1957: Former NHL right winger Tim Harrer born in Bloomington, Minnesota. Harrer played in the NHL 1982-83 with Calgary.
1967: Former NHL center Steve Gotaas born in Camrose, Alta. Gotaas played in the NHL 1987-88 through 1990-91 with Pittsburgh and the Minnesota North Stars.
1988: The MSHSL passed down ruling and advised schools to change school mascots/nicknames that had Indian nicknames that read as follows: urging the elimination of the use of racially derogatory mascots, symbols, or emblems in schools throughout the State of Minnesota.
1991: Minnesota North Stars won 3-2 at Edmonton's Northland Coliseum, to knock the defending Stanley Cup Champions out of the playoffs, in Game 5 of the Campbell Conference Championship to win the series 4 games to 1. Minnesota advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in franchise history - (Previous in 1981 vs. Islanders) - vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins.
1996: Jon Casey recorded the third and final shutout of his playoff career, and Wayne Gretzky scored his first playoff goal with the Blues, as St. Louis won 1-0 over visiting Detroit, in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals.
2000: Minnesota Wild named the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League (IHL) primary developmental affiliate.
2000: Minnesota Wild signed free agent Cory Larose.
2003: Minnesota set a team playoff record for most shots in a game, with 39 in a 1-0 double-overtime loss to the visiting Anaheim Ducks, in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
2012: Minnesota Wild Defenseman Clayton Stoner re-signed by the franchise to a two-year contract extension.
2012: Minnesota Wild added the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL as a minor-league affiliate.
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