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Aaron Broten
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Born November 14, 1960 (1960-11-14) (age 58)
Roseau, Minnesota
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
Played for Colorado Rockies
New Jersey Devils
Minnesota North Stars
Quebec Nordiques
Toronto Maple Leafs
Winnipeg Jets
NHL Draft 106th overall, 1980
Colorado Rockies
Playing career 1980–1992


Aaron Broten (born Aaron Kent Broten on November 14, 1960) is a former American professional hockey player who was drafted in the 6th round, 106th overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Rockies (who moved to New Jersey to become the Devils two years later).

He is also the brother of former NHL players Neal Broten and Paul Broten.

Playing CareerEdit

During his twelve-year career, Aaron played for five different NHL teams, including the Colorado Rockies/New Jersey Devils franchise, the Minnesota North Stars, the Quebec Nordiques, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Winnipeg Jets.

In international hockey, he played for the United States national team at the 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986 and 1987 Ice Hockey World Championships as well as the 1984 Canada Cup and 1987 Canada Cup tournaments.

Aaron retired from professional hockey in 1992, but he briefly came out of retirement in 1999 to once again play for the US national team in the 1999 Ice Hockey World Championship qualifying tournament (the U.S. team featuring several NHL players had surprisingly finished among the bottom four in the previous 1998 world championship tournament) when no active NHL players were available.

Aaron was chosen to be inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame as a part of the 2007 class.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80University of MinnesotaNCAA412547728
1980–81University of MinnesotaNCAA45475910624
1980–81Colorado RockiesNHL20000
1981–82Fort Worth TexansCHL1915213611
1981–82Colorado RockiesNHL581524396
1982–83Wichita WindCHL40440
1982–83New Jersey DevilsNHL7316395528
1983–84New Jersey DevilsNHL8013233636
1984–85New Jersey DevilsNHL8022355738
1985–86New Jersey DevilsNHL6618254326
1986–87New Jersey DevilsNHL8026537936
1987–88New Jersey DevilsNHL8026578380205111620
1988–89New Jersey DevilsNHL8016435981
1989–90New Jersey DevilsNHL421081836
1989–90Minnesota North StarsNHL3599182270558
1990–91Quebec NordiquesNHL205496
1990–91Toronto Maple LeafsNHL27641032
1991–92Moncton HawksAHL40220
1991–92Winnipeg JetsNHL2545914722412
NHL totals 748 186 329 515 441 34 7 18 25 40

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • All-WCHA First Team (1980–81)