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Al Iafrate

Al Iafrate  #33

NUMBER: 33 BIRTHDATE: March 21, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Dearborn, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 240 DRAFTED: TOR / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (4th overall)
NHL Second All-Star Team (1993) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1988, 1990, 1993, 1994) Traded to Washington by Toronto for Peter Zezel and Bob Rouse, January 16, 1991. Traded to Boston by Washington for Joe Juneau, March 21, 1994. Missed entire 1994-95 and 1995-96 due to knee surgery. Traded to San Jose by Boston for Jeff Odgers and Pittsburgh's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Boston selected Elias Abrahamsson) in 1996 Entry Draft, June 21, 1996. Claimed by Nashville from San Jose in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 14, 1998. Officially announced retirement, September 1, 1998.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016