In my last review of how relocated teams' history is vanishing, I'm reviewing the remaining Minnesota North Stars
The North Stars are different than the former WHA franchises I've previously profiled, in that they had the longest history in the NHL before moving. As such, you'll see that there are few remaining players, but a larger Next Generation. Also, they're the last relocated NHL (non-WHA merger) franchise to have active players in the league: the Atlanta Flames
, California Seals/Cleveland Barons
, and Kansas City Scouts/Colorado Rockies
show no remaining on-ice participation.
-DAL (only remaining Dallas player to have been a North Star)
Note: again, the lists below are likely incomplete, offering an example of the off-ice roles former North Stars occupy. Additions are always welcome
-GM, Philadelphia Flyers
-longtime GM of the North Stars and exec with USA Hockey
-GM, NY Rangers
-Asst Coach, Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
-Asst Coach, Portland Pirates (AHL)
-Head Coach, University of Wisconsin
-Head Coach, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
-Head Coach, San Jose Sharks (NHL)
(son of Chuck
(son of Leo
(Flyers' goaltending prospect-son of Gaetan
(son of Mike
(son of Dave
(son of Bryan, Jr.
and nephew of Dennis
(son of Kent
(son of J.P.
Thanks for indulging me in this little exercise!
Dennis Maruk's mustache deserves a job in hockey at some level.