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Encyclopedia > Jimmy Waite

Jimmy Waite (born April 15, 1969 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a former National Hockey League goaltender. He was one of the most highly-rated goalies in the late 1980's and many scouts believed he had the potential to become a star; unfortunately, the team that took him in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks, was already deep in goal with both Ed Belfour and Dominik Hasek in their system. Waite never really caught on as a starting netminder and to date has only played 106 NHL games, for Chicago, the San Jose Sharks and the Phoenix Coyotes. He currently plays for Ingolstadt ERC in the Deutsche Eishockey-Liga. April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Downtown Sherbrooke with the Saint-François River in the foreground Sherbrooke (2001 population 75,916, post-merger population 141,200) is a city in south-eastern Quebec, Canada. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... Patrick Roy, a retired ice hockey goaltender The goaltender (also known colloquially as goalie or netminder) in ice hockey is the player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering his teams net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. ... Draft order Round 1 Category: ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Edward John Belfour (born April 21, 1965 in Carman, Manitoba, Canada) is an NHL goalie who currently is a Free Agent. ... Dominik Hašek (born January 29, 1965 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)), also known by his nickname The Dominator, is a professional ice hockey goaltender. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... Deutsche Eishockey-Liga (German Hockey League, shortname DEL) is a German high-calibre ice hockey league, and has the highest number of American and Canadian players overseas. ...


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Waite played in 16 games last season for Phoenix, going 6-5-4, including one shutout, with a 2.74 goals-against average.
The 30-year-old Waite originally was selected eighth overall by Chicago in the 1987 NHL draft.
During an 11-year NHL career, he is 28-41-12 with four shutouts and a 3.35 GA. Waite should battle veteran Glenn Healy for time behind Joseph, who played in 67 of the team's 82 games last season.
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