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This Day in MN Hockey History: Sept. 24

Courtesy of Vintage Minnesota

1954:  Former NHL right winger Kris Manery born in Leamington, Ont.  Manery played in the NHL 1977-78 through 1980-81 with Vancouver, Winnipeg, Cleveland and the Minnesota North Stars.

1967:  The expansion Minnesota North Stars improved to 5-1-0 in their first NHL preseason, after a 3-0 win over the L.A. Kings, in a game played at Oshawa, Ontario.  It was also the first shutout in franchise history.

1979: The Miracle on Ice 1980 U.S. Olympic team opened tryouts held at the Met Center in Bloomington, MN.

1982:  Minnesota North Stars signed goaltender Markus Mattsson as a free agent.

1984:  NHL defenseman Mike Lundin born in Burnsville, MN.  Lundin has played in the NHL since 2007-08 with Tampa Bay and the Minnesota Wild.

1988:  NHL defenseman Steven Kampfer born in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Kampfer has played in the NHL since 2010-11 with Boston and the Minnesota Wild.

1993:  Winnipeg Jets traded defenseman Phil Housley to St. Louis, in exchange for Nelson Emerson and Stephane Quintal.

1998:  Alana Blahoski, Neal Broten amd Karen Bye named the Grass Roots Hockey Advisors for the Minnesota Wild.


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