'88 Hobey Baker Winner Enters Denfeld HOF

By KBJR News 1

July 28, 2012 Updated Jul 28, 2012 at 7:39 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Duluth native and 1988 Hobey Baker winner Robb Stauber was one of 20 people enshrined Saturday into the Duluth Denfeld Hall of Fame, marking the school's fifth-ever Hall of Fame class.

"Just being here today for the first time in 27 or 28 years and walking down the halls is special," Stauber said. "It's very, very special."

Stauber was the starting goaltender for the Duluth Denfeld boy's hockey team from 1984-86, earning all-state honors in 1986 while leading the Hunters to the MSHSL state tournament.

He was drafted in 1986 by Los Angeles but chose to first play collegiately at the University of Minnesota, where he won two Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) championships.

In 1988, Stauber became the first goaltender to ever win the Hobey Baker, given each year to the best player in men's college hockey.

He left the University of Minnesota after his junior season and turned pro with the Kings, eventually playing 10 seasons and reaching the Stanley Cup finals in the 1992-93 season.

After retiring, Stauber turned to coaching and from 2004-08 was the goaltender coach of the UMD women's hockey team. The Bulldogs won an NCAA national title during his tenure at UMD and was runner-up for another.

Now, the former Hunter is the goaltender coach of the United States national team and has won two world titles with that program.

Below is a list of all those people to be inducted into the Duluth Denfeld Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2012.

Greg Anderson, 1979
Pete Bergman, 1959
Ty Bujold, 1955
G. Dell Daedo
M. George Downs, 1946
Pat Francisco, 1963
Edgar Felton
Scott Gernander, 1965
Marguerite Gilmore, 1924
Roger Grimsby, 1946
Gary Harker, 1962
Roger Kerin, 1965
Joyce Lamont, 1934
Doug MacIver
Jack McKenna, 1940
Mark Munger, 1973
Dick Palmer, 1946
Janet Petersen
Robb Stauber, 1986
Bill Westholm, 1966

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