1975: Former NHL defenseman Mike Crowley born in Bloomington, MN. Crowley played in the NHL 1997-98 through 2001-02 with Anaheim.
1990: NHL defenseman Jake Gardiner was born in Minnetonka, MN. Jake has played in the NHL since the 2011-2012 season with Toronto.
1994: Calgary Flames traded Al MacInnis (their all-time leading scorer) to St. Louis in exchange for Phil Housley.
1994: Ottawa signed Chris Dahlquist and Mike Bales as free agents.
2008: Vancouver Canucks signed free agent Mark Cullen.
2012: Minnesota Wild free agent Centerman - Jake Dowell signed to a two-year contract.
2012: The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms with unrestricted free agents in Minneapolis, MN native F Zach Parise and D Ryan Suter. Both players agreed to 13-year contracts worth $98 Million. The signing of both players marks one of the NHL's most lucrative off-season free agent signings ever. Parise now dons his collegiate Sioux jersey #11 with the Wild, the same number that his father J. P. wore during his tenure with the Minnesota North Stars.
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