After four seasons in Detroit, which included scoring his 500th goal on this date in 1994, just the 19th player in NHL history to do so, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in time for the 1996-97 season as part of a youth movement in Detroit.
The North Stars added the black trim to their white jerseys back in 1981, but did not update their green road sweaters to include black until the 1988-89 season, seven years after "toughening up" their home whites. This white home jersey would be worn for ten years through the 1990-91 season.
This seldom seen Canada style was first worn in 1980 shortly after Canada returned to the international stage in 1977 following their refusal to compete with amateur players in the face of the full time "amateurs" of communist Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia. This style was worn through the 1982 World Championships.