Minnesota North Stars

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Minnesota North Stars
Founded 1967
History Minnesota North Stars
1967 - 1993
Dallas Stars
1993 - present
Home arena Met Center
City Bloomington, Minnesota
Colors Green, gold, black, white
Conference championships 1980–81, 1990–91
Division championships 1981–82, 1983–84

The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 26 seasons, from 1967 to 1993. The North Stars played their home games at the Met Center in Bloomington, and the team's colors for most of its history were green, yellow gold and white. The North Stars played 2,062 regular season games and made the NHL playoffs fifteen times, including two Stanley Cup Finals appearances. In the fall of 1993, the franchise moved to Dallas, Texas, and is now known as the Dallas Stars.

Seasons and records[change | change source]

Season-by-season record[change | change source]

The team had 15 playoff appearances, a 77-82 playoff record, 2 Norris Division championships, and 2 Campbell Conference championships.

For a complete list of seasons played by the Minnesota North Stars and Dallas Stars, see Dallas Stars seasons.

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes[1]

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1967–68 74 27 35 15 69 191 226 738 fourth, West Won Quarterfinals (Kings) 4-3
Lost Semifinals (Blues) 4-3
1968–69 76 18 43 15 51 189 270 862 sixth, West Out of playoffs
1969–70 76 19 35 22 60 224 257 1,008 third, West Lost Quarterfinals (Blues) 4-2
1970–71 78 28 34 16 72 191 223 898 fourth, West Won Quarterfinals (Blues) 4-2
Lost Semifinals (Canadiens) 4-2
1971–72 78 37 29 12 86 212 191 853 second, West Lost Quarterfinals (Blues) 4-3
1972–73 78 37 30 11 85 254 230 881 third, West Lost Quarterfinals (Flyers) 4-2
1973–74 78 23 38 17 63 235 275 821 seventh, West Out of playoffs
1974–75 80 23 50 7 53 221 341 1,106 fourth, Smythe Out of playoffs
1975–76 80 20 53 7 47 195 303 1,191 fourth, Smythe Out of playoffs
1976–77 80 23 39 18 64 240 310 774 second, Smythe Lost Preliminary (Sabres) 2-0
1977–78 80 18 53 9 45 218 325 1,096 fifth, Smythe Out of playoffs
1978–79 80 28 40 12 68 257 289 1,102 fourth, Adams Out of playoffs
1979–80 80 36 28 16 88 311 253 1,064 third, Adams Won Preliminary (Maple Leafs) 3-0
Won Quarterfinals (Canadiens) 4-3
Lost Semifinals (Flyers) 4-1
1980–81 80 35 28 17 87 291 263 1,624 third, Adams Won Preliminary (Bruins) 3-0
Won Quarterfinals (Sabres) 4-1
Won Semifinals (Flames) 4-2
Lost Stanley Cup Finals (Islanders) 4-1
1981–82 80 37 23 20 94 346 288 1,358 first, Norris Lost Division Semifinals (Blackhawks) 3-1
1982–83 80 40 24 16 96 321 290 1,520 second, Norris Won Division Semifinals (Maple Leafs) 3-1
Lost Division Finals (Blackhawks) 4-1
1983–84 80 39 31 10 88 345 344 1,696 first, Norris Won Division Semifinals (Blackhawks) 3-2
Won Division Finals (Blues) 4-3
Lost Conference Finals (Oilers) 4-0
1984–85 80 25 43 12 62 268 321 1,735 fourth, Norris Won Division Semifinals (Blues) 3-0
Lost Division Finals (Blackhawks) 4-2
1985–86 80 38 33 9 85 327 305 1,672 second, Norris Lost Division Semifinals (Blues) 3-2
1986–87 80 30 40 10 70 296 314 1,936 fifth, Norris Out of playoffs
1987–88 80 19 48 13 51 242 349 2,313 fifth, Norris Out of playoffs
1988–89 80 27 37 16 70 258 278 1,972 third, Norris Lost Division Semifinals (Blues) 4-1
1989–90 80 36 40 4 76 284 291 2,041 fourth, Norris Lost Division Semifinals (Blackhawks) 4-3
1990–91 80 27 39 14 68 256 266 1,964 fourth, Norris Won Division Semifinals (Blackhawks) 4-2
Won Division Finals (Blues) 4-2
Won Conference Finals (Oilers) 4-1
Lost Stanley Cup Finals (Penguins) 4-2
1991–92 80 32 42 6 70 246 278 2,169 fourth, Norris Lost Division Semifinals (Red Wings) 4-3
1992–93 84 36 38 10 82 272 293 1,885 fifth, Norris Out of playoffs
Totals 2,062 758 970 334 1,850 6,690 7,373 36,279

Team leaders[change | change source]

Regular season[change | change source]

Team scoring leaders[change | change source]

This is a listing of the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history.

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game

Player Pos[1] GP G A Pts P/G[2]
Neal Broten[3] United States C 876 249 547 796 .91
Brian Bellows[3] Canada RW 753 342 380 722 .96
Dino Ciccarelli[3] Canada RW 602 332 319 651 1.08
Bobby Smith[4] Canada F 572 185 369 554 .97
Bill Goldsworthy[5] Canada RW 670 267 239 506 .76
Tim Young[4] Canada F 564 178 316 494 .88
Steve Payne[6] Canada F 613 228 238 466 .76
Craig Hartsburg[5] Canada D 570 98 315 413 .72
Dave Gagner[5] Canada C 440 187 217 404 .92
J. P. Parise[6] Canada LW 588 154 242 396 .67

NHL awards and trophies[change | change source]

Clarence S. Campbell Bowl

Calder Memorial Trophy

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Leaders[change | change source]

Team captains[change | change source]

Note: This list does not include Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, California Golden Seals and Cleveland Barons captains.[7] >


Head coaches[change | change source]


Notable players[change | change source]

Hall of Famers[change | change source]

This is a listing of players in the Hockey Hall of Fame:

Retired numbers (in Minnesota)[change | change source]

After the move, the Dallas Stars retired the number 7 of Minnesota native, University of Minnesota graduate and 1980 Olympic hero Neal Broten, C, 1981-93.

First round draft picks[change | change source]

Further reading[change | change source]

Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, ISBN 978-1-59298-197-7

      

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Minnesota North Stars". The Internet Hockey Database. http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/teamseasons.php?tid=37.
  2. Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, p. 185, ISBN 978-1-59298-197-7
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, p. 178, ISBN 978-1-59298-197-7
  4. 4.0 4.1 Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, p. 182, ISBN 978-1-59298-197-7
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, p. 179, ISBN 978-1-59298-197-7
  6. 6.0 6.1 Showers, Bob (2007), Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, Beaver's Pond Press, p. 181, ISBN 978-1-59298-197-7
  7. "Minnesota North Stars". Sports E-cyclopedia. http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nhl/minnystars/northstars.html. Retrieved 2007-11-13.