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1956:  Former NHL left winger Jimmy Roberts born in Toronto, Ontario.  Roberts played in the NHL 1976-77 through 1978-79 with the Minnesota North Stars.

1971:  New York Rangers obtained Bobby Rousseau from the Minnesota North Stars to complete an earlier deal for Bob Nevin (5/25/71).

1971:  California Seals obtained Wayne Carleton from Boston and Stan Gilbertson from Boston in the NHL's Intra-League draft.

1983:  Winnipeg Jets traded Dave Christian to Washington in exchange for Washington's first round choice (Bobby Dollas) in the 1983 Entry Draft.

1983:  In the NHL Entry draft held in Montreal, the Minnesota North Stars used the #1 pick overall to acquire Brian Lawton.  With the draft choice, Lawton becomes the 1st U.S. born player chosen first overall in the NHL Draft.

1983:  Calgary traded Steve Christoff and Flames 2nd round pick, Frantisek Musil, in 1983 Entry Draft to the Minnesota North Stars for Mike Eaves and Keith Hanson.

1990:  Minnesota North Stars named Bobby Clarke as their new General Manager, replacing Jack Ferreira whom took the GM position with the San Jose Sharks expansion team.

1992:  Minnesota North Stars announced that coach Bob Gainey had gained the additional title of General Manager.

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