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John Vanbiesbrouck

John Vanbiesbrouck  #34

NUMBER: 34 BIRTHDATE: September 4, 1963
HEIGHT: 5' 8" BIRTHPLACE: Detroit, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 175 DRAFTED: NYR / 1981 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 4th   (72nd overall)
Vezina Trophy 1985-1986
OHL Second All-Star Team (1983) CHL First All-Star Team (1984) Terry Sawchuk Trophy (fewest goals against CHL) (1984) (shared with Ron Scott) Tommy Ivan Trophy (MVP CHL) (1984) (co-winner - Bruce Affleck) NHL First All-Star Team (1986) Vezina Trophy (1986) NHL Second All-Star Team (1994) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994, 1996, 1997) Traded to Vancouver by NY Rangers for future considerations (Doug Lidster, June 25, 1993), June 20, 1993. Claimed by Florida from Vancouver in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 16, 1998. Traded to NY Islanders by Philadelphia for NY Islanders' 4th round choice (later traded to Nashville Nashville selected Jordin Tootoo) in 2001 Entry Draft, June 25, 2000. Traded to New Jersey by NY Islanders for Chris Terreri and New Jersey's 9th round choice (Juha-Pekka Ketola) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 12, 2001. Officially announced retirement, June 10, 2001. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, February 4, 2002. Officially announced retirement, May 22, 2002.
Quote of the Day

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
World Cup of Hockey 2016