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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Today In NHL History - Takko Bell Trade

On November 22nd in 1990, the Minnesota North Stars traded goaltender Kari Takko to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Bruce Bell. The swap would forever be known as the Takko Bell trade, playing off the famous California-born fast food chain Taco Bell founded by Glen Bell in 1962. 
Bruce Bell never skated with the North Stars, playing his remaining eight seasons in the minors and overseas. Takko backstopped the Oilers eleven times before leaving the NHL at the end of the season to spend the next nine seasons in Sweden and Finland. Live Mas!

That's today in NHL history.