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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

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres