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February 29th

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(February 29th - Leap Day on the Gregorian Calendar is a date that occurs in most years that are divisible by 4 such as: 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016....)

1960:  Former NHL right winger Jim Dobson born in Winnipeg, Man. Dobson played in the NHL 1979-80 through 1981-82 with the Minnesota North Stars and the Colorado Rockies.

1972:  Minnesota North Stars signed Jim McElmury as a free agent.

1988:   Washington traded John Barrett to the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for future considerations.

2004:  Minnesota's Andrei Zyuzin tied a team record for most goals in a game by a defenseman when he scored two in a 3-3 tie against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes.

2008:   Brent Burns tied a Minnesota Wild team record for defensemen with his 11th goal of the season and added an assist in a 3-2 win over the Panthers in Florida. He tied the mark set by Lubomir Serekas in 2001-02.

2016:  Wild traded goaltender Niklas Backstrom and a sixth round draft pick to Calgary Flames.  (Wild received David Jones in return in draft).

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