June 23 in Indianapolis hockey history
2012: The NHL Entry Draft concludes in Pittsburgh with three Ice players selected. 2011-12 player Cristoval "Boo" Nieves goes in the second round to the Rangers, 2010-12 player Jon Gillies goes in the third round to Calgary, and 2011-13 player Robbie Baillargeon in the fifth round to Ottawa. In addition, Sam Kurker -- who would join the Ice for the end of the 2013-14 season -- is picked in the second round by the Blues with the 56th overall pick.
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Larry "Sam" Kennedy: Capitals right wing in 1946-47. In 27 games, he had three goals and three assists. He played five minor pro seasons, mostly in the "AA"-level USHL and PCHL. A native of Brantford, Ont., he was born in 1921.