Thursday, February 12, 2015


Known to millions of hockey fans as the goaltender for the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" United States Olympic team, Jim Craig's brief time with the Minnesota North Stars is remembered by only the most astute hockey fans.

As an Olympic hero, Craig is one of the most recognizable American hockey players to hit the ice.  However, success following the Olympics (and his stellar collegiate career at Boston University) did not follow him to the NHL.  He appeared in 30 games over parts of three different seasons.  His final three games came as a North Star near the end of the 1983-84 season, making him both one of the most recognizable and most obscure names in North Stars history.

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