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This Day in MN Hockey History: Oct. 5

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota


1932:  Former NHL left winger Dean Prentice born in Schumacher, Ont.  Prentice played in the NHL 1952-53 through 1973-74 with the New York Rangers, Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh and the Minnesota North Stars.

1947:  Former NHL goalie Gary Edwards born in Toronto, Ont.  Edwards played in the NHL 1968-69 through 1981-82 with St. Louis, Los Angeles, Cleveland, the Minnesota North Stars, Edmonton and Pittsburgh.

1967:  The expansion Minnesota North Stars closed out their first NHL preason with a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, at a game played in Kingston, Ontario.  The North Stars finished their first exhibition season with a record of 7-5-1.

1978:  Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Walt McKechnie from the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for a 3rd Round Choice in the 1980 Entry Draft (Randy Velischek).

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-5 vs. Winnipeg jets-5 was played on this date.

1981:  Buffalo Sabres acquired Yvon Lambert from Montreal and lost Rob McClanahan to Hartford in the NHL Waiver Draft.

1983:  Winnipeg’s Scott Arniel scored his first career hat trick in a 6-6 tie against the visiting Red Wings. Reed Larson picked up three assists for Detroit.

1987:  Minnesota North Stars claimed Al Tuer from Edmonton and Richard Zemlak from Quebec in the NHL’s annual Waiver Draft.

1989:  Minnesota North Stars rookie Mike Modano scored his first career goal and first career assist in his first NHL game, a 6-5 win over the visiting New York Islanders.

1989:  Mike Ramsey picked up his 200th career NHL assist as the Sabres won 4-3 over the Quebec Nordiques, at the Aud.

1989:  Minnesota’s Brian Bellows had two goals and two assists as the North Stars won 6-5 over the visiting New York Islanders.

1991:  Opening night of the Minnesota North Stars 25th Anniversary Season celebrated in the NHL’s 75th Anniversary season as well.

1995:  Ottawa Senators claimed Tom Chorske on waivers from New Jersey.

2005:  Marc Chouinard scored his first career hat trick to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 6-3 win against the visiting Calgary Flames.

2005:  Minneapolis, MN native Zach Parise played in his 1st NHL game with the New Jersey Devils where he tallied his first point.

2006:  Todd White scored at 1:03 into overtime to lead the Wild to a 3-2 win over the visiting Colorado Avalanche.

2007:  Dallas rookie defenseman Matt Niskanen assisted on the first two Stars’ goals to lead the team to a 4-1 win over the visiting Boston Bruins.

2011:  New Jersey Devils named Zach Parise as their new team captain, the 9th in team history.

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota,
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