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Encyclopedia > Tom Barrasso
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
Pro Clubs NHL
 Buffalo Sabres
 Pittsburgh Penguins
 Ottawa Senators
 Carolina Hurricanes
 Toronto Maple Leafs
 St. Louis Blues
AHL
 Rochester Americans
Nationality Flag of the United States United States
Born March 31, 1965,
Boston, MA, USA
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1983
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 1983 – 2003

Thomas Patrick Barrasso (born March 31, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a former National Hockey League goaltender who played 18 seasons for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis Blues. He currently serves as director of goaltending development for the Carolina Hurricanes. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... There are three styles of gloves worn by ice hockey players. ... Stature redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The kilogram or kilogramme (symbol: kg) is the SI base unit of mass. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Ottawa Senators (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The St. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Rochester Americans are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A childs first birthday party. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... The 1983 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Ottawa Senators (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The St. ...

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Playing career

Tom Barrasso grew up in the town of Stow, Massachusetts, playing ice hockey on an outdoor rink. He started playing goalie when he was only 4 years old and by the time he was a teenager, playing in net for Acton-Boxborough high school, Barrasso was considered one of the most promising American goaltending prospects of all time. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres with the 5th overall pick in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, becoming the highest drafted goalie ever until Roberto Luongo was taken 4th overall in 1997. Skipping a college career, he went straight from high school to the NHL where he exceeded all expectations. Barrasso won the Calder Trophy and Vezina Trophy in his first season, becoming just the third player to win both awards in the same year. He next made his debut for Team USA at the 1984 Canada Cup at only 19 years of age. He also played at the 1986 Ice Hockey World Championship and the 1987 Canada Cup. Stow is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The 1983 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Roberto Luongo (born April 4, 1979, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender with the Vancouver Canucks. ... The Calder Memorial Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy, presented annually to the best rookie of the year as voted upon by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goaltender as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... The Canada Cup refers to several types of professional sporting events held in Canada: It is also the previous name of the World Cup of Golf. ... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ...


In 1988, the Sabres traded Barrasso to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he won two Stanley Cups, in 1991 and 1992. It was his outstanding play in these Cup runs that established him as a "money goalie", someone who could deliver wins when it counted the most. In the following years, Barrasso almost entirely missed two seasons, the 1994-95 NHL season and the 1996-97 NHL season with injuries but came back with good performances in the next years. In 1997 he became the first American goaltender to record 300 NHL wins. A fiercely proud competitor, in his later seasons in Pittsburgh he developed a strained relationship with the local media whom he felt were disrespectful of him and his family. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


In March 2000, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators. He spent the 2000-01 season out of hockey and returned with the Carolina Hurricanes in time for the 2001-02 season. He enjoyed some late international success, winning Silver at the 2002 Winter Olympics. The Ottawa Senators (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... The 2000-01 NHL season was the 84th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ...


In his last few seasons he briefly played for several teams, the Ottawa Senators, the Carolina Hurricanes, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the St. Louis Blues until retiring from ice hockey in 2003. He signed a pro forma contract with Pittsburgh on the day he declared retirement so he could leave hockey as a Penguin. The Ottawa Senators (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The St. ...


Tom now serves as director of goaltender development with the Carolina Hurricanes. He lives with his wife Megan, as well as his three daughters, Ashley, Kelsey, and Mallory.


Awards & Achievements

The Calder Memorial Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy, presented annually to the best rookie of the year as voted upon by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goaltender as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... William M. Jennings Trophy at the Hockey Hall of Fame The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual award given to the goaltender(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team in the National Hockey League with the fewest goals scored against it. ... Bob Sauve (born June 17, 1955 in Ste-Genevieve, Quebec) is a retired former professional ice hockey goaltender who won the Vezina Trophy and William M. Jennings Trophy over the course of his career. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... 2002 Winter Olympic Games Ice hockey games were held at the E Center and Peaks Ice Arena in Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah. ...

Records

  • Second most NHL wins by a U.S.-born goaltender - 369
  • Most NHL assists by a goaltender - 48
  • Most NHL points by a goaltender - 48

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International play

Barrasso won an Olympic silver medal for his role on the United States Men's Ice Hockey Team.


Trivia

Barrasso was the only member of the Pittsburgh Penguins to not allow the makers of the 1995 Jean-Claude Van Damme film Sudden Death to use his name in the film. “Van Damme” redirects here. ... Sudden Death is a 1995 action movie, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. ...


Barrasso graduated high school with professional hockey player Jeff Norton in 1983


Barrasso founded the Ashley Barrasso Cancer Research Fund during the 1990s after his daughter survived bout with neuroblastoma cancer.


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Preceded by
Steve Larmer
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1984
Succeeded by
Mario Lemieux
Preceded by
Pete Peeters
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
1984
Succeeded by
Pelle Lindbergh
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Buffalo Sabres first-round draft picks

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Legends of the Buffalo Sabres - Tom Barrasso (2517 words)
Tom Barrasso was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
Barrasso remained the highest-drafted goaltender in league history for 14 years until the New York Islanders took Roberto Luongo 4th overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
Barrasso improved a bit through the second half of the season, winning 14 of his last 27 games, and improving his GAA to 3.41.
TOM BARRASSO (606 words)
Tom Barrasso's performance at this stage of his career is a testament to his fortitude and passion for the game.
In both years, Barrasso cut down his regular-season GAA by nearly a full goal in the postseason, and from 1992 to 1993, he won an NHL record 14 consecutive playoff starts.
Barrasso is a veteran of 18 NHL seasons, spent in Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Ottawa and Carolina.
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