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Neal Broten Team USA Autographed Replica Jersey Miracle on Ice Alum D&A COA
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Neal Broten Team USA Autographed Replica Jersey Miracle on Ice Alum D&A COA
Lot #519

This blue knit jersey was personally signed by Neal Broten. The Minnesota North Stars selected Broten in the 3rd round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. Broten, a native of Roseau, MN was a key member of the celebrated 1980 U.S. Olympic Gold Medal winning ‘Do you believe in Miracles’ squad. After skating for the University of Minnesota and winning a National Championship and the Hobey Baker Award, Neal joined his hometown Minnesota North Stars and, as a rookie, played in his first of three Stanley Cup Finals. Neal hails as the greatest Minnesota born player in NHL history and is a member of the US Hockey Hall of Fame. In 1985-86, Broten became the first American born player to score 100 points in a season with a 105-point effort. Broten tallied 923 points over the course of his 1099 game 17-year NHL career. He was also the first player in the history of sport to win a championship at the collegiate, professional and Olympic levels.

In 1994-95, after spending 15 seasons with the Minnesota/Dallas franchise, Broten joined the New Jersey Devils and provided that missing veteran leadership as they went onto win their first ever Stanley Cup title. Neal spent parts of 3 seasons in New Jersey, a partial year with the Kings and then 20 more games with the Stars where he scored 8 goals and 15 points as he wrapped up his NHL career. A year after retiring, the Dallas Stars honored Broten by retiring his player number 7. This iconic Gold Medal winner and U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer was a two-time NHL All Star and was the recipient of the 1998 Lester Patrick Trophy.

In the summer of 1979, a group of college kids from all over the United States were invited to begin tryouts for the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team. Under the watchful eye of Head Coach Herb Brooks, the team practiced relentlessly before beginning a grueling five-month 61 game exhibition schedule as the final roster took shape. Beginning on September 3, 1979 in Europe, the U.S. Team went 42-16-3 against world-class European and American competition that included teams from the NHL. Their last exhibition game was played at Madison Square Garden against the Gold Medal favorites from the Soviet Union on February 9, 1980. The Russians dominated the amateurs from the United States, winning the game 10-3 and sending the shell-shocked college kids right into the Olympics at Lake Placid off of an embarrassing defeat.

Broten played in 55 of the 61 Pre-Olympic games for Team USA, scoring 25 goals and adding 30 assists for 55 points, easily securing himself an Olympic roster spot. Neal then partook in those 7 memorable games at Lake Placid as Team USA shocked the world by defeating the Soviets in the Miracle on Ice game and then going on to win the Gold Medal a couple of days later.

This Team USA, size XL, replica jersey has the player name “Broten” on back. The player number “9” is on both sleeves and the back. Neal has signed the back player number. This jersey will be accompanied by a D&A COA, the company who arranged the personal signing.