Sold! 'Spamboni' bought by son of Stanley Cup winner


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Dave Langevin sent that tweet Thursday afternoon.

He's the 36-year-old son of a four-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman, the Pioneer Press reports, now a Plymouth attorney who tells the paper he couldn't resist a piece of Minnesota hockey personified.

So Langevin bought the the original St. Paul Civic Center ice resurfacer – known as the "Spamboni" – for $2,000.

He tells the Pioneer Press he plans to use it on his family's backyard rink.

Langevin's father, also named Dave, grew up in St. Paul and helped lead two high school teams to independent state hockey titles – first with Hill, then with Hill-Murray – in the early 1970s, MNHockeyHub reported.

He played eight years as a defenseman in the NHL (and three in the WHA), winning four consecutive Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders (from 1980-1983). He also picked up votes for both the James Norris trophy (best all-around defenseman) and Frank J. Selke trophy (best defensive forward) in the 1980-81 season, according to

Zamboni, get your Zamboni right here!

The Xcel Energy Center tweeted the sale announcement Aug. 7.

The Xcel Energy Center and Visit St. Paul were hoping to get $2,000 for the 42-year-old HDB Zamboni, which for the last 10 years has been clearing ice at the Wells Fargo Winter Skate outdoor rink at the Landmark Plaza, KSTP reported.

The money will be split between Visit St. Paul and the Minnesota Wild Foundation, which plans to use the funds to help the state’s community rinks that need to undergo expensive upgrades to convert their cooling systems.

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