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Biographical Info

Best known as the goalie of the famous Miracle on Ice team, the North Easton, Massachusetts native played 3 seasons at Boston University. As a college goaltender, Craig helped lead Boston University to a NCAA championship in 1978 and he was an NCAA All-Star in 1979. Immediately after college, Craig joined the US Olympic team for the 1979/80 season. In the Olympic semi-finals against the heavily favored Soviet Union, Craig led the Americans to a 4-3 victory, stopping 36 of 39 shots. The US flag that Craig wore on his shoulders following the victory over the Soviets was on display at the Sports Museum of America until the museum closed in 2009. After the Olympics Craig would play parts of 3 seasons in the NHL with the Atlanta Flames, Boston Bruins and Minnesota North Stars before retiring from professional hockey after the 1984 season. Jim Craig was inducted into the Boston University Hall of Fame in 1989 and the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1999. Jim Craig is currently a highly sought after motivational speaker.

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