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Michael Vernon

Michael Vernon  #29

Goalie
NUMBER: 29 BIRTHDATE: February 24, 1963
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Calgary, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 175 DRAFTED: CGY / 1981 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 3rd   (56th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Conn Smythe Trophy 1996-1997
William M. Jennings Trophy 1995-1996
WHL First All-Star Team (1982, 1983) WHL Goaltender of the Year (1982, 1983) WHL Player of the Year (1982, 1983) Hap Emms Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup Tournament Top Goaltender) (1983) CHL Second All-Star Team (1984) NHL Second All-Star Team (1989) William M. Jennings Trophy (1996) (shared with Chris Osgood) Conn Smythe Trophy (1997) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993) Traded to Detroit by Calgary for Steve Chiasson, June 29, 1994. Traded to San Jose by Detroit with Detroit's 5th round choice (later traded back to Detroit Detroit selected Andrei Maximenko) in 1999 Entry Draft for San Jose's 2nd round choice (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Maxim Linnik) in 1998 Entry Draft and San Jose's 2nd round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Sheldon Keefe) in 1999 Entry Draft, August 18, 1997. Traded to Florida by San Jose with San Jose's 3rd round choice (Sean O'Connor) in 2000 Entry Draft for Radek Dvorak, December 30, 1999. Claimed by Minnesota from Florida in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Traded to Calgary by Minnesota for Calgary's 8th round choice (Jake Riddle) in 2001 Entry Draft and the rights to Dan Cavanaugh, June 23, 2000. Officially announced retirement, September 13, 2002.
Quote of the Day

Obviously a lot happened in a short period of time. At the end of the day, considering everything I went through, I really felt close to my teammates and I really feel like what we accomplished, I know we didn't win it all. ... I'm really proud of how we got there and what we did once we got there.

— Rangers forward Martin St. Louis to Jim Cerny of BlueshirtsUnited.com