of seven men inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Moore leads the NHL in scoring in 1957-58 and 1958-59, and is part of six Stanley Cup-winning teams in Montreal, including five in a row from 1956-60. He was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian in 2017.

Also inducted are retired NHL players Art Coulter and Billy Birch, longtime NHL executive Tommy Ivan, pre-NHL star Thomas Dunderdale, former referee-in-chief Carl Voss, and Charles Hay, a key figure in the negotiations that led to the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union.

Video: Dickie Moore was high-scoring wing, fierce competitor



1977: Jean-Guy Talbot becomes the 16th coach in the history of the New York Rangers. He replaces John Ferguson, who steps away to concentrate on his role as general manager. Talbot gets the Rangers into the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in three seasons, but he and Ferguson are fired in June 1978 and replaced by Fred Shero.


1985: Philadelphia Flyers forward Bill Barber announces his retirement because of chronic knee problems. Barber scores 420 goals and finishes his career with 883 points in 903 NHL games, all with Philadelphia, and plays a key role in the Flyers' Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and 1975. He is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990.

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