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Thursday, January 29, 2015

This Day in NHL History 1991 Jan 29

January 29

Chicago obtained Tony McKegney from the Quebec Nordiques in exchange for goalie Jacques Cloutier. It marked McKegney's seventh NHL team in the previous six seasons (since 1984).

88/89 OPC # 4

Obtained blue ink sig TTM.


  1. Yet another in the long line of the REALLY REALLY bad trades/signings done by the Hawks GM in the late 80's/early 90s.

  2. I disagree completely. This was a good trade.

    The Blackhawks had too many goalies that year. Ed Belfour played in most of the games, en route to winning the Calder, Vezina and Jennings Trophies.

    Jacques Cloutier was the backup. The 'Hawks also had Greg Millen as the #3 goalie.

    Cloutier wanted more playing time, requested a trade and got it.

    Keep in mind we also had Dominik Hasek and Jimmy Waite playing in the minors.

    McKegney put up decent numbers during his career, and even hit the 40-goal mark. So I would not call this a REALLY REALLY bad trade by any stretch. We moved a goalie who wasn't playing for a forward who never really got a chance with the 'Hawks.