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Born November 14, 1960 (1960-11-14) (age 49),
Roseau, Minnesota
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Forward
Pro clubs NHL
Colorado Rockies
New Jersey Devils
Minnesota North Stars
Quebec Nordiques
Toronto Maple Leafs
Winnipeg Jets
AHL
Moncton Hawks
NHL Draft 106th overall, 1980
Colorado Rockies
Career 1980 – 1992

Aaron Kent Broten (born November 14, 1960 in Roseau, Minnesota) is a former professional hockey player who was drafted in the 6th round, 106th overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Rockies (who moved to New Jersey to become the Devils two years later). He is also the brother of former NHL players Neal Broten and Paul Broten and next-door neighbor and NHL veteran Bryan "Butsy" Erickson.

During his twelve-year career, Broten played for five different NHL teams, including the Colorado Rockies/New Jersey Devils franchise, the Minnesota North Stars, the Quebec Nordiques, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Winnipeg Jets.

In international hockey, Broten played for the United States national team at the 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986 and 1987 Ice Hockey World Championships as well as the 1984 Canada Cup and 1987 Canada Cup tournaments. Broten retired from professional hockey in 1992, but briefly came out of retirement in 1999 to once again play for the US national team in the 1999 Ice Hockey World Championship qualifying tournament (the U.S. team featuring several NHL players had surprisingly finished among the bottom four in the previous 1998 world championship tournament) when no active NHL players were available.

Broten was recently chosen to be inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the 2007 Class.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 University of Minnesota NCAA 41 25 47 72 8
1980–81 University of Minnesota NCAA 45 47 59 106 24
1980–81 Colorado Rockies NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Fort Worth Texans CHL 19 15 21 36 11
1981–82 Colorado Rockies NHL 58 15 24 39 6
1982–83 Wichita Wind CHL 4 0 4 4 0
1982–83 New Jersey Devils NHL 73 16 39 55 28
1983–84 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 13 23 36 36
1984–85 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 22 35 57 38
1985–86 New Jersey Devils NHL 66 18 25 43 26
1986–87 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 26 53 79 36
1987–88 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 26 57 83 80 20 5 11 16 20
1988–89 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 16 43 59 81
1989–90 New Jersey Devils NHL 42 10 8 18 36
1989–90 Minnesota North Stars NHL 35 9 9 18 22 7 0 5 5 8
1990–91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 20 5 4 9 6
1991–92 Moncton Hawks AHL 4 0 2 2 0
1991–92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 25 4 5 9 14 7 2 2 4 12
NHL totals 748 186 329 515 441 34 7 18 25 40

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