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This Day in MN Hockey History: Oct. 16

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1949  Former NHL center Bob Collyard born in Hibbing, MN.  Collyard played in the NHL 1973-74 with St. Louis.

1967:  Former NHL defenseman Neil Wilkinson born in Selkirk, Man.  Wilkinson played in the NHL 1989-90 through 1998-99 with the Minnesota North Stars, San Jose, Chicago, Winnipeg and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

1976:  The US Hockey Hall of Fame enshrined it’s fourth-year members since opening in 1973 on this date in Eveleth, MN.  Inducted were:  Administrators: Robert Ridder.  Players: William Cleary & John Mayasich.

1982:  Gil Perreault scored his 15th career hat trick and added two assists, one of which came on rookie Phil Housley’s first NHL goal, to lead the Sabres to a 9-2 win over the Capitals at Washington.

1982:  Minnesota’s Dino Ciccarelli scored his 5th career hat trick to lead the North Stars to an 8-4 win against Calgary.

1982:  The US Hockey Hall of Fame enshrined it’s tenth-year members since opening in 1973 on this date in Eveleth, MN.  Inducted were:  Administrator: Calvin Marvin Coach:  William Stewart.

1986:  Dino Ciccarelli became just the second player in NHL history to start a season with three straight multiple point games when he scored twice for the Minnesota North Stars in a 5-3 loss to the visiting Boston Bruins.

1987:  Dave Christian scored his 200th NHL career goal in the Capitals’ 6-4 win over the visiting Hartford Whalers.

1989:  New Jersey Devils traded Tom Kurvers to Toronto in exchange for Toronto’s first round choice in 1991 Entry Draft.  The Devils later used the pick to select Scott Niedermayer.

1994:  Minnesota Moose of the IHL won their first game in franchise history after starting their inaugural season 0-5 in a 6-1 win over the Chicago Wolves on the road.

1998:  Washington Capitals acquired right wing Tom Chorske and a 1999 eighth-round draft pick from the New York Islanders for a 1999 sixth-round draft pick.

2001:  Rookie Toby Petersen scored his first career hat trick as the Penguins won in coach Rick Kehoe’s debut, a 5-2 victory against the visiting Ottawa Senators.  Penguins scored four goals on nine shots in the second period.

2001:  Minnesota Wild tied the visiting San Jose Sharks 3-3 to improve their season record to 3-0-3, the best start ever by any second-year expansion team in NHL history.  Marian Gaborik led the scoring with a goal and two assists.

2003:  Martin St. Louis and Jassen Cullimore scored 25 seconds apart in the second period, and Ben Clymer picked up three assists to lead the Lightning to a 5-1 win over the visiting Phoenix Coyotes.

2008:  Minnesota’s Mikko Koivu had a goal and tied a franchise record with four assists in a 6-2 win over the Panthers, in Florida.  Antti Miettinen had two goals and an assist, becoming the first player ever to score in each of his first 3 games with the Wild.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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