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Neal Broten

Born:November 29, 1959Draft:1979 North Stars, 42nd Overall
Hometown:Roseau, MN, USAPosition:C
Known For:1980 Miracle on IceShoots:Left
National Team:USACurrent Team:Retired

Neal LaMoy Broten (born November 29, 1959) is an American former professional ice hockey player. A member of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team that won the gold medal at Lake Placid in 1980, Broten was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000 having appeared in 1,099 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season games from 1981 to 1997 with the Minnesota North Stars, Dallas StarsNew Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings. He is the older brother of Aaron and Paul Broten.

Neal Broten
1998 Season: Neal Broten with the New Jersey Devils. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

Neal Broten Statistics

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Achievements

  • NCAA (Championship) Winner — 1978-79
  • NCAA (WCHA) Champion — 1978-79
  • Olympic Gold Medal — 1979-80
  • NCAA (WCHA) Champion — 1980-81
  • NCAA (West) First All-American Team — 1980-81
  • NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) — 1980-81
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1982-83
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1985-86
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion — 1994-95
  • NHL Stanley Cup Clinching Goal — 1994-95
  • NHL Contribution to U.S. Hockey (Lester Patrick Trophy) — 1997-98
  • United States Hockey Hall of Fame — 2000-01

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