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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