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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.
Quote of the Day

I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie