Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dan Mandich
Defenceman Dan Mandich played parts of four seasons with the Minnesota North Stars in the 80s. A top scorer in college, he was a useful grinder in his relatively short career.

Born in Brantford, Ontario, Mandich spent four years at Ohio State. In 1980-81 he hit the 20-goal mark and was named to the CCHA first all-star team. The hard-nosed competitor also provided a physical role on the Buckeyes and signed with Minnesota as a free agent in July, 1982.

Following his senior year in 1982-83, Mandich joined the CHL's Nashville South Stars for the last part of the schedule. The next year he was a solid addition to the North Stars' blueline and played 67 games as a rookie. He also played seven post-season matches as the club reached the Norris Division final. Over the next three seasons, Mandich was troubled by injuries. He played 31 games in 1983-84 but saw very little action after that before announcing his retirement early in the 1985-86 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Chatham Maroons ON-Jr.B
1977-78 Windsor Spitfires OMJHL 15 0 1 1 20
1978-79 Ohio State University CCHA 38 7 18 25 126
1979-80 Ohio State University CCHA 35 10 17 27 146
1980-81 Ohio State University CCHA 39 20 26 46 188
1981-82 Ohio State University CCHA 33 14 26 40 157
1981-82 Nashville South Stars CHL 16 2 5 7 24 3 0 0 0 26
1982-83 Minnesota North Stars NHL 67 3 4 7 169 0 7 0 0 0 2
1982-83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 6 0 4 4 18
1983-84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 31 2 7 9 77 -6
1983-84 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 3 2 2 4 13
1984-85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 10 0 0 0 32 -3
1985-86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 25 0
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 3 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 111 5 11 16 303 7 0 0 0 2


CCHA First All-Star Team (1981) Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 19, 1982.
Suffered eventual career-ending knee injury in game vs. Los Angeles, January 16, 1984.
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