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Herb Brooks

Chronology

1937 Born August 5 in St. Paul, Minnesota
1959 Graduates from the University of Minnesota
1960 Is last player cut from U.S. Olympic squad
1961 Named to the U.S. national team
1962 Member of U.S. national team
1964 Plays for Team USA at the Winter Olympics
1965 Member of U.S. national team
1967 Member of U.S. national team; plays for Team USA at the Winter Olympics
1968 Member of U.S. national team
1969 Serves as assistant coach at the University of Minnesota
1970 Member of U.S. national team; coaches the Minnesota Junior Stars
1972-79 Coaches the University of Minnesota team
1980 Coaches the U.S. hockey team to the "Miracle on Ice"—winning gold medal at the games in Lake Placid, New York
1980-81 Coaches Daro in the Swiss Elite League
1981 Hired as coach of the New York Rangers (NHL)
1985 Fired in January as coach of the New York Rangers
1986-87 Coaches St. Cloud State College, a Division III college hockey team
1987-88 Coaches the Minnesota North Stars (NHL)
c. 1988-90 Works as commentator for Sports Channel America
1991-92 Coaches the Utica Devils (AHL)
1992-93 Coaches the New Jersey Devils (NHL)
c. 1993-99 Works as scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
1998 Coaches Team France at the Winter Olympics
1999-2000 Coaches the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
2002 Coaches Team USA at the Winter Olympics, winning silver medal; awarded the Lester Patrick Award for his contributions to hockey; named director of player development for the Pittsburgh Penguins

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