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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="">Named 2009 NHL All-Star Game starter</a><br /> <a href=";id=15431">Ducks TV: Jiggy's Loft</a><br />
Quote of the Day

Yeah, I guess so. That empty-netter was pretty lucky, but I'll take it.

— Senators forward Mike Hoffman when asked if his two-goal game was a good way to celebrate his 26th birthday
World Cup of Hockey 2016