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December 14th

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1962:  Former NHL defenseman Chris Dahlquist born in Fridley, MN.  Dahlquist played in the NHL 1985-86 through 1995-96 with Pittsburgh, the Minnesota North Stars, Calgary and Ottawa.

1968:  Minnesota North Stars set a franchise record for fastest two goals when Parker MacDonald and Bill Collins combined to score in a span of :20 during the second period of a 4-1 win over the visiting NY Rangers.

1974:  Jude Drouin had three assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 4-2 win over Buffalo at the Met Center.

1975:  Stan Gilbertson scored two goals and added an assist as the Capitals tied 4-4 with the visiting Minnesota North Stars.

1977:  Glen Sharpley had three assists to lead the Minnesota North Stars to a 3-2 win over the Canadiens at the Met Center.

1984:  Minnesota North Stars traded Brent Ashton along with Brad Maxwell to the Quebec Nordiques, in exchange for Tony McKegney and Bo Berglund.

1984:  Except for a U.S. Olympic or National team, the St. Paul Vulcans become the first hockey team to play inside Czechoslovakia during a three week tour as guests of the Czechoslovakian Ice Hockey Federation from (December 14, 1984 - January 4, 1985) 

1985:  Ron Wicks officiated his 1,034th regular season game, in Minnesota, to pass Bruce Hood as the all time leader in NHL games officiated by a referee.  North Stars tied 6-6 with Toronto.

1985:  Brian Bellows and Scott Bjugstad each scored twice and added an assist as the North Stars tied 6-6 with the Maple Leafs in Minnesota.  Miroslav Frycer had a goal and three assists for Toronto.

1986:  Reed Larson scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Bruins to a 6-2 win against the Nordiques, in Quebec City.

1986:  Phil Housley collected his 300th career NHL point as the Sabres won 4-3 over the Hartford Whalers, in Buffalo to end a 7 game winless streak (0-6-1).

1992:  Minnesota North Stars signed Reid Simpson as a free agent.

2001:  Despite being outshot 41-21 by the Penguins ,Minnesota's Manny Fernandez made 39 saves and Sergei Zholtok scored twice as the Wild won 5-2 at Pittsburgh.

2002:  Minnesota's Andrew Brunette scored the 100th goal of his NHL career in a 3-1 loss at Nashville.

2007:  Minesota Wild scored 4 power play goals in the second period of a 5-2 win at Anaheim.

2008:  Defenseman Jordan Leopold scored on a penalty shot and added an assist to lead the Avalanche to a 3-2 win at Detroit.

2008:  Marc-Andre Bergeron tied a Minnesota team record for defensemen by taking 7 shots for the Wild, scoring once in a 4-2 loss in Anaheim.

2013:  Blues trailed 3-1 after one period but came back as Blaine, MN native David Backes scored :22 into overtime to give him 10 goals in 15 games, in a 4-3 victory at Columbus.

2015:  Former Minneapolis Miller (Player), Minnesota Gopher, Fighting Saint, North Star longtime (Head Coach), and Minnesota Wild (Scout) - Glen Sonmor passed away with family and friends at his bedside in Toronto, Canada.  Glen's wishes were to have his ashes placed near his friend and mentor John Mariucci gravesite.

2015:  Washington Capitals forward (Warroad, MN H.S. standout) had 2 goals and 1 assist to earn the #2 Star of the Night in the Capitals 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Tag(s): This Day In MN History