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Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey

The Minnesota Golden Gophers men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. They are members of the Big Ten Conference and compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I ice hockey. The Golden Gophers have won five NCAA national championships, in 1974, 1976, 1979, 2002 and 2003.[2] The team also shared the 1929 National Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship with Yale.[3] and captured the national Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championship for amateur hockey in 1940.[4][5] The Gophers are currently coached by Bob Motzko.[6] Under Don Lucia the Gophers earned a spot in the NCAA tournament in eight seasons during a nine-year time span, including five number 1 seeds and three appearances in the Frozen Four. The team's main rivalries are with the University of Wisconsin and the University of North Dakota, although several other schools claim Minnesota as their archrival.

Minnesota Golden Gophers
Men's Ice Hockey
Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Ice Hockey athletic logo
UniversityUniversity of Minnesota
ConferenceBig Ten
First season1921
Head coachBob Motzko
2nd season, 18–16–4 (.526)
Captain(s)Tyler Nanne
Sammy Walker
ArenaMariucci Arena
Capacity: 10,000
Surface: 200' x 100'
LocationMinneapolis, Minnesota
Student sectionThe Ice Box
ColorsMaroon and Gold[1]
         
Fight songMinnesota Rouser
MascotGoldy Gopher
NCAA Tournament championships
1974, 1976, 1979, 2002, 2003
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1953, 1954, 1961, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2014
NCAA Tournament appearances
37 total appearances; last 2017
NAIA Tournament championships
1929 (NAIA), 1940 (AAU)
Conference Tournament championships
1961, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2015
Conference regular season championships
1953, 1954, 1970, 1975, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Current uniform
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For much of the team's recent history, there has been a strong emphasis on recruiting native Minnesotan high school and junior hockey players, as opposed to out-of-state, Canadian, or European players. This helped high school ice hockey grow in Minnesota, particularly starting with Hall of Famer John Mariucci, who refused to recruit players from Canada. Minnesota high school ice hockey programs grew from a handful in the 1950s to over 150 in 1980.[7] Head coach Doug Woog championed home-grown talent the most, he only recruited from Minnesota.[8]

HistoryEdit

Early history 1895–1952Edit

According to records, the first intercollegiate hockey team at the University of Minnesota was organized in 1895 by Dr. H. A. Parkyn,[9] a Toronto native who also played on the school's football team.[10] An early Minnesota team played the Winnipeg Seven at the now demolished Athletic Park in downtown Minneapolis. They lost 11–3.[9]

In 1900 George Northrup, Paul Joslyn, and A.R. Gibbons headed a committee to create an official varsity hockey club at the U. Although there was some effort to get Northrop Field flooded, it was ultimately decided to play on Como Lake in St. Paul. Although the 1903 season saw the first scheduled organized competitions for Minnesota hockey, ultimately this season would be the last organized hockey season for almost two decades. In 1910 efforts were made to revive competition and outreach to the University of Chicago and University of Wisconsin, other members of the Big Ten Conference, but these plans never materialized.

In January 1914 the Minnesota Board of Regents voted to fund a hockey team. However the University Athletic Board did not officially recognize this team as a varsity team. At this time, a number of fraternity squads existed and other intramural ice hockey competitions were taking place. Professor OS Zelner worked to organize some of this competition. There was also some interest in women’s hockey competition.[9]

In 1920–1921, a hockey team again skated representing the University of Minnesota. W. Beaupre Eldredge of St. Paul, a student and club player at the time, was very instrumental in organizing the team, promoting the team to the University Board of Regents to become an official varsity sport. For 1921–1922 season the University Athletic Board of Control decided to finally gave ice hockey varsity status on January 9, 1922, answering a petition organized by Merle "Frenchy" DeForest, the president of a new booster organization for the sport, which itself grew out of enthusiasm for hockey among the interfraternal league. During this season, the team finished with a 7–3 record, led by head coach I.D. MacDonald and captain Chester “Chet” Bros. Other members of the 1921–22 team include center Paul Swanson and wingman Frank R. Pond, who were named captains for the following seasons, Swanson in 1922–23 and Pond in 1923–24. DeForest, Swanson and Pond were all members of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, while Bros was a member of Delta Tau Delta.[11]

For the 1923–1924 season Danish Canadian Emil Iverson assumed the role as head coach. During Iverson’s first season as coach the team attained a record of 13–1–0. The team played their games at Minneapolis Arena starting in 1924–1925 season. Such players as Chuck McCabe, Joel Brown, John H. Peterson were accorded All-American honors during this era. Iverson's coaching tenure culminated in Minnesota sharing the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association hockey championship with Yale. Following the 1929–1930 season Emil Iverson accepted a position as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks

Frank Pond, former team captain, became coach in 1930 after the departure of Emil Iverson. The team's Rookie of the Year award is named in his honor.

