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John Vanbiesbrouck Biography
John Vanbiesbrouck was born September 4, 1963 and is a retired professional ice hockeygoaltender, who was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in2007. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Rangers,Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, and New JerseyDevils. He began his career playing major junior hockey for the Sault Ste.Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Following a successfulseason with the Greyhounds, he was drafted by the New York Rangers in thefourth round, 72nd overall, in the 1981 NHL Draft. After his junior careerended, he played for the Rangers minor league affiliate the Tulsa Oilers of theCentral Hockey League. Despite the team's near collapses due to financialconcerns, Vanbiesbrouck led the Oilers to a league championship and shared theleague's MVP honors.
He began playing full-time with the Rangers in the 198485season. Vanbiesbrouck won the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goaltender andwas named a First Team NHL All-Star the following season. After playing partsof 11 season with the Rangers, he was taken in the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft bythe Florida Panthers. In Florida, Vanbiesbrouck was a three-time all-star, andled the Panthers to their first and only Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 1996.While in Florida he recorded his 300th career victory, becoming the 15th andonly the second American goaltender in NHL history to do so. During his career,Vanbiesbrouck compiled a record of 374 wins, 346 losses, 119 ties, and 40shutouts, making him the winningest American-born goaltender and tying FrankBrimsek for most career shutouts by an American-born goaltender. Following hisplaying career, he took over as the head coach and General Manager of theGreyhounds. However, after using a racial slur referencing his team captain, heresigned.
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