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Canucks acquire Jason LaBarbera

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired goaltender Jason LaBarbera from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a 7th round draft pick in the 2009 Entry Draft.


LaBarbera, 28, joins the Canucks after playing 19 games with the Kings this season posting a 5-8-4 record with a .893 save percentage, 2.83 GAA and two shutouts. Through 98 NHL contests split between the New York Rangers and LA Kings, LaBarbera has posted a 34-42-8 record with a 3.00 GAA and a .901 save percentage.

The Burnaby native finished 2007.08 with a .910 save percentage, tying Kelly Hrudey with the third highest save percentage in Kings history. In 2006.07 LaBarbera received his second Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as the most outstanding goaltender in the AHL and was named a First Team AHL All-Star. He received his first “Baz” award in 2003.04 after setting an AHL record for most shutouts in a single season with 13 in 2003.04. That same year he also received the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s MVP.

The 6’3”, 225 pound goaltender was originally drafted in the third round, 66th overall by the New York Rangers in 1998.

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP Mins W L T OT GA SA SO GAA Sv%
1995-1996 Prince George  BCAHA   31 1,860       - 83   0 2.68  
1996-1997 Tri-City Americans  WHL   2 63 1 0 0 - 4   0 3.81  
1996-1997 Portland Winter Hawks  WHL   9 443 5 1 1 - 18   0 2.44  
1997-1998 Portland Winter Hawks  WHL   23 1,305 18 4 0 - 72   1 3.31  
1997-1998 Portland  M-Cup     0       -          
1998-1999 Portland Winter Hawks  WHL   51 2,991 18 23 9 - 170 1,772 4 3.41 .904
1999-2000 Portland Winter Hawks  WHL   34 2,005 8 24 2 - 123 1,271 1 3.68 .903
1999-2000 Spokane Chiefs  WHL   21 1,146 12 6 2 - 50 500 0 2.62 .900
2000-2001 Rangers   1 9 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0.00 1.000
2000-2001 Hartford Wolf Pack  AHL   4 156 1 1 0 - 12 93 0 4.61 .871
2000-2001 Charlotte Checkers  ECHL   35 2,100 18 10 7 - 112 1,245 1 3.20 .910
2001-2002 Rangers   0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0    
2001-2002 Charlotte Checkers  ECHL   13 744 9 3 1 - 29 382 0 2.34 .924
2001-2002 Hartford Wolf Pack  AHL   20 1,058 7 11 1 - 55 628 0 3.12 .912
2002-2003 Rangers   0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0    
2002-2003 Hartford Wolf Pack  AHL   46 2,452 18 17 6 - 105 1,239 2 2.57 .915
2003-2004 Rangers   4 198 1 2 0 - 16 91 0 4.85 .824
2003-2004 Hartford Wolf Pack  AHL   59 3,393 34 9 9 - 90 1,414 13 1.59 .936
2004-2005 Hartford Wolf Pack  AHL   53 2,937 31 16 2 - 90 1,374 6 1.84 .934
2005-2006 Kings   29 1,432 11 9 - 2 69 688 1 2.89 .900
2005-2006 Manchester Monarchs  AHL   3 185 1 1 -   10 108 0 3.25 .907
2006-2007 Manchester Monarchs  AHL   62 3,619 39 20 -   133 1,995 7 2.21 .933
2007-2008 Kings   45 2,420 17 23 - 2 121 1,341 1 3.00 .910
2008-2009 Kings   19 995 5 8 - 4 47 439 2 2.83 .893
NHL Totals:   98 5,056 34 42 0 8 253 2,561 4 3.00 .901
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