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Encyclopedia > Minnesota North Stars
Minnesota North Stars
Founded 1967
History Minnesota North Stars
1967 - 1993
Dallas Stars
1993 - present
Home Arena Met Center
City Bloomington, Minnesota
Colors Green, Gold, Black and white
Conference Championships 1980-81, 1990-91
Division Championships 1981-82, 1983-84

The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1967 to 1993. The team played its home games at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. The team's colors for most of their history were green, gold and white. In twenty-six seasons, the team played 2,062 regular season games and appeared in the playoffs fifteen times, including two Stanley Cup Finals appearances. In the fall of 1993, the franchise moved to Dallas, Texas, where it is now known as the Dallas Stars. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... The Metropolitan Sports Center (also known as the Met Center) was an indoor arena that formerly stood in Bloomington, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin Founded 1843 Incorporated 1858 Mayor Gene Winstead Area    - City 99. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Metropolitan Sports Center (also known as the Met Center) was an indoor arena that formerly stood in Bloomington, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin Founded 1843 Incorporated 1858 Mayor Gene Winstead Area    - City 99. ... Image:Stanleycuptrophy. ... Dallas redirects here. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ...

Contents

History

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Beginnings

See also: 1967 NHL Expansion
Met Center, home of the Minnesota North Stars.
Met Center, home of the Minnesota North Stars.

On March 11, 1965, NHL President Clarence Campbell announced that the league would expand to twelve teams from six through the creation of a new six-team division for the 1967-68 season.[1] In response to Campbell's announcement, a partnership of nine men, led by Walter Bush Jr. and John Driscoll, was formed to seek a franchise for the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.[2][3] Their efforts were successful as the NHL awarded one of six expansion franchises to Minnesota on February 9, 1966.[3] In addition to Minnesota, the five other franchises were California (Oakland), Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis.[3] The "North Stars" name was announced on May 25, 1966, following a public contest.[3] The name is derived from the state's motto "L'Étoile du Nord", which is a French phrase meaning "The Star of the North".[4] Months after the naming of the team, ground was broken on October 3, 1966 for a new hockey arena in Bloomington, Minnesota.[3] The home of the North Stars, Metropolitan Sports Center, was built in 12 months at a cost of US$7 million.[2] The arena was ready for play for the start of the 1967-68 NHL season, but portions of the arena's construction had not been completed.[5] Spectator seats were in the process of being installed as fans arrived at the arena for the opening home game on October 21, 1967.[5] The National Hockey League added six new franchises for the 1967-68 NHL season, doubling the size of the league. ... Image File history File links Metcenter. ... Image File history File links Metcenter. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Clarence Campbell poses with the Stanley Cup in 1957. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Oakland redirects here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Great Seal of Minnesota with the state motto. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


Early years

A hockey game played at Met Center during the team's early years.
A hockey game played at Met Center during the team's early years.

On October 15, 1967, the North Stars played the first game in franchise history on the road against the California Seals, another expansion team.[4] The North Stars lost that game, but would get a rematch against the Seals six days later at home, this time playing to a 3-3 tie.[4] The team achieved success early as it was in first place in the Western Division halfway through the 1967-68 season.[4] Tragedy struck the team during the first season on January 13, 1968, when forward Bill Masterton suffered a fatal hit during a game against the Seals at Met Center.[4] Skating towards the Seals goal across the blue line, Masterton fell backwards, hitting the back of his head on the ice.[4] He never regained consciousness and died on January 15, 1968, at the age of 29, two days after the accident.[4] Doctors described the cause of Masterton's death as a "massive brain injury".[6] To this date, this remains the first and only death as a result of an injury during a game in NHL history.[7] The North Stars retired his jersey, and later that year, hockey writers established the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy which would be given annually to a player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.[8] Following the news of Masterton's death, the North Stars lost the next six games.[4] is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Oakland Seals were a team in the National Hockey League. ... is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Masterton (born August 16, 1938 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - January 15, 1968) was a center in the National Hockey League. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. ...


The North Stars would achieve success in their first year of existence by finishing in fourth place in the Western division with a record of 27-32-15, and advancing to the playoffs.[4] During the 1968 playoffs, the North Stars defeated the Los Angeles Kings in seven games after losing the first two in the series.[4] In the next round, the Western Finals, the North Stars faced the St. Louis Blues in a series which would also go to a seventh game.[4] Minnesota was one game away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals, but in the deciding game, they lost in double overtime.[4] The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The St. ... The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st season of the National Hockey League. ...


