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John Slaney

John Slaney  #45

NUMBER: 45 BIRTHDATE: February 7, 1972
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: St. John's, NL, Canada
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: WSH / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (9th overall)
OHL First All-Star Team (1990) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (1990) OHL Second All-Star Team (1991) AHL First All-Star Team (2001, 2002) Eddie Shore Award (Outstanding Defenseman AHL) (2001, 2002) AHL Second All-Star Team (2004) Traded to Colorado by Washington for Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Washington selected Shawn McNeil) in 1996 Entry Draft, July 12, 1995. Traded to Los Angeles by Colorado for Winnipeg's 6th round choice (previously acquired, Colorado selected Brian Willsie) in 1996 Entry Draft, December 28, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 19, 1997. Claimed by Nashville from Phoenix in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September 30, 1999. Traded to Philadelphia by Pittsburgh for Kevin Stevens, January 14, 2001.
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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
World Cup of Hockey 2016