Doc Romnes era (1947–52)Edit

During Romnes's second year, the NCAA sponsored the first Division I Men's hockey tournament. Minnesota did not qualify for the four team playoff during his coaching tenure.

John Mariucci era (1952–66)Edit

In the 1952 season, John Mariucci led the Gophers to the National Championship game, with a 23–6 record, after going 13–13 the year before.

Mariucci was a driving force behind the philosophy of stacking the team with Minnesota talent. Even while other programs brought in older and bigger Canadian prospects, Mariucci thoroughly believed in growing the game in Minnesota, from the ground up. He held coaching clinics, and opened ice rinks in numerous Minnesota towns. This, combined with a sense of pride that the Gophers' roster was stacked with Minnesota talent, was monumental for Minnesota taking a real step forward in producing hockey talent.[12]

Glen Sonmor era (1966–71)Edit

After coaching one season at Ohio State, Glen Sonmor became the head coach of the Gophers in 1966. Sonmor's Gophers started off slowly, finishing 8th, 5th, and 5th in the WCHA during Sonmor's first 3 seasons behind the bench. Things turned around for the Gophers in the 1969–70 season, as Sonmor led the team to its first WCHA Championship in 16 seasons, finishing with a 21–12–0 record. In the process, Sonmor was named the WCHA Coach of the Year.

The following season, the Gophers ended a 10-year NCAA Tournament drought, along with capturing a WCHA Tournament Championship. Sonmor led the Gophers to the NCAA Championship game, beating Harvard 6–5 in the first round. The Gophers lost to Boston University in the Championship game, by a score of 4–2.

During Sonmor's rather short tenure as Minnesota's head coach, the team saw attendance rise 60 percent. Sonmor finished his career with a 78–80–6 record, and coached 3 All Americans: Gary Gambucci (1968), Murray McLachlan (1970), and Wally Olds (1970). Sonmor left the Gophers after the 1971 season, to coach the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the World Hockey Association. Sonmor returned later to be the radio analyst for the Gophers on WCCO-AM.

ChampionshipsEdit

National ChampionshipsEdit

Year Champion Score Runner-up City Arena
1974 Minnesota 4–3 Michigan Tech Boston, MA Boston Garden
1976 Minnesota 6–4 Michigan Tech Denver, CO University of Denver Arena
1979 Minnesota 4–3 North Dakota Detroit, MI Olympia Stadium
2002 Minnesota 4–3 (OT) Maine St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
2003 Minnesota 5–1 New Hampshire Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena

Runners-up in 1953, 1954, 1971, 1975, 1981, 1989, and 2014

TrophiesEdit

Big Ten Regular Season Championship Trophy:

  • 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17

Big Ten Tournament Championship Trophy once:

  • 2015

MacNaughton Cup 13 times as WCHA regular season champions:

  • 1952–53, 1953–54, 1969–70, 1974–75, 1980–81, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1996–97, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2012–13

Broadmoor Trophy once as WCHA regular season champions (1983) and six times as the WCHA Tournament champions:

  • 1983, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2003, 2004, 2007

North Star College Cup, the annual intrastate tournament vs. Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State, St. Cloud State, and Bemidji State:

  • 2014

Mariucci Classic Champions 14 times:

  • 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2016

Ice Breaker Invitational Champions three times:

  • 2007, 2013, 2014

Mariucci-Bessone Coaches Trophy for series vs. Michigan State, started in 1993 (Minnesota leads series 13–5–5):

  • 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16

Mariucci-Renfrew Coaches Trophy for series vs. Michigan, started in 1993 (Minnesota leads series: 10–9–2):

  • 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2013-14

From 1959 to 1981, an annual Big Ten champion was crowned for the best record in regular season games among active Big Ten members, 10 times:

  • 1959–60, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1969–70, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81

