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Bob Mason
Minnesota Wild - Goaltending Coach
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Bob Mason was named as Goaltending Coach for the Minnesota Wild on September 14, 2002. He is responsible for working with goaltenders throughout the Wild organization. Under his tutelage, the Wild have ranked in the top five in the NHL in both save percentage and goals against average (GAA) every season. Minnesota ranked first in the NHL in 2006-07 with a 2.20 GAA and a .922 save percentage and claimed the William Jennings Trophy as the team allowed a league-low 191 goals against.

Mason also served as a Goaltending Consultant for the Atlanta Thrashers during their first two seasons of existence from 1999-2001. Prior to joining the Thrashers, he spent three seasons with the University of Minnesota as a volunteer Goaltender Coach. Mason played parts of eight seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, Quebec Nordiques and Vancouver Canucks. He finished his NHL career with a 55-65-16 record and a 3.76 GAA in 145 games from 1984 to 1991. He also appeared in five Stanley Cup playoff games and posted a 2-3 record and a 1.95 GAA with Washington and Chicago. The native of International Falls, Minnesota, played two seasons at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and was a member of Team USA at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

Mason and his wife, Victoria, currently reside in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday