A collection of autographed custom trading cards from the players, coaches, and notable figures in Minnesota sports history.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Ted Hampson first arrived in Minnesota in 1971 when the North Stars acquired him from the California Golden Seals. He was already a veteran of ten NHL seasons, and was a Masterton Trophy winner, All-Star, and captain for the Seals. He spent a season and a half with the North Stars as an outstanding defensive center. For the 1972-73 season, he moved across town to the upstart WHA's Minnesota Fighting Saints. His leadership and consistency was on display throughout the Saints' original run -- he scored 17 goals in each of his first three seasons and won the Paul Deneau Trophy (the WHA equivalent of the Lady Byng). Mr. Hampson, now 77, remains a Twin Cities resident.