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Eric Weinrich

Eric Weinrich  #8

NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: December 19, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Roanoke, VA, United States
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: NJD / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (32nd overall)
Hockey East First All-Star Team (1987) NCAA East Second All-American Team (1987) AHL First All-Star Team (1990) Eddie Shore Award (AHL Outstanding Defenseman) (1990) NHL All-Rookie Team (1991) Traded to Hartford by New Jersey with Sean Burke for Bobby Holik and Hartford's 2nd round choice (Jay Pandolfo) in 1993 Entry Draft, August 28, 1992. Traded to Chicago by Hartford with Patrick Poulin for Steve Larmer and Bryan Marchment, November 2, 1993. Traded to Montreal by Chicago with Jeff Hackett, Alain Nasreddine and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Montreal selected Chris Dyment) in 1999 Entry Draft for Jocelyn Thibault, Dave Manson and Brad Brown, November 16, 1998. Traded to Boston by Montreal for Patrick Traverse, February 21, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 5, 2001. Traded to St. Louis by Philadelphia for St. Louis' 5th round choice (Gino Pisellini) in 2004 Entry Draft, February 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Villacher (Austria), February 14, 2005. Traded to Vancouver by St. Louis for Tomas Mojzis and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (later traded to New Jersey - New Jersey selected Vladimir Zharkov) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006. Officially announced his retirement, August 4, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), January 25, 2007.
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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
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