BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Minnesota North Star winger Al MacAdam was traded Thursday to the Vancouver Canucks for undisclosed future considerations, the team announced.
North Star General Manager Lou Nanne completed the deal in Teaneck, N.J., where he is attending an NHL Board of Governors meeting, the team said.
MacAdam, 32, had asked to be traded after complaining he was not getting enough playing time. He owned the second-longest tenure on the team, having spent six seasons in a Minnesota uniform after joining the team for the 1978-1979 season as a result of the Minnesota-Cleveland merger.
His tenure on the Minnesota roster was exceeded only by that of defenseman Brad Maxwell. His departure left goaltender Gilles Meloche as the only survivor of the Cleveland side of the merger.
MacAdam was the only North Star to play all 80 games last season, scoring 22 goals and adding 13 assists for 35 points. His best season as a North Star was 1979-1980, when he led the club with 93 points on 42 goals and 51 assists.
He won the NHL's Masterton Trophy that season and his teammates named him the club's most valuable player.
MacAdam played with Philadelphia, California and Cleveland before joining the North Stars. He was a member of Philadelphia's 1974 Stanley Cup winning team.