1921: Leo Dandurand was named manager of the Montreal Canadiens.
1956: Jacques Plante completed a perfect weekend, with his second straight shutout over the Chicago Blackhawks, a 1-0 win (following a 6-0 victory the day before). It was Plante's 21st career shutout.
1971: With Ken Dryden taking over the number one job between the pipes, the Canadiens trade Rogie Vachon to the Los Angeles for Dale Hoganson, Dennis DeJordy, Noel Price and Doug Robinson.
1983: Montreal traded Robert Picard to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Winnipeg's 3rd round choice in the 1984 Entry Draft. The Canadiens used the pick 7 months later to select goaltender Patrick Roy.
1995: Rookie Saku Koivu had a goal and two assists, and Pierre Turgeon picked up his 700th career point with an assist, as the Canadiens won 4-1 over the Boston Bruins, at the Forum.
Habs born on this day: Max Bennett (1912), Eric Fichaud (1975)