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This Day in MN Hockey History: Jan. 23

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1958:  Former NHL player Steve Christoff born in Richfield, MN. Christoff played in the NHL 1979-80 through 1983-84 with the Minnesota North Stars, Calgary and Los Angeles.

1961:  Former NHL defenseman Chris Pryor born in St. Paul, MN.  Pryor played in the NHL 1984-85 through 1989-90 with the Minnesota North Stars and the New York Islanders.

1969:  Danny O’Shea scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 3-1 win against the Penguins at Pittsburgh.

1972:  Danny Grant scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 5-3 win against the Kings at the Met Center.

1973:  Simon Nolet scored twice and added an assist to lead the Flyers to a 4-4 tie against the Red Wings, at the Spectrum.  Henry Boucha had a goal and two assists for Detroit.

1975:  Montreal’s Larry Robinson scored the milestone 10,000th goal in franchise history and Ken Dryden recorded his 16th career shutout as the Canadiens beat the North Stars 7-0 at Minnesota, to extend their road unbeaten streak to 7-0-5.

1982:  Dino Ciccarelli and Tim Young each scored twice and added an assist to lead the North Stars to an 8-4 win over the Black Hawks in Minnesota.

1983:  Buffalo rookie Phil Housley tied a team record for defenseman by scoring his first career hat trick as the Sabres beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 at the Aud.

1989:  Minnesota goalie Kari Takko started his first game in more than month and made 40 saves in a 7-2 North Stars’ win at New Jersey.  Brian Bellows led the scoring with two goals and an assist.

1993:  Defenseman Tom Kurvers scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Islanders to an 8-4 win against the Flyers, in Long Island.

1993:  Ottawa’s Mike Peluso became the first player in team history to pick up 200 penalty minutes in one season, when he got 10 PIM in a 6-4 loss at Washington.

1996:  New York Islanders obtained goaltender Damian Rhodes and Ken Belanger from Toronto, in exchange for future considerations.

1996:  New York Islanders obtained Don Beaupre, Martin Straka and Bryan Berard from Ottawa, in exchange for Damian Rhodes and Wade Redden.  The Islanders than traded Beaupre to Toronto.

2002:  Minnesota’s Marian Gaborik set a team record for latest goal in regulation, when he scored with two seconds left in regulation to tie the game, a 3-2 overtime loss at Anaheim.

2003:  Dwayne Roloson made 31 saves, and rookie Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Marian Gaborik each had a goal and an assist as the Wild won 2-1 over the Kings at Los Angeles.

2004:  Minnesota’s Dwayne Roloson made 41 saves and defenseman Willie Mitchell picked up 17 penalty minutes in a 6-2 loss at Anaheim.

2010:  The 4th annual, ‘Hockey Day Minnesota’ took place on this date.  The outdoor games in 2010 were held in Hermantown, MN with Hopkins defeating Duluth Marshall 6-0.  The second game on Hermantowns’ slushy outdoor ice was against the hometown  Hawks from Hermantown vs. the Eagles from Eden Prairie.  Eden Prairie, led by Kyle Rau, defeated Hermantown 4-3.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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