Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have traded goaltender Jocelyn Thibault to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a 4th round draft pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
"Jocelyn is a class act and did a lot for our organization," said Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon. "We're happy to be able to get a deal done and we're happy that he's going to a good situation in Pittsburgh. He'll do quite well for them, we wish him all the best. It was strictly a business decision."
Thibualt, a veteran of 11 NHL seasons has appeared in 536 career regular season games posting a record of 227-217-68 with a 2.69 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. He has also played in 17 career NHL playoff games posting a record of 4-11 with a 3.57 goals against average and a .890 save percentage.
Thibault appearing in 321 regular season games while with the Blackhawks posting a 137-142-37 record with a 2.63 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. He also played in three playoff games for the Blackhawks posting a 1-2 record with a 2.64 goals against average and a .909 save percentage.
Thibualt was acquired by the Blackhawks along with Dave Manson and Brad Brown from Montreal in exchange for Jeff Hackett, Eric Weinrich, Alain Nasreddine and future considerations on November 16, 1998. He ranks fourth on the Blackhawks all-time wins list with his 137 wins.