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St. Paul hockey legend Lou Cotroneo dies at 93

By JOEL RIPPEL, Star Tribune, 11/09/23, 8:15PM CST


Cotroneo, a member of St. Paul Johnson's state championship team in 1947, coached in the Johnson program for 20 years and later worked for the North Stars and Wild.

Lou Cotroneo, shown in 2001, might have been the happiest man in St. Paul, smiling, laughing and greeting everyone he met at Xcel Energy Center with a hearty handshake. (Star Tribune)

“I think some of the better hockey fans I’ve met over the years are people on the East Side. A lot of them, you’ll never get to know their names. They’re not corporate people, but they’re hockey people.” — Lou Cotroneo

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