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Pens Draft History - Patrick Lalime

by Greg Fernandez / Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins and CONSOL Energy Center will be hosting the 2012 NHL Draft on June 22nd and 23rd. In the days leading up to the draft, PittsburghPenguins.com will be highlighting some past draft selections throughout Penguins' history.


Patrick Lalime/Pittsburgh Penguins


1993 - 6th round - 156th overall

After his call-up from the Cleveland Lumberjacks, goaltender Patrick Lalime enjoyed a 16-game stretch a rookie netminder could only dream to achieve. With Penguins No. 1 goaltender Tom Barrasso out with an injury, Pittsburgh looked to the inexperienced Lalime to right the ship in 1997.

Lalime went on to compile a 14-0-2 record in his first 16 games, setting the NHL rookie record for most games without a defeat to begin a career. Lalime continued to play well for Pittsburgh, winning 21 games in 39 starts for the Pens that year and was named to the 1997 NHL All-Rookie team.

Lalime was later traded to Ottawa in 1999, where he continued to enjoy success for much of his career, including an All-Star berth and a division championship in 2003 with the Senators.

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