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Dan Blackburn

Dan Blackburn  #31

Goalie
NUMBER: 31 BIRTHDATE: May 20, 1983
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: NYR / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
AJHL Scholastic Player of the Year (1998, 1999) WHL Rookie of the Year (2000) WHL East First All-Star Team (2001) WHL Goaltender of the Year (2001) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2001) Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (2001) NHL All-Rookie Team (2002) Missed entire 2003-04 due to shoulder injury in training camp, September 2, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Victoria (ECHL), February 4, 2005. Officially announced retirement, September 25, 2005.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round