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Joe Cirella

Joe Cirella  #6

NUMBER: 6 BIRTHDATE: May 9, 1963
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Hamilton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: CLR / 1981 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
OHL First All-Star Team (1983) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1983) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1984) Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982. Traded to Quebec by New Jersey with Claude Loiselle and New Jersey's 8th round choice (Alexander Karpovtsev) in 1990 Entry Draft for Walt Poddubny and Quebec's 4th round choice (Mike Bodnarchuk) in 1990 Entry Draft, June 17, 1989. Traded to NY Rangers by Quebec for Aaron Miller and NY Rangers' 5th round choice (Bill Lindsay) in 1991 Entry Draft, January 17, 1991. Claimed by Florida from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, October 10, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Milwaukee (IHL) following release from Ottawa, December 1, 1995.
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We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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