The team was led in the early years by the goaltending duo Lorne "Gump" Worsley and Cesare Maniago. Defenseman Ted Harris was the North Stars captain. The first Stars team also included high-scoring winger Bill Goldsworthy and other quality players such as Barry Gibbs, Jude Drouin, J.P. Parise, Danny Grant, Lou Nanne, Tom Reid, and Dennis Hextall. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cesare Maniago (Born January 13, 1939 in Trail, British Columbia) was a National Hockey League goaltender who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and Vancouver Canucks. ... Ted Harris (born July 18, 1936 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) was a Canadian ice hockey defenseman. ... In ice hockey each team has a designated captain. ... Bill Goldie Goldsworthy (born August 24, 1944 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - died May 29, 1996) was a professional ice hockey player (right winger) who played in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins, the Minnesota North Stars and the New York Rangers for 14 seasons between 1964 and 1978. ... Barry Gibbs (born September 28, 1948 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. ... Jude Drouin (born October 28, 1948 in Murdochville, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. ... Jean-Paul Parise(born 11 December 1941 in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL. He is the father of current New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise. ... Danny Grant (February 21, 1945 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada) played ice hockey in the National Hockey League for parts of 14 seasons. ... Lou Nanne (born June 2, 1941 in Sault Ste. ... Tom Reid (born June 24, 1946 in Fort Erie, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 690 games in the National Hockey League. ... Dennis Hextall (Born April 17, 1943 in Poplar Point, Manitoba) was a professional hockey forward who spent most of his career with the Minnesota North Stars and Detroit Redwings. ...


By the mid-1970s, the North Stars had fallen on hard times, perennially attaining poor records and usually finishing out of the playoffs. However, in 1978, the struggling team was bought by Gordon and George Gund, the owners of the Cleveland Barons franchise, who were permitted to merge the two teams in an unprecedented arrangement. The merged team would remain as the Minnesota North Stars, but assume the Barons place in the Adams Division. The recently retired Nanne was named as general manager, and a number of the Barons players – notably goaltender Gilles Meloche and forwards Al MacAdam and Mike Fidler – bolstered the Minnesota lineup. Furthermore, Minnesota had drafted Bobby Smith, who would go on to win the Calder Trophy that year, and Steve Payne, who himself would go on to record 42 goals in his second campaign in 1979-80. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Gordon Gund was formely the principal owner of the NBA franchise the Cleveland Cavaliers, a co-owner of the San Jose Sharks NHL team, and remains the CEO of Gund Investment Corporation. ... The Oakland Seals were a team in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The NHLs Adams Division was formed in 1974 as part of the Prince of Wales Conference. ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... Gilles Meloche (Born July 12, 1950 in Montreal, Quebec), was a goaltender who played in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Blackhawks, California Golden Seals, Cleveland Barons, Minnesota North Stars and Pittsburgh Penguins. ... Al MacAdam (Born March 16, 1952 in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada) is a retired professional hockey player who played for 4 NHL teams over a twelve-year career. ... Mike Fidler (born August 15, 1956 in Everett, Massachusetts) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 271 games in the National Hockey League. ... Robert Bobby Smith (born February 12, 1958 in North Sydney, Nova Scotia) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota North Stars in the National Hockey League. ... The Calder Memorial Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy, presented annually to the best rookie of the year as voted upon by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. ... Steve Payne(born 16 August 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played for the Minnesota North Stars of the NHL. He played his entire NHL career with Minnesota. ...


1980s

In the middle of this transition, a historic night awaited the North Stars, Met Center, and its loyal fans. On the night of January 6, 1980, Minnesota was scheduled to play the Philadelphia Flyers, who came to Bloomington sporting the NHL's (and all major league sports') longest undefeated streak, a 35-game string which included 25 wins, and 10 ties.


An all-time record Met Center crowd of 15,962 squeezed into every nook and cranny of the arena, which was the largest crowd to ever witness a hockey game in Minnesota to that time, and would remain the highest total in all 26 seasons of the franchise. Minnesota obliterated the Flyers and ended their streak, 7-1, with two North Stars posting hat tricks in the drubbing.


