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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