General Manager Craig MacTavish announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with goaltender Jason LaBarbera on a one year contract.
LaBarbera, 33, has spent the past four seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, appearing in 72 games, posting a 22-26-9 record with a 2.00 goals against average.
In 2012-13, the Burnaby, British Columbia native recorded a 4-6-2 record, including a 2.64 GAA and a .923 save percentage in 15 games with the Coyotes.
The 6’3”, 234-pound goaltender has 470 games of professional experience over the past 13 seasons, including 175 career NHL games with the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks and Phoenix Coyotes.
LaBarbera has earned several awards in the AHL, including a First Team AHL All-Star (2004, 2007), the Aldege Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s Top Goaltender (2004, 2007), the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s Most Valuable Player (2004), as well as the the Harry Holmes Memorial Award for AHL team with fewest goals against (2005, 2007).
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