Minnesota Moose

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Minnesota Moose
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City St. Paul, Minnesota
League International Hockey League
Conference Western Conference
Division Midwest Division
Operated 1994-1996
Home arena Saint Paul Civic Center
Target Center

Green, Purple, Black, Copper

Affiliates Independent
Franchise history
1994–1996 IHL Minnesota Moose
1996–2001 Manitoba Moose
2001–2011 AHL Manitoba Moose
2011–present St. John's IceCaps

The Minnesota Moose were an American professional ice hockey team based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota that played in the International Hockey League from 1994 to 1996.


Following the departure of the National Hockey League's Minnesota North Stars in 1993, the state of Minnesota was left without a professional hockey team. To fill that void, the Minnesota Moose were founded the following year. The team began play in the IHL for the 1994-1995 season, using the Saint Paul Civic Center at its home arena. The Moose also played some games at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

After two years in the Twin Cities, the team was sold to a group of Canadian businessmen including Mark Chipman, who relocated the team to Winnipeg, Manitoba and renamed them the Manitoba Moose. The franchise exists today as the St. John's IceCaps, now playing in the American Hockey League.[1] Four years later, the state of Minnesota would receive a new franchise called the Minnesota Wild, who have been playing ever since.

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year GP W L T OL GF GA PTS Finish Playoffs
1995–96 82 30 45 - 7 254 322 67 Last, Midwest Out of playoffs
1994–95 81 34 35 - 12 271 336 80 4th, Central Lost in round 1

Team records[edit]

Goals: 38 Dave Christian American (1994–95)
Assists: 81 Stephane Morin Canadian (1994–95)
Points: 114 Stephane Morin Canadian (1994–95)
Penalty minutes: 181 Brad Miller Canadian (1994–95)
GAA: 3.31 Parris Duffus American (1995–96)
SV%: .895 Parris Duffus American (1995–96)
Career goals: 60 Stephane Morin Canadian
Career assists: 132 Stephane Morin Canadian
Career points: 192 Stephane Morin Canadian
Career penalty minutes: 351 Brad Miller Canadian
Career goaltending wins: 25 Tom Draper Canadian
Career shutouts: 1 Tom Draper Canadian, Parris Duffus American
Career games: 161 Stephane Morin Canadian

Head coaches[edit]


  1. ^ "Winnipeg fans have Moose to thank". Winnipeg Sun. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 

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