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1949:  Former NHL goalie Louis Levasseur born in Noranda, Quebec.  Levasseur played in the NHL 1979-80 with the Minnesota North Stars.

1954:  Former NHL left winger Tony White born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland.  White played in the NHL 1974-75 through 1979-80 with Washington and the Minnesota North Stars.

1968:  Former NHL defenseman Dean Kolstad born in Edmonton, Alta.  Kolstad played in the NHL 1988-89 thru 1992-93 with the Minnesota North Stars and San Jose.

1985:  Former NHL defenseman Zach Fitzgerald born in Two Harbors, MN.  Fitzgerald played in the NHL 2007-08 with Vancouver Canucks.

1989:  Lou Nanne won the Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey.

1990:  Buffalo Sabres traded Phil Housley, Scott Arniel Jeff Parker and a first round draft pick (Keith Tkachuk) to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Dale Hawerchuk and a first round draft pick (Brad May).

2007:  Minnesota Wild signed free agent defenseman Andre Lakos.

2009:  Plymouth Minnesota native, and former University of Minnesota captain; Todd Richards was named the Minnesota Wilds second Head Coach in the clubs franchise history.  Richards led the Wild to a 38-36-8 record in 2009-10 and a 39-35-8 mark in 2010-11.

2011:  Minnesota Wild acquired center David McIntyre from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenseman Maxim Noreau.

Tag(s): This Day In MN History