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This Day in MN Hockey History: Oct. 18

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1908:  Former NHL right winger Leroy Goldsworthy born in Two Harbors, MN.  Goldsworthy played in the NHL 1929-30 through 1938-39 with the New York Rangers, Detroit, Chicago, Montreal, Boston and the New York Americans.

1951:  Former NHL center Mike Antonovich born in Calumet, MN.  Antonovich played in the NHL 1975-76 through 1983-84 with the North Stars, Hartford and New Jersey.

1961:  Former NHL center John Johannson born in Rochester, MN.  Johannson played in the NHL 1983-84 with New Jersey.

1967:  North Stars faced the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first time in team history, and played to a 3-3 tie at the Civic Arena.

1967:  Andy Bathgate scored the first hat trick in Penguins history as Pittsburgh tied 3-3 with the visiting North Stars.

1972:  North Stars’ defenseman Tom Reid (playing in a game vs. Atlanta Flames) was hit by the puck 11 times during one game.  Shortly thereafter he helped develop the first light plastic ankle guard for hockey players.  (Maniago got the shutout 6-0).

1972:  Tommy Williams scored the WHA Whalers’ first hat trick in New England’s 4-1 win at Houston.

1972:  Goaltender Cesare Maniago recorded his 20th career shutout as the N-Stars won 6-0 against the Flames, in Atlanta.  Dennis Hextall scored two goals and two assists, and J.P. Parise had a goal and three assists.

1973:  Jude Drouin scored a goal and added two assists as the North Stars tied 4-4 with the Red Wings at Detroit.

1975:  Former MN Wild left winger Jean-Guy Trudel born in Sudbury, Ont.

1978:  N-Stars traded center Dennis Maruk to the Capitals in exchange for Pittsburgh’s #1 pick in 1979 (from an earlier deal).  The N-Stars used the pick to select Tom McCarthy.

1978:  MN rookie Bobby Smith scored the first goal of his NHL career, and added an assist, in the North Stars’ 7-2 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks.

1978:  Tim Young scored a goal and added two assists and Per-Olov Brasar had three assists to lead the N-Stars to a 7-2 win over Vancouver at the Met Center.

1979:  Former MN Wild defenseman Alex Henry born in Elliot Lake, Ont.

1980:  The US Hockey Hall of Fame enshrined it’s eighth-year members since opening in 1973 on this date in Eveleth, MN.  Inducted were:  Administrators: Frank Kahler & Walter Bush Jr.

1983:  Phil Housley scored twice to lead the Sabres to a 3-1 win over the Penguins at Pittsburgh.

1986:  Neal Broten had three assists to lead the North Stars to a 4-1 win over the Canucks, in Minnesota.

1987:  NHL center Casey Wellman born in Castro Valley, Calif.  Wellman has played in the NHL since 2009-10 with the MN Wild and NY Rangers.

2000:  18-year-old rookie Marian Gaborik scored twice in the final 2:28 of the game to lead the MN Wild to their first victory in team history, 6-5 over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning.

2003:  Jim Dowd became the second player to score 100 points as a member of the Wild; he reached the milestone with a goal and an assist in a 2-2 tie vs Vancouver.

2005:  NY Rangers traded Jamie Lundmark to Phoenix for Jeff Taffe.

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