Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jim Craig

Sent: 4/4/12
Received: 4/23/12
Time: 19 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: Minnesota North Stars logo puck
Item Received: Minnesota North Stars logo puck, signed in silver Sharpie.

In strictly North Stars terms, this is a pretty obscure autograph.  Still, it's one of the coolest early additions to my collection of North Stars pucks.  Jim Craig is, of course, an Olympic legend.  He was the goaltender who beat the Soviets.  As the netminder of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" team, he became an American legend.  His immortal Olympic performance did not translate to NHL success.  He appeared in 30 NHL games for three different teams from 1980-1984.  The final three were with the North Stars during the 1983-84 season (he went 1-1-0 with a 4.91 Goals Against Average).

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