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James L. Archibald (born June 6, 1961) is a Canadian former ice hockey player. He played right wing and played in the National Hockey League for the Minnesota North Stars. He currently lives in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Jim Archibald
Born (1961-06-06) June 6, 1961 (age 58)
Craik, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Minnesota North Stars
NHL Draft 139th overall, 1981
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1985–1988

After playing in junior level with the Moose Jaw Canucks, Archibald was drafted in the seventh round, 139th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He attended school at the University of North Dakota the same year until 1985. In his NHL career he played in 16 regular season games scoring one goal and two assists. He also had spells in the American Hockey League for the Springfield Indians and the International Hockey League with the Kalamazoo Wings.

While head coach at Brainerd, his son, Josh Archibald, played there. After his senior season, Josh was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Josh was a finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award in 2011.[2]

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 1984–85 [3]


  1. ^ "Josh Archibald". Retrieved 2011-07-20.
  2. ^ Christensen, Josh (9 February 2011). Josh Archibald Brainerd Boys Hockey (Television production). Lakeland, MN: Lakeland Public Television, Inc. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  3. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.

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