Game 309 | September 29, 1983 | Bill Mahoney, Brian Lawton
General Manager Lou Nanne made Lawton the first pick of the first round of the 1983 amateur hockey draft. As such, he was the first U.S. born player ever to be selected with the first pick. He played five seasons with the North Stars and contributed 10 goals and 21 assists in his 1983 rookie season. Mahoney succeeded Glen Sonmor and Murray Oliver as head coach and held the job from 1983-1985.
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