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Richard Tabaracci

Richard Tabaracci  #31

Goalie
NUMBER: 31 BIRTHDATE: January 2, 1969
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 181 DRAFTED: PIT / 1987 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 2nd   (26th overall)
OHL First All-Star Team (1988) OHL Second All-Star Team (1989) Traded to Winnipeg by Pittsburgh with Randy Cunneyworth and Dave McLlwain for Jim Kyte, Andrew McBain and Randy Gilhen, June 17, 1989. Traded to Washington by Winnipeg for Jim Hrivnak and Washington's 2nd round choice (Alexei Budayev) in 1993 Entry Draft, March 22, 1993. Traded to Calgary by Washington for Calgary's 5th round choice (Joel Cort) in 1995 Entry Draft, April 7, 1995. Traded to Tampa Bay by Calgary for Aaron Gavey, November 19, 1996. Traded to Calgary by Tampa Bay for Calgary's 4th round choice (Eric Beaudoin) in 1998 Entry Draft, June 21, 1997. Traded to Washington by Calgary for future considerations, August 7, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, November 3, 1999. Traded to Colorado by Atlanta for Shean Donovan, December 8, 1999. Claimed by Columbus from Colorado in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 12, 2000. Officially announced retirement August 26, 2002.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4