1993 - 6th round - 156th overall
|Patrick Lalime/Pittsburgh Penguins |
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.