Neal Broten (born November 29, 1959 in Roseau, Minnesota) is a former American professional ice hockey player who played for the Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League.
Broten is considered by many to be the most accomplished Minnesota born hockey player. He is the only player to have played on teams that won the NCAA championship, the Olympic Gold Medal, and the Stanley Cup.
Broten made his mark on Minnesota hockey early. He made a total of three appearances in the Minnesota High School Hockey, Boys' state tournament. His 1978 individual high school record of four assists in one period still stands today.
He played hockey for the Minnesota Golden Gophers under coach Herb Brooks winning both a national championship in 1979 and the Hobey Baker award in 1981.
Broten was member of the United States Olympic team that won a gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics in an event known as the Miracle on Ice. He played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League and won a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 1995, where he scored the game-winning goal in Game Four against the Detroit Red Wings which clinched the title.
His #7 jersey number is retired by the Minnesota/Dallas organization. He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000.