9. Brian Bellows

There was a lot of pressure on Brian Bellows who entered the National Hockey League as the second overall pick in the 1982 Draft.  The North Stars traded a lot to move up to get him and some had compared him to Wayne Gretzky.

A lot to live up to right?

Bellows was not the next Gretzky but this was a very good player who would score 722 Points of his 1,022 as a North Star.  Bellows would go to two All Star games with Minnesota and in the 1989-90 season he finished third in the NHL in Goals.  He would be named a Second Team All Star that year.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Left Wing
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 2nd Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/9/82.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Montreal Canadians for Russ Courtnall 8/31/92

  • Games Played: 753
  • Notable Statistics: 342 Goals
    380 Assists
    722 Points
    537 PIM
    .96 PPG
    -87 Plus/Minus
    56.9 Point Shares
    83 Points in 91 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All Star (1990)

    All Star (1984 & 1988)

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