With the additions of fine new players such as Minnesota native and ex-1980 Olympian Neal Broten and sniper Dino Ciccarelli, the North Stars had five straight winning seasons starting in 1979-80 and included back-to-back trips to the Stanley Cup Semi-Final, against the Philadelphia Flyers in 1980, and then the Calgary Flames in 1981, when the North Stars finally reached their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final, which put them up against the heavily stacked New York Islanders in 1980-81, which Minnesota lost in 5 games. U.S. captain Mike Eruzione(left) celebrates with Bill Baker (center) moments after scoring the decisive goal against the Soviet Union. ... Neal Broten (born November 29, 1959 in Roseau, Minnesota) was an American professional ice hockey player who played for the Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League. ... Dino Ciccarelli (born on 8 February 1960 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) was a professional hockey player. ... The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Dino Ciccarelli would score a franchise record 55 goals in just his second season in 1981-82, leading Minnesota to its first division title, but the team bowed out of the play-offs in the first round against an upstart Chicago Blackhawks team. Dino Ciccarelli (born on 8 February 1960 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) was a professional hockey player. ...


In the summer of 1982, General Manager Lou Nanne orchestrated one of the franchise's biggest moves ever, and landed a star in the making, by drafting highly coveted Brian Bellows. It paid immediate dividends, as he would score 35 goals in his rookie campaign, and helped the team to finish with 40 wins and 96 regular season points - both the most ever recorded in the 26 years the franchise was based in Minnesota. Once again, though, the North Stars fell in the play-offs to the pesky Denis Savard and Al Secord-led Chicago Blackhawks in the second round of the playoffs. Brian Bellows (born September 1, 1964 in St. ...


Beginning in 1983-84, the team was determined to erase the failures of the previous two campaigns, and they came close to doing so. This was a season of change for the North Stars and their fans, as a new coach was behind the bench, Bill Mahoney, who was a defense- minded teacher of the game. Very early in the season, a major trade shook the organization, all of Minnesota, and the NHL. The popular Bobby Smith was shipped off to the Montreal Canadiens for a pair of defense-minded forwards, Keith Acton and Mark Napier. The team would go on to post the second-highest victory total in its history with 39, and win its second Norris Division crown. Bill Mahoney (born June 23, 1936 in Peterborough, Ontario) is a former Canadian ice hockey coach. ... Keith Acton (born 15 April 1958 in Stouffville, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player who is currently an Assistant Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs. ... Mark Napier (born January 28, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played over a thousand professional games between the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association. ...


In the playoffs, the North Stars finally defeated their rival, the Chicago Blackhawks. Minnesota won the series 3 games to 2, then eliminated the St. Louis Blues in a 7 games. Only one team remained between the North Stars second Stanley Cup Final run in four seasons, Wayne Gretzky's Edmonton Oilers. It was a tough, high-scoring series but the Oilers proved too much with its star-studded line-up, and would coast past the North Stars in a four game sweep, en route to their first Stanley Cup. Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ...


After 1984 the franchise would only have one more winning season in Minnesota before the move to Dallas. While the late 1980s saw the franchise draft what would turn out to be their greatest player – forward Mike Modano – chronic attendance problems spurred the owners to threaten to move the club to the San Francisco Bay Area, against the league's wishes. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Michael Thomas Modano, Jr. ... Bay Area redirects here. ...


1990s

Team media guide for the 1992-93 NHL season, the final one in Minnesota.

A compromise was implemented for the 1990-91 season whereby the Gund brothers were awarded an expansion team in the Bay Area, the San Jose Sharks, that would receive players via a dispersal draft with the North Stars. A group previously petitioning for an NHL team in the Bay Area led by Howard Baldwin and Morris Belzberg bought the North Stars as part of the deal. Baldwin and Belzberg purchased the team from the Gund brothers for approximately $38.1 million (including $1 million in liabilities as well as giving the Gunds their share of the fees from the next three expansion teams, expected to be $7.14 million). Norman Green, a last-minute newcomer to Baldwin and Belzberg's group, purchased 51% controlling interest in the North Stars from them, with Baldwin and Belzberg sharing the remaining 49% stake in the team. Green agreed to purchase Baldwin's 24.5% share, giving him more than 75% control of the team, shortly after a dispute with Baldwin arose. Belzberg maintained his share of the rest of the team's stock until October 1990, when Green became the sole owner by buying Belzberg's shares. The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... San Jose Sharks logo Minnesota North Stars logo The 1991 NHL Dispersal Draft was a dispersal draft held on May 30, 1991 in which the roster of the NHLs Minnesota North Stars was divided between that team and the San Jose Sharks, a new expansion team who began play... Howard Baldwin is an American entrepreneur and film producer. ... Morris Belzberg is an American businessman and former owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. ... For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ...


In that 1991 season, despite a losing record in the regular season, the North Stars made it to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in franchise history. They knocked off the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues (the top two teams in the NHL during the regular season) in six games each and the defending Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers in five games. The team fought hard against the eventual champion Pittsburgh Penguins, led by Mario Lemieux. They won two out of the first three contests before being obliterated 8-0 in Game 6 of the best-of-seven series. It was the most one-sided defeat in a deciding game of the Stanley Cup Finals since the Ottawa Senators defeated the Dawson City Nuggets 23-2 in 1905. The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The St. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1984 and 2005. ... This article is about the original Ottawa Senators. ... Dawson team in Ottawa, 1905 for their challenge The Dawson City Nuggets were a hockey team from Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada that challenged the reigning champion Ottawa Senators, aka Silver Seven in January, 1905, for the Stanley Cup, and suffered the most lopsided single-game defeat in the history...


The shocking loss seemed to let the air out of the franchise for good. Green's mercurial personality and mounting financial and legal problems also began to grate on the area's fan base, and local support for the franchise rapidly dwindled. Finally, with his northern mall empire threatening to fall into receivership and a sexual harassment lawsuit against him working its way through the Minnesota court system, Green demanded concessions for his team that the area and state were unwilling to give, so he moved the team to Dallas, Texas, in the fall of 1993.


Departure to Dallas

See also: Dallas Stars

When the Dallas Stars won the 1999 Stanley Cup, their official video "Nothing Else Matters" not only included their past seasons' disappointments, but also paid tribute to the North Stars' 1991 run to the final, of which star Mike Modano and general manager Bob Gainey had been part. In the next wave of NHL expansion the Twin Cities were granted a new franchise, the Minnesota Wild, which began play in the 2000-01 season. The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... Michael Thomas Modano, Jr. ... Robert Michael Bob Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The 2000-01 NHL season was the 84th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


As of the 2006-07 season, Modano, Hatcher, and Richard Matvichuk are the last former North Stars still active in the NHL. Modano is the only remaining North Star still with the franchise in Dallas, and currently serves as an alternate captain. Jere Lehtinen, though drafted by the North Stars in 1992 and still active with the team, would not play an NHL game until the 1995-96 season, by which time the franchise had relocated to Dallas. Richard Matvichuk (born February 5, 1973 in Edmonton, Alberta) is an NHL defenseman, currently signed with the New Jersey Devils. ... Jere Lehtinen (born June 24, 1973 in Espoo, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. ... The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


Other former North Stars continue to play overseas or in the minor leagues. Mike Craig and Todd Elik both play in the Austrian Hockey League, Craig for the Vienna Capitals and Elik for Innsbruck EV. Tommy Sjödin is with Brynäs IF in the Swedish Elitserien. Finally, Kip Miller plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. Mike Craig (born June 6, 1971 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Todd Elik (born April 15, 1966, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center. ... The ÖEHV or Österreichischer Eishockeyverband, is the Austrian National League of Hockey. ... Vienna Capitals are a member of the Erste Bank Hockey League. ... Innsbruck EV are an ice hockey team in the Erste Bank Hockey League. ... Tommy Sjodin (born 1965 in Timra, Sweden), is a Swedish ice hockey defenceman. ... Brynäs IF is a sports club from Gävle, Sweden, mostly known for its professional ice hockey team. ... This article is about the ice hockey league. ... Kip Charles Miller (born June 11, 1969 in Lansing, Michigan) is currently an American hockey player for the American Hockey League Chicago Wolves. ... The Grand Rapids Griffins are a hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ...


Return of Hockey to Minnesota

See also: Minnesota Wild

Professional hockey returned to Minnesota in 1997 when the National Hockey League announced that the state had been awarded an expansion franchise to begin play in the 2000-01 NHL season. The next year, the team name for the new franchise became the Minnesota Wild. The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The 2000-01 NHL season was the 84th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ...


Seasons and records

Season-by-season record

The team had 15 playoff appearances, a 77-82 playoff record, 2 Norris Division championships, and 2 Campbell Conference championships.

For a complete list of seasons played by the Minnesota North Stars and Dallas Stars, see Dallas Stars seasons.

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes[9] This is a list of seasons completed by the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. ...