Season-by-season results[13]Edit

Records by opponentEdit

Big Ten Conference opponents
Opponent GP W-L-T Win % First meeting Last meeting
Michigan 277 139–124–14 0.527 2–0 W
January 22, 1923
4–1 W
March 9, 2019
Michigan State 174 113–45–16 0.695 2–0 W
February 19, 1926
3-5 L
January 20, 2019
Notre Dame 46 27–15–4 0.630 2–0 W
February 9, 1925
1-2 L (OT)
March 16, 2019
Ohio State 32 26–5–1 0.828 10–1 W
December 26, 1968
4–3 W
February 16, 2019
Penn State 17 13–4–0 0.765 3–2 W
January 13, 2014
2–6 L
February 9, 2019
Wisconsin 281 166–92–23 0.632 3–0 W
January 20, 1922
3-4 L
January 26, 2019
Former WCHA opponents
Opponent GP W-L-T Win % First meeting Last meeting
Alaska-Anchorage
WCHA
85 58–19–8 0.729 5–1 W
December 21, 1986
6–0 W
October 7, 2016
Bemidji State
WCHA
21 19–2–1 0.886 9–3 W
October 14, 2000
4–0 W
January 28, 2017
Colorado College
NCHC
256 162–86–8 0.650 8–3 W
February 28, 1947
0–2 L
March 22, 2013
Denver
NCHC
179 94–73–12 0.560 10–4 W
January 1, 1951
5–1 W
March 2, 2013
Michigan Tech
WCHA
267 174–78–15 0.680 3–3 T
February 13, 1922
3–2 W
October 20, 2012
Minnesota-Duluth
NCHC
230 134–80–17 0.617 14–2 W
December 13, 1952
7-4 W
October 7, 2018
Minnesota State
WCHA
57 37–16–6 0.677 6–2 W
January 2, 1998
1–2 L
November 3, 2018
Nebraska-Omaha
NCHC
7 4–3–0 0.600 7–3 W
October 11, 2003
3-2 W
December 1, 2012
North Dakota
NCHC
291 147–130–16 0.529 6–1 W
February 4, 1930
1–3 L
October 27, 2018
Northern Michigan
WCHA
57 30–18–7 0.609 3–4 L
March 22, 1980
2–4 L
January 3, 2010
St. Cloud State
NCHC
100 55–33–12 0.610 6–0 W
October 3, 1987
2–3 L
October 22, 2016
Major non-conference opponents
Opponent GP W-L-T Win % First meeting Last meeting
Arizona State
Independent
2 2–0–0 1.000 5-1 W
March 1, 2019
5–2 W
March 2, 2019
Boston College
Hockey East
33 18–12–3 0.591 14–1 W
March 11, 1954
6–2 W
November 28, 2014
Boston University
Hockey East
26 12–12–2 0.500 4–2 W
December 20, 1963
7–3 W
March 24, 2012
Harvard
ECAC
31 22–7–0 0.759 6–7 L
January 14, 1932
2-1 W (OT)
November 18, 2017
Maine
Hockey East
23 9–13–0 0.409 4–2 W
October 26, 1984
1–3 L
October 6, 2006
New Hampshire
Hockey East
18 14–2–2 0.833 4–3 W
March 22, 1979
3–2 W
October 12, 2013
Providence
Hockey East
18 13–4–1 0.750 5–4 W
December 27, 1962
6–1 W
December 29, 2001
Yale
ECAC
20 13–7–0 0.650 0–2 L
December 21, 1934
2–3 L
March 29, 2013

Source:[14]

RivalriesEdit

The Gophers have historic rivalries with some of the top men's ice hockey programs in the NCAA, including both in-state as well as out of state rivalries.

Out of state rivalries include the University of Wisconsin Badgers and the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks. The Gophers' rivalry against the Badgers is part of the annual "Border Battle," in which both universities keep a tallied score of all athletic competitions against one another.

