13/01/1968 The only player in NHL history to die as a direct result of an injury
Bill Masterton Vintage North Stars Film Discovery 50th Anniversary in Final game
Masterton suffered a severe internal brain injury during the first period of Minnesota's game against the Oakland Seals at the Met Center. He carried the puck up the ice at full speed, passing it off as two Seals defenders, Larry Cahan and Ron Harris, converged on him. Masterton was knocked backward in the resulting collision and landed on his head.