Episode 18 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast is a Tribute to US Hockey legend Keith “Huffer” Christensen, who died on November 5th, 2018 at the age 74.
After a legendary high school career in International Falls, MN, Huffer became a standout player at The University of Minnesota Duluth in the 1960s, putting that program on the hockey map. He captained the silver medal winning 1972 US Olympic hockey team and concluded his playing career in the World Hockey Association with Minnesota Fighting Saints.
In 2005 he was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame.
At just 5-6 and 155 pounds, Huffer was small in stature, but big in heart and talent.
To help commemorate Huffer’s career, we’ll talk with three of his Olympic teammates: RW Tim Sheehy, Center Henry Boucha and goaltender Mike Curran. We’ll learn about what made Huffer a special player and person — and we’ll examine the strong bond that the 1972 Olympic team still has today.
Rest in Peace, Huffer Christiansen
Host: Mark Willand
Pro Hockey Alumni