Saturday, July 26, 2014


His legacy seems underrated now -- he is rarely mentioned in the same regard as Bobby Smith, Neal Broten, Dino Ciccarelli, Brian Bellows, and Mike Modano -- but Timmy Young was one of the greatest scorers in North Stars history.

As a young player on some dreadful Stars teams, he led them in scoring in each of his first two seasons.  In his sophomore year of 1976-77, Young was an NHL All Star selection.  That same year, he scored 95 points, shattering Dennis Hextall's previous team record of 82 in a season.  (That record would stand until 1981-82, when Smith, Ciccarelli, and Broten each passed him.)

One record Young will hold for all time is the North Stars mark for goals in a single game.  On January 15, 1979 at Madison Square Garden, Young lit the lamp five times in a 8-1 North Stars victory over the Rangers.  He was the only North Star to ever have a five-goal game.

On the North Stars all-time lists, Young ranks eighth in goals (178) and fifth in assists (316).  His 494 total points as a North Star is sixth all-time, trailing only Broten, Bellows, Ciccarelli, Smith, and Bill Goldsworthy.

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