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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.

And so...

Derian Hatcher-PHI
Mike Modano-DAL (only remaining Dallas player to have been a North Star)
Richard Matvichuk-NJ

Note: again, the lists below are likely incomplete, offering an example of the off-ice roles former North Stars occupy. Additions are always welcome

Paul Holmgren-GM, Philadelphia Flyers
Lou Nanne-longtime GM of the North Stars and exec with USA Hockey
Glen Sather-GM, NY Rangers

Keith Acton-Asst Coach, Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
Gord Dineen-Asst Coach, Portland Pirates (AHL)
Mike Eaves-Head Coach, University of Wisconsin
Craig Hartsburg-Head Coach, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
Ron Wilson-Head Coach, San Jose Sharks (NHL)

Larry Murphy
Brian Propp

Next Generation
Tyler Arnason (son of Chuck)
Claude Boivin (son of Leo)
Jeremy Duchesne (Flyers' goaltending prospect-son of Gaetan)
Patrick Eaves (son of Mike)
Sam Gagner (son of Dave)
Ron Hextall (son of Bryan, Jr. and nephew of Dennis)
Robert Nilsson (son of Kent)
Zach Parise (son of J.P.)


Thanks for indulging me in this little exercise!
Filed Under:   WHA   North Stars   Stars   Dallas   Minnesota  
January 8, 2008 9:49 AM ET | Delete
Dennis Maruk's mustache deserves a job in hockey at some level.
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