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Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Jean-Sebastien Giguere  #35

NUMBER: 35 BIRTHDATE: May 16, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: HFD / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st   (13th overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">All-Star Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> His current goaltending coach Francois Allaire, had the 12-year-old Giguere in one of his goaltending camps back in 1989. Allaire also coached Patrick Roy when he backstopped Montreal to two Stanley Cups (1986, 1993). <br /> <br /> In 2007, he brought the Stanley Cup to Blainville, Quebec, where his family resides, a city of 36,000 about 35 miles northwest of Montreal. Nicknamed 'Ti cul' or 'little pest' as a child and is the youngest of five (two brothers and two sisters) with all of his siblings living within minutes of each other in Blainville. <br /> <br /> He began playing goal at the age of seven. His late father, Claude, commented in 2003: &quot;When he started playing goal, his first year, he was only 7. I bought him second-hand equipment because we didn't know if he was going to stay a goalie and like it, or if he'd be good. After the first season, he was excellent.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On his goaltending style: &quot;If you see me making a diving save or a save that is very spectacular, that's going to be admitting a mistake ... I'm not a very athletic guy, but I pride myself on working hard and being in the right place at the right time. <br /> <br /> On goals being scored: &quot;These are NHL players. They're going to score goals. My job is to take up as much of the net as I can, but there will be deflections and good shots. I don't think about the goals. In fact, I really don't remember most of them by the time the game ends.&quot; <br /> <br /> On his mask: &quot;What's painted on my mask is the Honda Center, our home arena in Anaheim. There is a big storm gathering around the rink and the storm is being brought by a mean-looking Duck who is on top of the mask. I have a &quot;Terminator Duck&quot; on the other side of the mask. On one side the Duck is good; on the other he's bad. On the back, there is my number (35) and my nickname, 'Jiggy'.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <br /> <a name="video"></a><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b><br /> <a href="http://ducks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?type=fvod&id=29741&catid=649">Named 2009 NHL All-Star Game starter</a><br /> <a href="http://ducks.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&amp;id=15431">Ducks TV: Jiggy's Loft</a><br />
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres