Bob Bergloff may have been born in Dickinson, North Dakota, but he was a proud Minnesotan through and through.
Bergloff played his high school hockey in Bloomington and was a star with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers from 1977 through 1981. He was part of the Gophers national championship team in 1979.
Bergloff went on to turn pro in 1981, beginning a vagabond five year tour of the minor leagues.
Bergloff did get a late Christmas present in 1982. The Minnesota North Stars were desperate for defensemen, thanks to injuries. Brad Maxwell was on the shelf with a groin injury. Fred Barrett's back seized up. And Gary Sargent's banged up knee required surgery.
To help fill the void Bergloff was called up on December 27th. He would get to participate in two games. He never scored a point, though he did into a fight with Detroit's Joe Paterson.
Bergloff extended his playing days by heading overseas in 1986. He played a seasons in Netherlands and a follow up season in Great Britain.
Bergloff returned to Minneapolis in retirement.