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Leafs obtain Barrasso from Hurricanes

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
Pat Quinn, general manager and head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Friday that the club has acquired goaltender Tom Barrasso from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for the Maple Leafs' fourth-round pick in the 2003 Entry Draft.

Barrasso, 36, is playing in his 18th season in the National Hockey League and first with Carolina. In 34 games this season with the Hurricanes he posted 13 wins, 12 losses, five ties, a 2.61 goals against average, a .906 save percentage and two shutouts. Among active NHL goalies he is fifth in shutouts (37) and third in wins (366). Barrasso is the career assist leader among goaltenders all-time with 48, and he is 11th all-time in wins.

The native of Boston, Massachusetts was a member of two Stanley Cup-winning teams in Pittsburgh in 1991 and 1992. The former Sabre, Penguin, Senator, and Hurricane is the leader among American-born goaltenders in wins, games played and is second in shutouts (Frank Brimsek, 40). He holds the NHL playoff record for the longest winning streak (14), winning the last 11 games of the 1992 playoffs and the first three in 1993. He became the fourth player to capture the Vezina Trophy and the Calder Trophy in one season (1983-84) and he made the jump from U.S. high school (Acton-Boxboro High School, Mass.) to the NHL as Buffalo's first pick, fifth overall, in the 1983 Entry Draft.

In addition to the Vezina Trophy and Calder Trophy in 1983-84, Barrasso was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team (1984), the First All-Star Team (1984), the Second All-Star Team (1985, 1993) and he shared the William Jennings Trophy with Bob Sauve (1985).
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