Former Hunter, NHLer Works with Northland Youth

By KBJR News 1

August 23, 2012 Updated Aug 23, 2012 at 8:37 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Duluth native and 1988 Hobey Baker winner Robb Stauber was the Heritage Sports Center on Thursday afternoon, helping young goaltenders as part of his statewide coaching clinics.

The 1986 Duluth Denfeld graduate was inducted just last month into that school's Hall of Fame, that after earning all-state honors in 1986 while leading the Hunters to the MSHSL boys' hockey 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.

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