Norm Beaudin “The Original Jet”

Norm Beaudin was born on November 28, 1941 in Montmartre, Saskatchewan, Canada where he played hockey for his childhood until moving to Regina to play for the Pats of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). In Regina he befriended former Melville Millionaires goalie Lenard Kleisinger. Prioe to his time in Regina, Norm inked a deal with Montreal but could not find success there. Beaudin decided he was going to join the Winnipeg Jets of the WHA, where he won 3 AVCO cups alongside Saskatchewan colleague Larry Hornung. Norm Beaudin was granted the title “The Original Jet” for being the first athlete to seal a deal with Winnipeg. In his 25 games as an NHLer, he played for the Winnipeg Jets, Minnesota North Stars and reunited with Larry Hornung in St. Louis. Beaudin had found sticks and nets 259 times in his WHA tenure. He signed a two year deal with SC Langnau of the Swiss League. The Original Jet now lives in the United States.


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