Monday, December 15, 2014


13 of the 20 members of the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" US Olympic hockey team were born in Minnesota.  13 of the 20 went on to play in the NHL.  Bill Baker fit into both groups.  After a legendary career at the University of Minnesota, Baker joined his coach Herb Brooks and several of his teammates on the Olympic squad.  His biggest claim to fame in Lake Placid was scoring the game-tying goal late against Sweden in the opening game.  After turning pro, Baker played for four NHL franchises over a three-year career.

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