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1933:  Former NHL left winger Parker MacDonald born in Sydney, Nova Scotia.  MacDonald played in the NHL 1952-53 through 1968-69 with Toronto, the New York Rangers, Detroit, Boston and the Minnesota North Stars.  He later coached the L.A. Kings and North Stars.

1950:  Former NHL defenseman Gary Geldart born in Moncton, New Brunswick.  Geldart played in the NHL 1970-71 with the Minnesota North Stars.

1967:  Montreal Canadiens traded Danny O'Shea to the Minnesota North Stars for Minnesota's 1st round choices in 1970 (Chuck Lefley) and 1971 (Chuck Arnason) Amateur Drafts.

1967:  Minnesota North Stars purchased Bill Masterton and goaltender Carl Wetzel from the Montreal Canadiens.

1976:  Walter Bush resigns as North Stars Club President to become Chairman of the Board, replacing Driscoll.  Gordon Ritz is named as Bushs' replacement for President.

1978:  Toronto Maple Leafs acquired goalie Paul Harrison from the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for a fourth round choice in the 1981 Entry Draft (Terry Tait).

1978:  Los Angeles signed free agent Mark Heaslip.

1978:  NHL Board of Governors announced that the Cleveland Barons and Minnesota North Stars agreed to combine their teams for the 1978-79 season.  The team would continue to play as the Minnesota North Stars, reducing the NHL to 17 teams.

1988:  Minnesota North Stars newly appointed G.M. Jack Ferreira (replacing Lou Nanne) fired Stars Head Coach Herb Brooks in a "housecleaning move" after a one year stint for Brooks with the team on the day Ferreira was announced as the new General Manager. The North Stars finished with an overall record of (19-48-13) under Brooks.

1989:  Developers and local dignitaries were on-site in Bloomington, MN alongside Met Center broke ground for Mall of America.  It was a day to remember, with cold winds gusting up to 35 miles an hour, the national headlines read, "Why Minnesota?"

1999:  Philadelphia Flyers named Paul Holmgren as their new assistant General Manager.

2006:  Minnesota Wild acquired the rights to Petteri Nummelin from Atlanta in exchange for a 3rd round draft choice in 2006.

2013:  NHL Awards recipients named including: Mark Messier Leadership Award: Alfredsson, Masterton Award: Minnesota Wild Goaltender - Josh Harding, King Clancy: Bergeron, NHL Foundation: Zetterberg, Byng: Martin St. Louis, NHL GM of the Year: Shero, Adams: Paul MacLean, Selke: Toews

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