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Among the Saints' notable players in their brief history were [[Wayne Connelly]] (the team's career scoring leader), [[Mike Walton]], [[Mike Antonovich (ice hockey)|Mike Antonovich]] (the team's career games leader), [[Ted Hampson]], [[Dave Keon]], [[John McKenzie (ice hockey)|John McKenzie]] and [[Rick Smith (ice hockey)|Rick Smith]], tough guys [[Jack Carlson]], [[Gord Gallant]], [[Curt Brackenbury]], [[Bill Butters]] and [[Paul Holmgren]] and goalies [[Mike Curran]] and [[John Garrett (ice hockey)|John Garrett]]. In the 1974 WHA semifinals against Houston, controversial forward [[Bill "Goldie" Goldthorpe]] played three games for the Fighting Saints, compiling no points and 25 penalty minutes. (The 1977 movie '''''Slap Shot''''' featured a wild player named Ogie Oglethorpe, based on Goldthorpe.)
 
Among the Saints' notable players in their brief history were [[Wayne Connelly]] (the team's career scoring leader), [[Mike Walton]], [[Mike Antonovich (ice hockey)|Mike Antonovich]] (the team's career games leader), [[Ted Hampson]], [[Dave Keon]], [[John McKenzie (ice hockey)|John McKenzie]] and [[Rick Smith (ice hockey)|Rick Smith]], tough guys [[Jack Carlson]], [[Gord Gallant]], [[Curt Brackenbury]], [[Bill Butters]] and [[Paul Holmgren]] and goalies [[Mike Curran]] and [[John Garrett (ice hockey)|John Garrett]]. In the 1974 WHA semifinals against Houston, controversial forward [[Bill "Goldie" Goldthorpe]] played three games for the Fighting Saints, compiling no points and 25 penalty minutes. (The 1977 movie '''''Slap Shot''''' featured a wild player named Ogie Oglethorpe, based on Goldthorpe.)
   
Among the players the Saints selected in the inaugural WHA draft in 1972 was a man who had played for Team USA at the [[1956 Winter Olympics]], [[Wendell Anderson]]. Anderson said he was flattered, but he chose not to join the Saints and instead stuck to his day job -- as '''Governor of Minnesota'''.
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Among the players the Saints selected in the inaugural WHA draft in 1972 was a man who had played for Team USA at the [[1956 Winter Olympics]], [[Wendell Anderson]]. Anderson said he was flattered, but he chose not to join the Saints and instead stuck to his day job -- as [[Governor of Minnesota]].
   
 
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