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This Date in NHL History

Aug. 24: Howe, Beliveau inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

Plus: Stastny brothers defect, Kopitar born in Slovenia

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 24

1972: The Hockey Hall of Fame inducts perhaps its most star-studded class yet, even waiving its mandatory three-year waiting period for two of the inductees.

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Aug. 23: Hockey Hall of Fame inducts Harvey

Plus: Goalie Healy, forward Ferraro born

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 23

1973: Doug Harvey, a star defenseman with the Montreal Canadiens during 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.

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Aug. 22: Hockey Hall of Fame inducts Moore

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

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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.

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Aug. 21: Blake born in Ontario

Plus: Hockey Hall of Fame announces 1969 class; Kings set date for Robitaille's jersey retirement

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 21

1912: Toe Blake, who plays or coaches 11 Stanley Cup-winning teams on the way to earning induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, is born in Victoria Mines, Ontario.

Blake, whose real name is Hector, signs with the Montreal Maroons in February 1935, then plays eight regular-season games and one in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and gets his name on the Cup when the Maroons defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Final.

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Aug. 20: Shore purchased by Bruins

Plus: Lever named first Devils captain; Rangers finally get Lindros

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 20

1926: The Boston Bruins purchase 24-year-old defenseman Eddie Shore from the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Hockey League.

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Aug. 19: Lafleur agrees to contract with Rangers

Plus: New York acquires O'Connor; Flyers trade for Howe

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 19

1988: Guy Lafleur, already a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, begins his comeback by agreeing to a two-year contract with the New York Rangers that's contingent on his performance at training camp.

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Aug. 18: Gilmour named Maple Leafs captain

Plus: Rangers acquire Poddubny in trade; Dupuis signs with Wild

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 18

1994: Doug Gilmour is named the 15th captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Aug. 17: Torrey replaced as Islanders general manager

Plus: Future NHL goaltender Peeters born in Edmonton

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 17

1992: An era comes to an end when a group of Long Island businessmen acquire managing control of the New York Islanders from owner John Pickett and replace longtime general manager Bill Torrey with Don Maloney.

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Aug. 16: Price, Olczyk born

Plus: Red Wings trade future Hockey Hall of Famer Quackenbush to Bruins

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 16

1987: Goaltender Carey Price is born in Anahim Lake, British Columbia.

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Aug. 15: Neilson named 25th Rangers coach

Plus: MacTavish born; Vigneault joins Canucks organization

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Aug. 15

1989: Roger Neilson becomes the 25th coach in the history of the New York Rangers when he's hired by new general manager Neil Smith, who said he was picked because "he's one of the greatest teachers in this league and he's perfect for the New York Rangers at this time." It's Nielson's fifth NHL coaching job.

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