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Rangers Claim Goaltender Guy Hebert Off Waivers from Anaheim

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Guy Hebert from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, claiming him off waivers.

Hebert, pronounced (ay-BAIR), has appeared in 41 games for Anaheim this season, posting a 12-23-4 record along with a 3.12 goals against average and a .897 save percentage. The 10-year NHL veteran has also posted two shutouts this season, with his most recent coming on December 8 against Minnesota. He led all Anaheim goaltenders with 41 appearances, 12 wins, two shutouts and an .897 save percentage.

The 5-11, 184-pounder began his career with the St. Louis Blues, where he spent two seasons prior to being claimed by Anaheim in the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft. He posted a 13-13-1 mark with a 3.41 goals against average in 37 matches with the Blues. As a member of the Mighty Ducks, Hebert holds several of Anaheim's career goaltending records, including games (441), wins (174), starts (423), minutes (25,206), saves (11,928) and shutouts (27). His career .910 save percentage ranks third among all active NHL goaltenders (minimum 200 games). He has also appeared in 72.4% of Anaheim's all-time games, appearing in 441 of the team's 609 contests.

Hebert, 33, has also enjoyed success on the international stage as a member of Team USA, which captured the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. He was also a member of Team USA at the 1994 World Championships in Italy and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Prior to his professional career, Hebert played parts of three seasons with Peoria of the International Hockey League (IHL), posting a record of 51-32-8 in 95 appearances, along with a 3.54 goals against average. Hebert played his collegiate hockey at Hamilton College, where he posted a 39-27-2 record, along with a 2.86 goals against mark in four seasons.

The native of Troy, New York was originally St. Louis' seventh round selection, 159th overall, in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.
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