1929: Hall of Fame goaltender Lorne "Gump" Worsley born in Montreal, Que. Worsley played in the NHL 1952-53 through 1973-74 with the New York Rangers, Montreal and the Minnesota North Stars.
1938: Former NHL left winger Don Blackburn born in Kirkland Lake, Ont. Blackburn played in the NHL 1962-63 through 1972-73 with Boston, Philadelphia, the New York Rangers, the New York Islanders and the Minnesota North Stars. He later coached Hartford.
1969: Minnesota North Stars traded Wayne Hillman to Philadelphia in exchange for John Miszuk.
1980: Al MacAdam became the first member of the Minnesota North Stars to be named winner of the Masterton Trophy.
1981: Dennis Potvin scored twice and added two assists to become the first defenseman in NHL history to score 100 playoff points; the milestone came in a 6-3 New York Islanders' win over the visiting North Stars, in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Naussau Coliseum.
1987: NHL defenseman Maxim Noreau born in Montreal, Que. Noreau has played in the NHL since 2009-10 with the Minnesota Wild.
2003: Minnesota's Jacques Lemaire became the first person in NHL history to coach 100 Stanley Cup playoff games, after previously playing in 100+ playoff games. His milestone came in a 4-0 loss to Anaheim, in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.
2013: Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, Minnesota's Josh Harding and Boston's Adam McQuaid were named three finalists for the 2012-13 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
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