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- Three consecutive appearances in the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament with Roseau High School.
- WCHA Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 1978-79.
- Winner of NCAA National Championship in 1979. Broten scored the title-winning goal.
- Gold Medalist with the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" U.S. Olympic team.
- First-ever winner of the Hobey Baker Award in 1981. The award has been given every year since to the top player in U.S. collegiate hockey.
- 98 points as an NHL rookie in 1981-82. It's a Minnesota/Dallas franchise record for a rookie and the eighth highest scoring rookie campaign in NHL history.
- First U.S. born player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season (105 in 1985-86).
- Minnesota North Stars all-time leader in points, assists, and games played.
- Two-time NHL All-Star (1983 and 1986).
- Stanley Cup Winner with the New Jersey Devils in 1995. Broten scored two goals in the decisive game four, including the Cup clincher. In doing so, he became the first American to ever be credited with a Stanley Cup winning goal.
- Winner of the Lester Patrick Trophy for his contributions to United States Hockey in 1998.
- Uniform #7 retired by the Dallas Stars organization in 1998.
- Elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000.
- Fought Gretzky
Mackanin has perhaps made his biggest mark in baseball as a coach and manager. He has spent the last thirty years coaching in some capacity, and is currently the bench coach for the Phillies. On two separate occasions, for the 2005 Pirates and 2007 Reds, he has been given an opportunity to finish the season as an interim manager. Despite modest success in that capacity (the 2007 Reds were 31-51 when Jerry Narron was fired, but went 41-39 for Mackanin), a permanent big league managerial job has eluded him.
As for Mackanin's Twins career, he's probably best known for being the last player to wear uniform number 14 before Kent Hrbek.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
There is no greater ambassador for the game of baseball and the Minnesota Twins than Tony-O.
Three batting championships, eight All Star Games, the 1964 AL Rookie of the Year... Tony has a Hall of Fame resume. And he would be a Hall of Famer if not for having his career interrupted and eventually cut short by chronic knee problems. There's still hope that he'll get in someday through the Veterans Committee. I hope it happens in his lifetime.