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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.
Quote of the Day

I was going nuts and I saw [Subban], he was going crazy, and the ref had no idea where to go. [Subban] was skating to me, and I was skating to him and the ref was right in between us and I don't know, I kind of hit him pretty hard, I thought, but those were some emotions and I'm pretty sure he understands that.

— Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk on the celebration following his OT goal against Ottawa in Game 2