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This Day In MN Hockey History

This Day in MN Hockey History: Oct. 1

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1965:  Former NHL center Cliff Ronning born in Vancouver, B.C.  Ronning played in the NHL 1985-86 through 2003-04 with St. Louis, Vancouver, Phoenix, Nashville, Los Angeles, the Minnesota Wild and the New York Islanders.

1967:  The expansion Minnesota North Stars record dropped to 7-3-0 in their first NHL preseason, after a 3-2 loss to the Oakland Seals, in a game played at Port Huron, Michigan.

1968:  Pittsburgh Penguins acquired defenseman Bob Woytowich from the Minnesota North Stars, in exchange for Pittsburgh’s first choice in the 1972 draft.

1969:  As part of the first Hockey Hall of Fame Museums dedication in Eveleth, MN celebrating Eveleth’s role in the sport of hockey.  A professional hockey game, between the Minnesota North Stars and the St. Louis Blues was played at the Eveleth Hippodrome on this date.

1971:  Minnesota North Stars claimed Craig Cameron from St. Louis on waivers.

1974:  Minnesota North Stars traded defenseman Gary Bergman to Detroit, in exchange for the Red Wings’ 3rd choice (Alex Pirus) in 1975 Amateur Draft.

1975:  Bemidji State University hockey Fieldhouse was renamed to the John Glas Fieldhouse.

1977:  Pittsburgh Penguins traded defenseman Don Awrey to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Bob Paradise.

1977:  The Minnesota North Stars faced off against their NHL counterparts in fall exhibition games vs the WHA in games played from 72-78.  The North Stars-3 vs. Winnipeg Jets-4 was played on this date.

1978:  The Minnesota North Stars faced off against their NHL counterparts in fall exhibition games vs the WHA in games played from 72-78.  The North Stars-2 vs. Quebec Nordiques-5 was played on this date.

1982:  New Jersey Devils signed Mike Antonovich as a free agent.

1982:  Minnesota North Stars traded Mark Johnson and Kent-Erik Andersson to the Hartford Whalers for Jordy Douglas and Whalers’ 5th round pick in 1984 Entry Draft.

1990:  Quebec Nordiques claimed Shawn Anderson from Washington, Wayne Van Dorp from Chicago and Aaron Broten from the Minnesota North Stars in the NHL’s annual Waiver Draft.

1994:  Minnesota Moose forward Blair Atecheynum scores the clubs first goal in franchise history in a 1-4 loss on the road in Denver, Colorado.

2000:  The Minnesota Wild’s second home game in franchise history took place on this date in a pre-season match-up vs. the Chicago Blackhawks at the newly opened Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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