The Gophers were engaged in one of the most notorious rivalries in college hockey history with the Boston University Terriers for over 30 years from 1963 to 1995. The rivalry came to its peak during the 1976 NCAA Championship Semi-Final when a bench-clearing brawl occurred only 70 seconds into the game, delaying it for nearly 30 minutes. The Gophers would go on to win the game 4–2 and subsequently, the Championship. A number of players on both teams would end up playing together for the gold medal winning Miracle on Ice Team USA during the 1980 Winter Olympics, coached by Minnesota Head Coach Herb Brooks. The rivalry began its decline in 1984, when the Gophers would become members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and the Terriers the Hockey East Division, resulting in a steep decline in games against one another.[15]

Due to the fact the State of Minnesota has five NCAA Division I hockey programs, the Gophers naturally share a rivalry with the remaining four: University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, St. Cloud State University Huskies, Minnesota State University, Mankato Mavericks and Bemidji State University Beavers. Four of the five programs (excluding Bemidji State) participated in the inaugural North Star College Cup tournament during the 2013–2014 Ice Hockey Season.[16]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

As of September 14, 2019.[17]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1   Justen Close Freshman G 5' 10" (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1998-05-20 Kindersley, Saskatchewan Kindersley (SJHL)
2   Tyler Nanne (C) Senior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-03-17 Edina, Minnesota Ohio State (Big Ten) NYR, 142nd overall 2014
3   Robbie Stucker Sophomore D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1998-09-30 St. Paul, Minnesota Fargo (USHL) CBJ, 210th overall 2017
4   Ben Brinkman Sophomore D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 2000-10-04 Edina, Minnesota Edina (USHS–MN) DAL, 173rd overall 2019
5   Matt Denman Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-04-20 Prior Lake, Minnesota Cedar Rapids (USHL)
7   Brannon McManus Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1999-07-05 Newport Beach, California Chicago (USHL)
9   Sammy Walker (C) Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1999-06-07 Edina, Minnesota Edina (USHS–MN) TBL, 200th overall 2017
10   Jackson LaCombe Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 2001-01-09 Eden Prairie, Minnesota Shattuck-St. Mary's (Midget AAA) ANA, 39th overall 2019
11   Jonny Sorenson Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1999-09-21 St. Louis Park, Minnesota Fairbanks (NAHL)
12   Joey Marooney Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1996-02-18 Chaska, Minnesota Green Bay (USHL)
13   Cullen Munson Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1996-04-04 Edina, Minnesota Janesville (NAHL)
17   Garrett Wait Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1998-06-13 Edina, Minnesota Waterloo (USHL)
19   Scott Reedy Junior F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1999-04-04 Prior Lake, Minnesota USNTDP (USHL) SJS, 102nd overall 2017
20   Ryan Zuhlsdorf Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997-07-01 Edina, Minnesota Dubuque (USHL) TBL, 150th overall 2015
21   Nathan Burke Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1998-12-21 Scottsdale, Arizona Aberdeen (NAHL)
22   Bryce Brodzinski Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 2000-08-09 Blaine, Minnesota Blaine (USHS–MN) PHI, 196th overall 2019
23   Ryan Johnson Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 2001-07-24 Irvine, California Sioux Falls (USHL) BUF, 31st overall 2019
24   Jaxon Nelson Freshman F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 2000-03-30 Magnolia, Minnesota Omaha (USHL)
25   Jack Perbix Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 2000-09-13 Elk River, Minnesota Des Moines (USHL) ANA, 116th overall 2018
27   Blake McLaughlin Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 2000-02-14 Grand Rapids, Minnesota Chicago (USHL) ANA, 79th overall 2018
28   Sam Rossini Junior D 6' 4" (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1998-06-19 Burnsville, Minnesota Penticton (BCHL)
31   Jared Moe Freshman G 6' 4" (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1999-07-22 New Prague, Minnesota Waterloo (USHL) WPG, 184th overall 2017
39   Ben Meyers Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1998-11-15 Delano, Minnesota Fargo (USHL)
45   Jack LaFontaine Junior G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1998-01-06 Mississauga, Ontario Penticton (BCHL) CAR, 75th overall 2016
51   Noah Weber Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1998-02-15 Eagle River, Wisconsin Madison (USHL)
55   Matt Staudacher Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 2000-02-07 Fenton, Michigan Muskegon (USHL)
58   Sampo Ranta Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 2000-05-31 Naantali, Finland Sioux City (USHL) COL, 78th overall 2018

Honored membersEdit

Retired Numbers

The Gophers have retired only one number. On November 15, 1998, the team retired John Mayasich's number 8. Mayasich, a two-time All-American, played four seasons with the Gophers (1951–1955) and holds team records for goals and points scored both in a game and for a career. Although he was a member of the silver medal 1956 and gold medal 1960 Winter Olympic U.S. hockey teams, he only played professionally briefly, in minor league hockey.[18]

Hobey Baker Award

Four players from the University of Minnesota have won the Hobey Baker Award, awarded annually to "the outstanding collegiate hockey player in the United States." Neal Broten (1978–1981) became the award's first recipient in 1981. Robb Stauber (1986–1989) won the award as a sophomore in 1988, becoming the first goaltender to be so honored. Brian Bonin (1992–1996) won the award in 1996 after nearly winning it the previous season. In 2002, Jordan Leopold (1998–2002) became the first University of Minnesota player to win both the Hobey Baker Award and an NCAA Championship in the same season.

