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This Day In MN Hockey History

This Day in MN Hockey History: Jan. 5

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1946:  Chicago goaltender, and Eveleth, MN native Mike Karakas recorded his 28th (and final) career shutout in the Black Hawks’ 3-0 win over the Maple Leafs at Toronto.

1961:  Former NHL left winger, and Minnesota North Stars ‘enforcer’ Basil McRae birthday.

1972:  Bill Goldsworthy scored two goals and an assist, and Jude Drouin had a goal and three assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 4-2 win against Detroit at the Met Center.

1975:  New York Islanders obtained left-wing J. P. Parise from the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for Ernie Hicke and Doug Rombough.

1975:  Charlie Burns took over as the Minnesota North Stars’ head coach, replacing Jack Gordon.

1975:  New York Islanders traded Bob Cook to the Minnesota North Stars for cash.

1977:  Doug Hicks scored three goals and rookie Glen Sharpley had three assists as the Minnesota North Stars won 5-2 over the visiting L.A. Kings.

1980:  Bobby Smith scored a goal and added an assist as the Minnesota North Stars extended their team-record home undefeated streak to 11 straight games (8-0-3), with a 2-2 tie against the Washington Capitals.

1985:  Mike Ramsey picked up three assists to lead Buffalo to a 7-3 win over the Islanders at Long Island.

1985:  Brian Bellows scored two goals and an assist and Keith Acton had a goal and two assists as the Minnesota North Stars tied 4-4 with the Flames at Calgary.

1985:  New Jersey’s Aaron Broten extended his team-record consecutive game assist streak to 8 straight in the Devils’ 5-4 win against the visiting Montreal Canadiens.

1989:  Neal Broten had three assists as the North Stars won 5-3 over the Flyers in Minnesota.

1990:  New Jersey traded Aaron Broten to the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for Bob Brooke.

1998:  Minnesota Wild announces a 26-year partnership agreement with the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission (MASC).  This partnershp marks the first partnership of its kind between a private sector professional sports team and a public sector amateur sports organization.

2001:  Rookie defenseman Filip Kuba scored two goals, including the winner at 2:58 of overtime as the Minnesota Wild won 3-2 against the visiting Red Wings to extend their unbeaten streak to 8 games (5-0-3), an NHL record for expansion teams.

2008:  Phoenix rookie Peter Mueller, a Bloomington MN native, scored the only goal in a shootout and had an assist in regulation as the Coyotes won 3-2 over the visiting Anaheim Ducks.

2011:  Minnesota Wild signed free agent Jed Ortmeyer.

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