Curt Giles

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Curt Giles
Born (1958-11-30) November 30, 1958 (age 56)
The Pas, MB, CAN
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Minnesota North Stars
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 54th overall, 1978
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1979–1993

Curtis Jon Giles (born November 30, 1958) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman.

Selected by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft, Giles had two tours with the North Stars (197986 and 198791). During each tour, his steady defensive play helped guide the North Stars to finals appearances in 1981 and 1991. Giles also played for the New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues.

He had a portion of his left ring finger amputated on March 24, 1986 in order to compete in the 1986 Stanley Cup playoffs. The finger had a tumor in the bone and forced him to miss the end of the 1985-86 regular-season.[1]

He currently serves as the head hockey coach at Edina High School, Minnesota. His team won the state title in 2010, 2013, and 2014.

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 1977–78
AHCA West All-American 1977–78
All-WCHA First Team 1978–79
AHCA West All-American 1978–79


  1. ^ "1978 NHL Amateur Draft -- Curt Giles". Retrieved 17 April 2011. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Craig Hartsburg
Minnesota North Stars captain
Succeeded by
Mark Tinordi