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1967-68 74 27 35 15 69 191 226 738 4th, West Won Quarterfinals (Kings) 4-3
Lost Semifinals (Blues) 4-3
1968-69 76 18 43 15 51 189 270 862 6th, West Out of playoffs
1969-70 76 19 35 22 60 224 257 1,008 3rd, West Lost Quarterfinals (Blues) 4-2
1970-71 78 28 34 16 72 191 223 898 4th, West Won Quarterfinals (Blues) 4-2
Lost Semifinals (Canadiens) 4-2
1971-72 78 37 29 12 86 212 191 853 2nd, West Lost Quarterfinals (Blues) 4-3
1972-73 78 37 30 11 85 254 230 881 3rd, West Lost Quarterfinals (Flyers) 4-2
1973-74 78 23 38 17 63 235 275 821 7th, West Out of playoffs
1974-75 80 23 50 7 53 221 341 1,106 4th, Smythe Out of playoffs
1975-76 80 20 53 7 47 195 303 1,191 4th, Smythe Out of playoffs
1976-77 80 23 39 18 64 240 310 774 2nd, Smythe Lost Preliminary (Sabres) 2-0
1977-78 80 18 53 9 45 218 325 1,096 5th, Smythe Out of playoffs
1978-79 80 28 40 12 68 257 289 1,102 4th, Adams Out of playoffs
1979-80 80 36 28 16 88 311 253 1,064 3rd, Adams Won Preliminary (Maple Leafs) 3-0
Won Quarterfinals (Canadiens) 4-3
Lost Semifinals (Flyers) 4-1
1980-81 80 35 28 17 87 291 263 1,624 3rd, Adams Won Preliminary (Bruins) 3-0
Won Quarterfinals (Sabres) 4-1
Won Semifinals (Flames) 4-2
Lost Stanley Cup Finals (Islanders) 4-1
1981-82 80 37 23 20 94 346 288 1,358 1st, Norris Lost Division Semifinals (Blackhawks) 3-1
1982-83 80 40 24 16 96 321 290 1,520 2nd, Norris Won Division Semifinals (Maple Leafs) 3-1
Lost Division Finals (Blackhawks) 4-1
1983-84 80 39 31 10 88 345 344 1,696 1st, Norris Won Division Semifinals (Blackhawks) 3-2
Won Division Finals (Blues) 4-3
Lost Conference Finals (Oilers) 4-0
1984-85 80 25 43 12 62 268 321 1,735 4th, Norris Won Division Semifinals (Blues) 3-0
Lost Division Finals (Blackhawks) 4-2
1985-86 80 38 33 9 85 327 305 1,672 2nd, Norris Lost Division Semifinals (Blues) 3-2
1986-87 80 30 40 10 70 296 314 1,936 5th, Norris Out of playoffs
1987-88 80 19 48 13 51 242 349 2,313 5th, Norris Out of playoffs
1988-89 80 27 37 16 70 258 278 1,972 3rd, Norris Lost Division Semifinals (Blues) 4-1
1989-90 80 36 40 4 76 284 291 2,041 4th, Norris Lost Division Semifinals (Blackhawks) 4-3
1990-91 80 27 39 14 68 256 266 1,964 4th, Norris Won Division Semifinals (Blackhawks) 4-2
Won Division Finals (Blues) 4-2
Won Conference Finals (Oilers) 4-1
Lost Stanley Cup Finals (Penguins) 4-2
1991-92 80 32 42 6 70 246 278 2,169 4th, Norris Lost Division Semifinals (Red Wings) 4-3
1992-93 84 36 38 10 82 272 293 1,885 5th, Norris Out of playoffs
Totals 2,062 758 970 334 1,850 6,690 7,373 36,279

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Team leaders

Regular Season

Neal Broten (born November 29, 1959 in Roseau, Minnesota) was an American professional ice hockey player who played for the Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League. ... Brian Bellows (born September 1, 1964 in St. ... Basil McRae (born January 5, 1961 in Beaverton, Ontario) played his major junior hockey with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA). ... Cesare Maniago (Born January 13, 1939 in Trail, British Columbia) was a National Hockey League goaltender who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and Vancouver Canucks. ...

Team scoring leaders

This is a listing of the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history.


Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player Pos[9] GP G A Pts[10]
Neal Broten[11] Flag of the United States C 876 249 547 796
Brian Bellows[11] Flag of Canada RW 753 342 380 722
Dino Ciccarelli[11] Flag of Canada RW 602 332 319 651
Bobby Smith[12] Flag of Canada F 572 185 369 554
Bill Goldsworthy[13] Flag of Canada RW 670 267 239 506
Tim Young[12] Flag of Canada F 564 178 316 494
Steve Payne[14] Flag of Canada F 613 228 238 466
Craig Hartsburg[13] Flag of Canada D 570 98 315 413
Dave Gagner[13] Flag of Canada C 440 187 217 404
J.P. Parise[14] Flag of Canada LW 588 154 242 396

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NHL awards and trophies

Clarence S. Campbell Bowl Clarence S. Campbell Bowl at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, or the Campbell Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy awarded to the Western Conference playoff champions. ...

  • 1990-91

Calder Memorial Trophy The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best rookie in the National Hockey League. ...

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Danny Grant (February 21, 1945 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada) played ice hockey in the National Hockey League for parts of 14 seasons. ... The 1968-69 NHL season was the 52nd season of the National Hockey League. ... Robert Bobby Smith (born February 12, 1958 in North Sydney, Nova Scotia) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota North Stars in the National Hockey League. ... The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. ...

Al MacAdam (Born March 16, 1952 in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada) is a retired professional hockey player who played for 4 NHL teams over a twelve-year career. ... The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ...

Leaders

Team captains

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Bob Woytowich (born August 18, 1941 in Winnipeg, Manitoba died July 30,1988)was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. ... Elmer Moose Vasko (December 11, 1935 - October 31, 1998), born in Duparquet, Quebec, Canada, was a Canadian Professional Hockey Defenceman who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota North Stars. ... Claude Larose (born March 2, 1943 in Hearst, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 943 career NHL games for the Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars and St. ... Ted Harris (born July 18, 1936 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) was a Canadian ice hockey defenseman. ... Bill Goldie Goldsworthy (born August 24, 1944 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - died May 29, 1996) was a professional ice hockey player (right winger) who played in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins, the Minnesota North Stars and the New York Rangers for 14 seasons between 1964 and 1978. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Nick Beverley (born April 21, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former hockey player in the NHL and former head coach in the NHL and AHL. He played for the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, and Colorado Rockies. ... Jean-Paul Parise(born 11 December 1941 in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL. He is the father of current New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise. ... Paul Shmyr (January 28, 1946 in - Cudworth, Saskatchewan, Canada - September 2, 2004 in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada) was a World Hockey Association and National Hockey League defenseman. ... Timothy Michael Young (born February 22, 1955 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey centre who played ten seasons in the National Hockey League. ... Craig Hartsburg (born June 29, 1959 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played ten seasons with the Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League from 1979-80 until 1988-89. ... Brian Bellows (born September 1, 1964 in St. ... Curtis Jon Giles (born November 30, 1958 in The Pas, Manitoba is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman. ... Mark Tinordi (born May 9, 1966 in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League for twelve seasons between 1987-88 and 1998-99. ...

Head coaches

  • Wren Blair, 1967-70
  • John Muckler, 1968-69
  • Charlie Burns, 1969-70, 1974-75
  • Jack Gordon, 1970-75
  • Parker MacDonald, 1973-74
  • Ted Harris, 1975-78
  • Andre Beaulieu, 1977-78
  • Lou Nanne, 1977-78


Wren Blair (born October 2, 1925 in Lindsay, Ontario) is a former Canadian ice hockey coach. ... John Mucks Muckler (born April 13, 1934) was most recently the General Manager of the Ottawa Senators NHL ice hockey Club. ... Charles Charlie Burns (born February 14, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired professional ice hockey forward who played 749 games in the National Hockey League. ... Jack Gordon (born March 3, 1928 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a former Canadian ice hockey coach and player. ... Parker MacDonald (born June 14, 1933 in Sydney, Nova Scotia) was a professional ice hockey left winger who played for a number of NHL teams in his 18 year career. ... Ted Harris (born July 18, 1936 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. ... Lou Nanne (born June 2, 1941 in Sault Ste. ... Henry Vernon (Harry) Howell (born December 28, 1932 in Hamilton, Ontario)[1] was a Canadian professional hockey player and longtime star for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. ... Glen Sonmor (Born - April 22, 1929 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a Canadian Professional Hockey Left Winger who played 2 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers. ... Murray Oliver (born November 14, 1937 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. ... Bill Mahoney (born June 23, 1936 in Peterborough, Ontario) is a former Canadian ice hockey coach. ... Lorne Henning, born February 2, 1952 in Melfort, Saskatchewan, is a Canadian hockey executive. ... Image:Miracle on Ice -colin healy. ... ... Robert Michael Bob Gainey (Born December 13, 1953 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is the current executive vice president, general manager, (and former ice hockey player) of the Montreal Canadiens. ...

