1970: Former NHL defenseman John Gruden born in Virginia, Minnesota. Gruden played in the NHL 1993-94 through 2003-04 with Boston, Ottawa and Washington.
1972: Former NHL defenseman Derian Hatcher born in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Hatcher played in the NHL 1991-92 through 2007-08 with the Minnesota North Stars, Dallas, Detroit and Philadelphia.
2001: Minnesota's Darby Hendrickson was named the recipient of the Bob Johnson Award for excellence, dedication and contributions to the sport of hockey in the United States.
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