Keith Christiansen

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Keith Christiansen
Born (1944-07-14)July 14, 1944
Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
Died November 5, 2018(2018-11-05) (aged 74)
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Played for Minnesota Fighting Saints
National team  United States
Playing career 1972–1974

Keith Raymond "Huffer" Christiansen[1] (July 14, 1944 – November 5, 2018) was a professional Canadian-born American ice hockey player. He was born in Fort Frances, Ontario.

Christiansen appeared in 138 World Hockey Association (WHA) regular season games with the Minnesota Fighting Saints between 1972 and 1974. Before turning professional, he was a member of the United States' 1972 Winter Olympics team that won the silver medal. He also represented the United States at the 1969, 1970 and 1971 Ice Hockey World Championships.

He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005. Christiansen died in Duluth, Minnesota on November 5, 2018 at the age of 74 from pneumonia complicated by lung cancer.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Keith 'Huffer' Christiansen, U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer, dies at age 74
  2. "Former Fighting Saint, UMD, Olympic star Keith Christiansen dies at 74". Star Tribune. November 5, 2018.