This Day In MN Hockey History
This Day in MN Hockey History: Oct. 2
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1925: Former NHL coach and general manager Wren Blair born in Lindsay, Ont. Blair served as coach and general manager with the Minnesota North Stars starting in 1967-68.
1957: Former NHL defenseman Gordie Roberts born in Detroit, Mich. Roberts played in the NHL 1979-80 thru 1993-94 with Hartford, the Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Boston, and later became an assistant coach with Phoenix.
1968: Former NHL defenseman Link Gaetz born in Vancouver, B.C. Gaetz played in the NHL 1988-89 through 1991-92 with San Jose and the Minnesota North Stars.
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. Edmonton Oilers-4 was played on this date.
1979: Minnesota North Stars signed goaltender Jean-Louis Levasseur as a free agent.
1995: St. Louis Blues acquired Paul Broten from Dallas in exchange for Guy Carbonneau.
1999: Tampa Bay Lightning signed Ben Clymer as a free agent.
2010: Minnesota Wild signed free agent goaltender Jose Theodore.
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