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Arturs Irbe

Arturs Irbe  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: February 2, 1967
HEIGHT: 5' 8" BIRTHPLACE: Riga, Latvia
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: MNS / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 10th   (196th overall)
Named Best Goaltender at EJC-A (1985) USSR Rookie of the Year (1988) Named Best Goaltender at WEC-A (1990)IHL First All-Star Team (1992) James Norris Memorial Trophy (fewest goals against IHL) (1992) (shared with Wade Flaherty) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1994, 1999) Claimed by San Jose from Minnesota in Dispersal Draft, May 30, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, August 19, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, August 25, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, September 14, 1998. Traded to Columbus by Carolina for future considerations, June 16, 2004.
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For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday