Aaron Kent Broten
Center-Left Wing
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 pounds
Born: 11.14.60 Roseau, Minnesota
How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Minnesota North Stars for Bob Brooke, 1.5.90
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1980-81
COL
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1981-82
COL
58
15
24
39
-11
6
67
5
7
12
1
0
1
5
1982-83
NJ
73
16
39
55
-20
28
126
5
19
24
1
0
1
1
1983-84
NJ
80
13
23
36
-28
36
102
3
5
8
0
0
0
1
1984-85
NJ
80
22
35
57
-18
38
170
10
13
23
0
0
0
2
1985-86
NJ
66
18
25
43
2
26
157
4
7
11
0
0
0
1
1986-87
NJ
80
26
53
79
5
36
179
6
25
31
0
1
1
3
1987-88
NJ
80
26
57
83
20
80
180
7
24
31
2
1
3
4
1988-89
NJ
80
16
43
59
-7
81
178
4
21
25
0
0
0
2
1989-90
NJ
42
10
8
18
-15
36
83
1
1
2
2
0
2
0
Team Career
Totals
COL
60
15
24
39
-11
6
68
5
7
12
1
0
1
5
Team Career
Totals
NJ
581
147
283
430
-61
361
1175
40
115
155
5
2
7
14
Franchise
Career Totals
 
641
162
307
469
-72
367
1243
45
122
167
6
2
8
19
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Aaron would jump to the Rockies for a couple of games after completing a record-breaking sophomore season at
Minnesota. He would stay with the bigs the following season.

Aaron was valuable in many ways over the years. He could play on the power play, he could kill penalties, and he was
probably best known as a setup man for the goal scorers on the team, especially in the late 80s when his linemates were
Kirk Muller and Pat Verbeek.

He was also a mainstay for most US National Teams, usually playing at the Worlds and the Canada Cup tournament,
doing quite well each time out.

In top of that, he was also very durable. He had 2 separate games played streaks to his credit, with the second one (288
games) standing as the team record until Ken Daneyko broke that years later.

After being traded to the North Stars, he would bounce around for a few years with 3 other teams. Ironically, what was
one of his outstanding traits with the Devils was his downfall the rest of his career. He suffered a concussion after the
trade to Minnesota, and while playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, he dislocated his shoulder to miss the rest of that
season.

He would play 25 games with the Winnipeg Jets in 1991-92 before retiring. He would ultimately become an investment
advisor for Investment Centers of America through Border State Bank in his hometown.
Entry Draft: 1980 Sixth Round Pick (106th overall) by the
Colorado Rockies
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1987-88
NJ
20
5
11
16
-9
20
46
3
3
6
0
1
1
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
20
5
11
16
-9
20
46
3
3
6
0
1
1
1
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise