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This Day in MN Hockey History: Dec. 29

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1953:  Former NHL left winger Steve Alley born in Anoka, MN.  Alley played in the NHL 1979-80 through 1980-81 with Hartford.

1954:  Former NHL left winger Robbie Laird born in Regina, Sask.  Laird played in the NHL 1979-80 with the Minnesota North Stars and later worked as an assistant coach with Washington.

1975:  Minnesota rookie Tim Young scored a goal and added an assist in the North Stars’ 2-1 win over the Kings at the Met Center.

1976:  NHL defenseman Filip Kuba born in Ostrava, Czech.  Kuba has played in the NHL since 1998-99 with Florida Panthers, the Minnesota Wild,Tampa Bay, and Ottawa.

1980:  Minnesota North Stars traded Glen Sharpley to Chicago in exchange for Ken Solheim and Chicago’s second round choice (Tom Hirsch) in 1981 Entry Draft.

1981:  Pittsburgh Penguins acquired center Rick MacLeish from Hartford in a trade for defenseman Russ Anderson and an eighth round draft choice in 1983.

1984:  Bryan Erickson scored twice as the Capitals won 3-2 over the visiting Hartford Whalers.

1990:  Ray Bourque had three assists as the Bruins tied 4-4, at Minnesota.  Ulf Dahlen scored two goals and an assist for the North Stars.

1992:  Phil Housley picked up three assists to lead the Jets to a 5-4 win over the visiting Boston Bruins.

1999:  Kirk Muller recorded his first assist as a member of the Stars on Jamie Langenbrunner’s game-winning overtime goal when Dallas won 4-3 against the visiting New York Rangers.

2000:  Mariusz Czerkawski and Mark Parrish each scored two goals and added an assist in the Islanders 5-2 win against the visiting Atlanta Thrashers.

2000:  Defenseman Andy Sutton scored his first goal as a member of the Wild when Minnesota tied 2-2 against the visiting Phoenix Coyotes.

2001:  Florida’s Bret Hedican set a team record for defensemen with four points (two goals and two assists) in a 4-2 win over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.

2003:  Despite being outshot 46-19 by the Flames, Dwayne Roloson made 44 saves, and Richard Park scored on a penalty shot in the 3rd period as the Wild tied 2-2 at Calgary.  The tie gave them a 4-0-4 mark in the past 8 games, tying a franchise record.

2003:  Mark Parrish scored twice to lead the Islanders to a 3-1 win against the visiting New Jersey Devils.

2005:  Ladislav Nagy scored a goal and three assists, and rookie defenseman Keith Ballard scored twice, including a shorthanded goal at 3:52 of overtime to give the Coyotes a 6-5 win over the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

2006:  Minnesota’s Brian Rolston scored twice and had an assist, Kurtis Foster tied a team record for defensemen with three assists and Wes Walz scored at 1:29 of overtime to lead the Wild to a 4-3 win over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets.

2007:  Minnesota tied a team record with three goals by defensemen in a 5-4 overtime win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers.  The Wild also came back from 3 goals down, their biggest comeback win ever for a home game.

2011:  Niklas Backstrom improved to 16-0-0 lifetime at home against Edmonton, when the Wild beat the visiting Oilers 4-3.

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