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Aug. 23: Hockey Hall of Fame inducts Harvey, four others

Plus: Goalie Healy, forward Ferraro born

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


1973: Doug Harvey, a defenseman who's a cornerstone of the Montreal Canadiens during their dynasty in the 1950s, is among five inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Though Harvey never reaches double figures in goals or finishes a season with more than 50 points, he wins the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman a record seven times (a mark since broken by Bobby Orr), and is a First-Team All-Star 10 times. He also plays on six Stanley Cup-winning teams with the Canadiens.

But Harvey is nowhere to be found at the ceremony, where goalie Chuck Rayner, pre-NHL star Tommy Smith, longtime referee Frank Udvari and former Canadiens owner Hartland Molson are also inducted. He's angered by the fact he wasn't inducted the previous year alongside Gordie Howe and longtime Montreal teammates Jean Beliveau and Bernie Geoffrion, so he boycotts the ceremony.

Harvey is named to the 100 Greatest NHL Players in 2017.

Video: Doug Harvey led Canadiens' deadly power-play unit



1962: Glenn Healy is born in Pickering, Ontario. Healy spends 15 seasons as a goalie in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs, finishing 166-190 with 47 ties, a 3.37 goals-against average and .887 save percentage in 437 appearances. He backs up Mike Richter on the Rangers' 1994 Stanley Cup-winning team. After Healy's playing career ends in 2001, he becomes a television hockey analyst and later becomes president of the NHL Alumni Association.


1964: Ray Ferraro is born in Trail, British Columbia. The Hartford Whalers select the 5-foot-9 center in the fifth round (No. 88) at the 1982 NHL Draft; he comes to the League in 1984-85 and plays 18 seasons with six teams, including stints as a teammate of Healy's with the Islanders (1990-93) and Rangers (1995-96). Ferraro finishes his NHL career in 2002 with 898 points (408 goals, 490 assists) in 1,258 games; like his former teammate, he soon goes into broadcasting as an analyst.

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