1959: Former NHL defenseman Craig Hartsburg born in Stratford, Ontario. Hartsburg played in the NHL 1979-80 through 1988-89 with the Minnesota North Stars. He later coached with Philadelphia, Chicago, Anaheim, Ottawa and Calgary.
1965: Former NHL center Brian Lawton born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Lawton played in the NHL 1983-84 through 1992-93 with the Minnesota North Stars, the New York Rangers, Hartford, Quebec, Boston and San Jose. He later became general manager of Tampa Bay.
1967: Former NHL center Stephane Roy born in Ste. Foy, Quebec. Stephane, the younger brother of goalie Patrick Roy, played in the NHL 1987-88 with the Minnesota North Stars.
1974: St. Paul Vulcans defenseman, Craig Hanmer, signs a multi-year contract with the Indianapolis Racers or the World Hockey Association (WHA). At 18 years of age, he becomes the youngest player in the league.
1979: Former NHL center John Pohl born in Rochester, MN. Pohl played in the NHL 2003-04 through 2007-08 with St. Louis and Toronto.
1987: Minnesota North Stars signed Basil McRae as a free agent.
1987: NHL player Petr Kalus born in Ostrava, Czech. Kalus has played in the NHL since 2006-07 with Boston and the Minnesota Wild.
1987: NHL defenseman Joe Finley born in Edina, Minn. Finley has played in the NHL since 2011-12 with Buffalo and New York Islanders.
1989: NHL center Drew LeBlanc born in Duluth, MN. LeBlanc has played in the NHL since 2012-13 with Chicago.
1994: Anaheim traded Troy Loney to the New York Islanders, in exchange for Tom Kurvers.
1994: Anaheim traded Sean Hill and Mighty Ducks’ 9th round pick (Frederic Cassivi) in 1994 Entry Draft to Ottawa for Senators’ 3rd round pick in 1994 Entry Draft (later traded).
2001: Edmonton Oilers traded center Sergei Zholtok to the Minnesota Wild for a future draft pick (J.F. Dufort).
2012: The Minnesota Wild re-signed LW Matt Kassian to a two-year contract, and agreed to terms with D Chay Genoway on a two-year contract.
2013: NHL Announced the 2012-13 All-Rookie Team: Goal: Jake Allen (St. Louis), Defense: Jonas Brodin (Minnesota) & Justin Schultz (Edmonton), Forwards: Brendan Gallagher (Montreal), Jonathan Huberdeau (Florida) and Brandon Saad (Chicago).
2015: The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada announced the 2015 inductee class including: Fedorov, Lidstrom, Pronger, Ruggiero, Hay, Karmanos and South St. Paul, MN native - Phil Housley.
2016: Minnesota Wild resigned left winger - Jason Zucker to a two-year, $4 million contract.
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