As most hockey fans know, 1980 U.S. Olympic captain Mike Eruzione never played another game after the U.S. beat the Soviet Union and Finland in the medal round in Lake Placid. But 13 of the 20 players from that 'Miracle On Ice' team went on to play in the NHL. Some appeared in just a smattering of games. Others, such as Neal Broten who skated for 17 seasons, had more distinguished and productive careers. Here's a look at each of their NHL stories, in alphabetical order:

Players From USA Hockey's 1980 'Miracle On Ice' Team Who Competed In The NHL Slideshow

 

Bill Baker

The defenseman who scores the tying goal with 27 seconds left in the Olympic opener against Sweden, Baker plays three NHL seasons with the Canadiens, Rockies, Blues and Rangers.

 

Neal Broten

Broten plays 17 seasons in the NHL, mostly with the Minnesota North Stars. He scores the series-clinching goal for the Devils in the 1995 Stanley Cup Final against Detroit. He becomes the first U.S. player to net a Cup-clinching goal.

 

Dave Christian

Christian is a productive winger in the NHL as he cracks the 25-goal mark eight times in his 15-year career, including a career-high 41 with the Capitals in 1985-86. He also serves as captain of the Winnipeg Jets.

 

Steve Christoff

Christoff, who scored the goal that pulled the U.S. into a 1-1 tie in the gold-medal game against Finland, plays five NHL seasons with the North Stars, Flames and Kings. He has two 26-goal seasons for Minnesota.

 

Jim Craig

Craig, who will long be remembered for having the American flag draped over his shoulders after winning the gold-medal game, appeared in 30 NHL games with the Flames, Bruins and North Stars.

 

Steve Janaszak

The backup goalie to Jim Craig never plays in the Olympics. He appears in three NHL games with the Rockies and North Stars.

 

Mark Johnson

Johnson, who scores twice in the game against the Soviet Union, plays 11 seasons in the NHL with the Penguins, North Stars, Blues, Whalers and Devils. He registers a career high of 35 goals in 1983-84 with Hartford.

 

Rob McClanahan

McClanahan, who scores the winning goal in the gold-medal game against Finland, plays five NHL seasons with the Sabres, Whalers and Rangers.

 

Ken Morrow

Just three months after earning the gold medal, Morrow adds the first of four Stanley Cup championships with the Islanders. He plays his entire 10-season career for the Isles, and works his way to becoming the team's director of pro scouting.

 

Jack O'Callahan

O'Callahan, who misses the first two games at the Olympics because of a knee injury, is a defenseman for seven seasons with the Blackhawks and Devils.

 

Mark Pavelich

Pavelich, who has two assists against the Soviets including the primary on Mike Eruzione's winning goal, plays five seasons with the Rangers before ending his career with short stints for the North Stars and Sharks. He is the Rangers' top goal-scorer in 1982-83 with 37.

 

Mike Ramsey

A first-round pick of the Sabres, Ramsey plays the bulk of his 18-year NHL career in Buffalo before finishing with stints in Pittsburgh and Detroit. He plays in four NHL All-Star Games, plus the 1987 Rendez-Vous series against the Soviet Union.

 

Dave Silk

Silk, a winger who has two assists against the Soviets, plays seven NHL seasons with the Rangers, Bruins, Red Wings and Jets. His career high of 15 goals comes in 1981-82, Olympic coach Herb Brooks' first for the Rangers.

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