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Aug. 22: Hockey Hall of Fame inducts Moore, six others

Plus: Talbot hired as coach of Rangers; Flyers forward Barber retires

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 22

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. His son, Bill Hay, Plays eight seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, goes on to become CEO of the Hall of Fame and earns induction in 2015.

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

 

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1972: The Montreal Canadiens trade defenseman Terry Harper to the Los Angeles Kings for a package of four draft picks, including first-round selections in 1975 and 1976. Harper, a five-time Stanley Cup winner with Montreal, helps the Kings to the best season in team history in 1974-75, when they finish with 105 points. The only one of the draft picks to make an impact in the NHL is center Pierre Mondou, who is selected No. 15 in 1975. Mondou plays eight full seasons with the Canadiens, finishing with 456 points (194 goals, 262 assists) in 548 NHL games and plays on Cup-winning teams in 1977, 1978 and 1979.

 

1977: Jean-Guy Talbot is hired as 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 Hall of Fame in 1990.

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