John Mariucci

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Birthday
8, 1916
Birthplace
Eveleth, MN
Death Date
Mar 23, 1987 (70)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1916
Birthplace
Eveleth, MN
Death Date
Mar 23, 1987 (70)

About

Founding member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame who helped the NHL spread in Minnesota and all over the United States.

Before Fame

He spent five season with the Chicago Black Hawks as a defenseman, and after his NHL career, he played in the American Hockey League and the United States Hockey League.

Trivia

After retiring from playing, he took over as coach of the University of Minnesota hockey team, where one of his first acts was passing over Canadian players in favor of homegrown U.S. talent.

Family Life

He was born in Eveleth, Minnesota.

Associated With

Among the future leaders he mentored was Bob Johnson, who became a well-known NCAA hockey coach in his own right.