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High school careerEdit

Warden attended The Blake School (Minneapolis) for his junior and senior years, where he earned all-state honors.[1]

College careerEdit

At the 1975 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament, Warden was named Most Outstanding Player while also winning a national title.[2]

Professional careerEdit

WHA DraftEdit

He was picked in the 3rd round, 36th overall, by the San Diego Mariners in the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft.[3]

NHL DraftEdit

He was picked in the 5th round, 75th overall, by the California Golden Seals in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft.[4]

Minor league careerEdit

Warden competed in the Central Hockey League and the Atlantic Coast Hockey League.[5]

International careerEdit

Warden competed for the United States at the 1976 Winter Olympics.[6]


  1. ^ Mulvoy, Mark. "Sun child in the icy nets".
  2. ^ "Men's Division I NCAA tournament - :: NCAA".
  3. ^ "WHA drafts - players draft of the World Hockey Association -".
  4. ^ "1974 NHL Amateur Draft -- Jim Warden".
  5. ^ "James Warden". Elite Prospects.
  6. ^ "The Arrival Of California Hockey: A Look At The History And The Future Of The Game In The Golden State".
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brad Shelstad
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Succeeded by
Tom Vannelli