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Robert Esche

Robert Esche  #42

Goalie
NUMBER: 42 BIRTHDATE: January 22, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: White, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: PHX / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 6th   (139th overall)
AwardsSeasons
William M. Jennings Trophy 2002-2003
OHL Second All-Star Team (1998) AHL All-Rookie Team (1999) William M. Jennings Trophy (2003) (shared with Roman Cechmanek) (tied with Martin Brodeur) Traded to Philadelphia by Phoenix with Michal Handzus for Brian Boucher and Nashville's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Phoenix selected Joe Callahan) in 2002 Entry Draft, June 12, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), October 18, 2007.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday