|Born|| November 14, 1960|
| 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
|Played for|| Colorado Rockies|
New Jersey Devils
Minnesota North Stars
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft|| 106th overall, 1980|
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).
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.
|1979–80||University of Minnesota||NCAA||41||25||47||72||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1980–81||University of Minnesota||NCAA||45||47||59||106||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||Fort Worth Texans||CHL||19||15||21||36||11||—||—||—||—||—|
|1982–83||New Jersey Devils||NHL||73||16||39||55||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|1983–84||New Jersey Devils||NHL||80||13||23||36||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|1984–85||New Jersey Devils||NHL||80||22||35||57||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|1985–86||New Jersey Devils||NHL||66||18||25||43||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||New Jersey Devils||NHL||80||26||53||79||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|1987–88||New Jersey Devils||NHL||80||26||57||83||80||20||5||11||16||20|
|1988–89||New Jersey Devils||NHL||80||16||43||59||81||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||New Jersey Devils||NHL||42||10||8||18||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||35||9||9||18||22||7||0||5||5||8|
|1990–91||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||27||6||4||10||32||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards & AchievementsEdit
- All-WCHA First Team (1980–81)