Bill Masterton
Born: August 13th, 1938
Team: Minnesota North Stars
League: NHL
Years Used: 1967-68
ID Number: 11363
Rank: #5249
Saved: 8 times

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   General information about this player
 Was the first, and to this day the only, NHL player to die as a result of an injury sustained during a game.
 He played less than a season in the NHL, where he scored the first goal ever for the expansion North Stars.
 The Bill Masterton Trophy, which is given annually to the NHL player who most exemplifies "perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey", was created in the year following Masterton's death. It has been awarded to among others Mario Lemieux, Pat LaFontaine, Bobby Clarke, Teemu Selanne, and Cam Neely.
 His career and life were cut short half way through the 1967-68 season in a game against the Seals on January 13th. He was checked by Larry Cahan and Ron Harris and fell over backwards, the hit to his head resulted in massive blood loss and severe trauma to the skull and would cause his death just 2 days later. He was 29.
 He is the only player in North Star history to wear the number 19, it was officially retired by the team in 1987 and is still honored by the Dallas Stars.

   External links to information/stats for this player
 Wikipedia Entry for the Bill Masterton

 A Tribute to Bill Masterton -

 Bill Masterton's profile at

 Minnesota North Stars Legends: Bill Masterton

   External links for this league or event

 The Internet Hockey Database

 Hockey Hall of Fame


   External links for this team
 Wikipedia Entry for the Minnesota North Stars

 Minnesota North Stars Memories

 Sports E-Cyclopedia - Minnesota North Stars

   Jerseys in the database for Bill Masterton
11364Masterton, BillMinnesota North StarsNHLLight1967-7519
11363Masterton, BillMinnesota North StarsNHLDark1967-6819

  Other Minnesota North Stars jerseys available
Years UsedTypeCount  Years UsedTypeCount  
1988-91Dark42   1988-91Light5  
1968-75Dark20   1967-75Light27  
Total: 111   

   Minnesota North Stars jersey fronts
499JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLHome1991 - 1993
498JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLAway1991 - 1993
497JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLAway1988 - 1991
496JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLAway1984 - 1988
495JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLAway1983 - 1984
494JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLHome1981 - 1991
493JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLHome1979 - 1981
492JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLAway1978 - 1983
491JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLHome1978 - 1979
490JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLHome1975 - 1978
489JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLAway1975 - 1978
488JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLHome1972 - 1975
486JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLAway1970 - 1972
487JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLAway1968 - 1975
485JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLAway1967 - 1970
484JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLHome1967 - 1968
483JerseysMinnesota North StarsNHLHome1967

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