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June 28th

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1960:  Former NHL goalie Roland Melanson born in Moncton, New Brunswick.  Melanson played in the NHL 1980-81 through 1991-92 with the New York Islanders, the Minnesota North Stars, Los Angeles, New Jersey and Montreal.

1972:  Former NHL right winger Tony Virta born in Hameenlinna, Finland.  Virta played in the NHL 2001-02 with the Minnesota Wild.

1994:  Hartford Whalers named Jim Rutherford as their new general manager and Paul Holmgren as head coach, replacing Pierre Maguire.  It was Holmgren's second stint as Whalers coach.

2000:  Minnesota Wild signed free agent Wes Walz.

2001:  Minnesota Wild signed center Tony Virta.

2006:  Hockey Hall of Fame announced its newest members: Former players Patrick Roy and Dick Duff, and Builders Herb Brooks and Harley Hotchkiss.

2013:  Minnesota Wild re-signed Defenseman - Steve Kampfer to a one-year, two-way contract.

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