1954: Former NHL defenseman Dave Langevin born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Langevin played in the NHL 1979-80 through 1986-87 with the New York Islanders, the Minnesota North Stars and Los Angeles.
1970: Former NHL center Wes Walz born in Calgary, Alta. Walz played in the NHL 1989-90 through 2007-08 with Boston, the Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary, Detroit and the Minnesota Wild. He later became assistant coach with Tampa Bay.
1978: Toronto Maple Leafs sold Jim McKenny's rights to the Minnesota North Stars.
1980: Paul Holmgren became the first U.S. born player to score a hat trick in the Stanley Cup Final, and Bobby Clarke had a goal and three assists as the Flyers beat the N.Y. Islanders 8-3, at the Spectrum in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
1991: Minnesota North Stars, playing in their 1st Stanley Cup Finals game in team history since 1981, defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game-1 of the Stanley Cup Finals 5-4 at Pittsburgs' Civic Arena.
2012: FSN play-by-play announcer - Anthony LaPanta named new Minnesota Wild TV announcer (replacing Dan Terhaar).
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