Notable players

Hall of Famers

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Léo Joseph Boivin (Born August 2, 1932 in Prescott, Ontario, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota North Stars. ... Michael Alfred Gartner (born October 29, 1959 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals, Minnesota North Stars, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Phoenix Coyotes. ... Lawrence Thomas Murphy (born March 8, 1961 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Retired Numbers (in Minnesota)

Team media guide featuring Bill Goldsworthy.
Team media guide featuring Bill Goldsworthy.

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First round draft picks

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Craig Hartsburg (born June 29, 1959 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played ten seasons with the Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League from 1979-80 until 1988-89. ... Tom McCarthy (born July 31, 1960 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 460 games in the National Hockey League. ... The 1980 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum. ... Brad Palmer (born September 14, 1961 in Duncan, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... The 1981 NHL Entry Draft was a draft held in Montreal,Quebec. ... Ron Meighan (born May 26, 1963, in Montreal, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. ... The 1982 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Brian Bellows (born September 1, 1964 in St. ... The 1983 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Brian R. Lawton (born June 29, 1965 in New Brunswick, New Jersey and raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island) is a former professional ice hockey player and player agent who played 483 games in the NHL between 1983 and 1992. ... jk;lkkkl;l [popiopi ... David Quinn (born July 30, 1966, in Cranston, Rhode Island) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. ... The first draft outside of Montreal. ... The 1986 NHL Entry Draft was held on 21 June, at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Warren Babe (born September 7, 1968 in Medicine Hat, Alberta) is a former National Hockey League left winger. ... Draft order Round 1 Category: ... Dave Archibald (born April 14, 1969, in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada) is a former National Hockey League right wing. ... The 1988 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Michael Thomas Modano, Jr. ... The 1989 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. ... 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Logos and colors

The original North Stars logo, used until 1975
The original North Stars logo, used until 1975
The North Stars logo used for the 1991-92 & 1992-93 seasons, before the move to Dallas
The North Stars logo used for the 1991-92 & 1992-93 seasons, before the move to Dallas

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Broadcasting

North Stars hockey games were radio broadcast on WCCO from 1967 to 1978, then moved to their new home at KSTP, where they stayed until the team moved to Dallas in 1993.[15] Al Shaver was the play-by-play announcer of the team throughout its stay in Minnesota.[15] Known as the "Voice of Hockey" to listeners in Minnesota, Shaver is a ten-time Minnesota Sportscaster of the Year and he is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.[15] Following the team's departure to Dallas, he called Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey games until his retirement in 1996.[15] WCCO is a radio station with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ... Entrance to the KSTP studios on University Avenue in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Head Coach Don Lucia 9th year, 222–98–29[1] Home Ice Mariucci Arena Capacity: 10,000 Surface: 200 x 100 Conference Affiliation Independent (1921–1951) Midwest Collegiate Hockey League (1951–1953) Western Intercollegiate Hockey League (1953–1958) Independent (1958–1959) Big Ten Conference (1958–1981) Western Collegiate Hockey Association...


Shaver's final call for the North Stars:

"It's Ludwig, giving it to Dahlen ... 4,3,2,1 ... and it's all over. The Stars lose it here, 5-3, and now it's pack-'em up time and on to Dallas. We wish them good luck. And to all the North Stars over the past 26 years, we say thank you, all of you, for so much fine entertainment. It's been a pleasure knowing you, Minnesota's loss is definitely a gain for Dallas - and a big one. We thank you, though, from the bottoms of our hearts, for all the wonderful nights at Met Center, when you've given us so much entertainment and you've been such a credit to the community in which you played. We will still remember you as the Minnesota North Stars. Good night, everybody. And goodbye."

[16]

See also

This is a list of players who have played at least one game for the Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Head Coaches of the Minnesota North Stars Wren Blair 1967-68 Wren Blair & John Muckler 1968-69 Wren Blair & Charlie Burns 1969-70 Jack Gordon 1970-73 Jack Gordon & Parker MacDonald 1973-74 Jack Gordon & Charlie Burns 1974-75 Ted Harris 1975-77 Ted Harris & Andre Beaulieu & Lou Nanne 1977... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The Oakland Seals were a team in the National Hockey League. ... The Oakland Seals were a team in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... This is a list of teams that once played in the National Hockey League but no longer exist. ... The National Hockey League added six new franchises for the 1967-68 NHL season, doubling the size of the league. ...

