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Former Penguins Barrasso, LeClair Named to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
Former Pittsburgh Penguins Tom Barrasso and John LeClair are part of the 2009 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class announced today.

Others named were Tony Amonte, Frank Zamboni and the 1998 U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team.

Barrasso, one of the best U.S.-born goaltenders in the history of the game, played for the Penguins from 1988-2000 and was a major factor in helping the team win Stanley Cups in 1991 and 92. He played 458 games with the Penguins, going 226-153-53 with a 3.27 goals-against average and 22 shutouts. He also played with Buffalo, Ottawa, Carolina, Toronto and St. Louis in his NHL career.

LeClair was a dominating power forward who spent most of his career with the Philadelphia Flyers, scoring more than 400 NHL goals. He played his final two seasons with the Penguins in 2005-06, contributing 24 goals and 58 points in 94 games.

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