Golden Gophers players drafted in the first round of the NHL entry draft

Erik Johnson, Phil Kessel, Thomas Vanek, Blake Wheeler, Kyle Okposo, Erik Rasmussen, Douglas Zmolek, Keith Ballard, Michael Ramsey, Tom Chorske, Nick Leddy, Nick Bjugstad, David Fischer, Jordan Schroeder, Kris Chucko, Patrick White, Brady Skjei, James O'Brien, Jeff Taffe.

Statistical Leaders[19]Edit

Career points leadersEdit

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
John Mayasich 1951–1955 111 144 154 298
Pat Micheletti 1982–1986 162 120 149 269
Corey Millen 1982–1987 149 119 122 241
Bryan Erickson 1979–1983 144 109 129 238
Larry Olimb 1988–1992 182 59 159 218
Brian Bonin 1992–1996 166 100 116 216
Steve Ulseth 1977–1981 148 84 118 202
Tim Harrer 1976–1980 157 117 84 201
John Pohl 1998–2002 165 71 129 200
Richard Dougherty 1951–1954 81 109 78 187

Career Goaltending LeadersEdit

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Minimum 40 games

Player Years GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Adam Wilcox 2012–2015 115 6864 73 26 14 239 13 .922 2.09
Kent Patterson 2008–2012 88 4918 44 29 9 202 7 .912 2.45
Kellen Briggs 2003–2007 131 7445 84 34 8 303 13 .907 2.45
Jim Mattson 1951–1954 61 50 10 .906 2.48
Jeff Frazee 2005–2008 46 2606 26 13 3 110 4 .900 2.53

Statistics current through the start of the 2019-20 season.

CoachesEdit

In their eighty-five season history, the Gophers have had a total of fourteen head coaches, including three interim coaches. John Mariucci took a one-year leave of absence during the 1955–1956 season to serve as head coach of the U.S. men's hockey team that won the silver medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics.[20] Halfway through the 1971–1972 season, Glen Sonmor left the Gophers to become the general manager and head coach for the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the World Hockey Association.[21] Doug Woog was suspended for two games during the 1996–1997 season for concealing an illegal payment to a former player after his scholarship ended.[22] During this time, assistant head coach Mike Guentzel served as the team's head coach.[23] In 2009, Assistant Coach John Hill coached 2 games while Don Lucia was out for medical reasons.

All-time coaching recordsEdit

As of the end of the 2018–19 season[19]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1921–1922 I. D. MacDonald 1 6–3–1 .650
1922–1930 Emil Iverson 8 82–22–11 .761
1930–1935 Frank Pond * 5 49–24–4 .662
1935–1947 Larry Armstrong 12 125–54–10 .688
1947–1952 Doc Romnes 5 53–59–0 .473
1952–1955, 1956–1966 John Mariucci * 13 197–140–18 .580
1955–1956 Marsh Ryman * (interim) 1 16–12–1 .569
1966–1971 Glen Sonmor 5.5 77–80–5 .491
1971–1972 Ken Yackel * (interim) 0.5 7–17–0 .292
1972–1979 Herb Brooks * 7 167–97–18 .624
1979–1985 Brad Buetow * 6 171–75–8 .689
1985–1999 Doug Woog * 14 388–187–40 .662
1996 Mike Guentzel * (interim) 2–1–0 .667
1999–2018 Don Lucia 19 457–248–73 .634
2018–Present Bob Motzko 1 18–16–4 .526
Totals 15 coaches 98 seasons 1814–1034–193 .628

* former Gophers player

Source:[14]

ArenasEdit

Program recordsEdit

CareerEdit

SeasonEdit

GameEdit

Golden Gophers in the NHL[25]Edit

= NHL All-Star Team = NHL All-Star[26] = NHL All-Star[26] and NHL All-Star Team = Hall of Famers

† Bob Johnson won a Stanley Cup as the head coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

WHAEdit

Several players also were members of WHA teams.