Further reading

Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, ISBN 1592981976


References

  1. ^ Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, pp. 5, ISBN 1592981976
  2. ^ a b Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, pp. 8, ISBN 1592981976
  3. ^ a b c d e Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, pp. 9, ISBN 1592981976
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Minnesota North Stars. Sports E-cyclopedia. Retrieved on 2007-11-13.
  5. ^ a b Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, pp. 28, ISBN 1592981976
  6. ^ "First Fatality", Time, 1968-01-26. Retrieved on 2007-11-19. 
  7. ^ Retired Numbers. Dallas Stars. Retrieved on 2007-11-19.
  8. ^ Trophies. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2007-11-23.
  9. ^ a b Minnesota North Stars. The Internet Hockey Database.
  10. ^ Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, pp. 185, ISBN 1592981976
  11. ^ a b c Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, pp. 178, ISBN 1592981976
  12. ^ a b Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, pp. 182, ISBN 1592981976
  13. ^ a b c Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, pp. 179, ISBN 1592981976
  14. ^ a b Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, pp. 181, ISBN 1592981976
  15. ^ a b c d Al Shaver. Pavek Museum of Broadcasting. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.
  16. ^ Al Shaver's Last Call. Minnesota North Stars Memories. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.
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The Hamilton Tigers were a National Hockey League (NHL) team that was originally based in Quebec City, Quebec and called the Quebec Bulldogs (1888-1920). ... Montreal Maroons white logo Montreal Maroons dark logo The Montreal Maroons were a professional ice hockey team from Montreal, Quebec. ... Montreal Wanderers The Montreal Wanderers were a professional hockey team that played in Montreal, Quebec and one of the founding franchises of the National Hockey League in the 1917-18 NHL season. ... The New York Americans were a NHL hockey team, the third expansion team in league history and the second to play in the United States. ... This article is about the original Ottawa Senators. ... The Philadelphia Quakers were a professional ice hockey team that played only one full season in the National Hockey League (NHL), 1930-31, at the Philadelphia Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... This article is on the ice hockey team. ... The Ottawa Senators are an ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Canada. ... NHL redirects here. ... Eastern Conference logo, circa 2006 French version of the Eastern Conference logo The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. ... The Western Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League used to divide teams. ... The NHLs Atlantic Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Patrick Division. ... The NHLs Northeast Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Adams Division. ... The NHLs Southeast Division was formed in 1998 as part of the Eastern Conference due to expansion. ... The NHLs Central Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Western Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Norris Division. ... The NHLs Northwest Division was formed in 1998 as part of the Western Conference due to expansion. ... The NHLs Pacific Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Western Conference in a league realignment. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The St. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... The National Hockey League (NHL) season is divided into the regular season and the Stanley Cup playoffs. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... The Stanley Cup This is a list of Stanley Cup champions, including the finalists/challengers. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the leagues star players playing against each other. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... The National Hockey League Players Association or NHLPA is a labour union that represents the interests of the hockey players in the National Hockey League of North America. ... The NHL All-Star Teams were added to the NHL at the end of the 1930-31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season to each position. ... Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The National Hockey League presents numerous awards and trophies per year; some are given to National Hockey League teams, and other are given to players. ... The classic NHL shield logo, used until the end of the 2004 lockout. ... The following is a timeline describing the history of the National Hockey Leagues teams and their franchise histories. ... This is a list of teams that once played in the National Hockey League but no longer exist. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... The Original Six is a well-known term for the six teams which comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942-43 NHL season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. ... The National Hockey League added six new franchises for the 1967-68 NHL season, doubling the size of the league. ... WHA redirects here. ... This is a list of NHL franchise playoff appearance streaks up to and including the 2006-07 season. ... This is a list of current NHL franchise post-season and Stanley Cup droughts. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... This is a list of all the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario. ... Rivalries in the National Hockey League (NHL) have occurred between many teams and cities. ... The following is a list of National Hockey League arenas including past, present, and future arenas: // Map of Arenas National Hockey League arenas HP Pavilion Honda Center General Motors Place Staples Center Jobing. ... While the National Hockey League follows the general rules of Ice hockey, it differs slightly from those used in international games organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation such as the Olympics. ... Referees attempt to break up a fight around the Tampa Bay goal during the first ice hockey playoff game between the Ottawa Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2006 Stanley Cup. ...

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