- Tom Barrasso
Infobox Ice Hockey Player
image_size = 200px
played_for = "NHL"
Toronto Maple Leafs
St. Louis Blues
caught = Right
height_ft = 6
height_in = 3
weight_lb = 210
nationality = USA
birth_date = Birth date and age|1965|3|31|mf=y
Boston, MA, U.S.
draft = 5th overall
draft_year = 1983
career_start = 1983
career_end = 2003
Thomas Patrick Barrasso (born
March 31, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltenderwho played 18 seasons for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafsand St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, and the only goalie to ever play in the NHL directly from high school, without having played major junioror college hockey first. He is considered the best goaltender in Penguins franchise history due to the length of his career and his critical role in backstopping the team to successive Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. He currently serves as the goaltending coach and director of goaltending development for the Carolina Hurricanes.
Tom Barrasso grew up in the town of
Burlington, Massachusetts, playing ice hockeyon 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 with fellow NHL player Jeff Norton, Barrasso was considered one of the most promising American goaltending prospects of all time. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabreswith the 5th overall pick in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, becoming the highest drafted goalie ever until Roberto Luongowas taken 4th overall in 1997. Skipping a college career, he went straight from high school to the NHL where he exceeded all expectations. At the time of his debut with the Sabres on October 5, 1983, less than six months after graduating from high school, Barrasso was the youngest goaltender to play and win a game in the NHL since Harry Lumley nearly forty years prior. He won the Calder Trophyand Vezina Trophyin his first season, becoming just the third player to win both awards in the same year.
In 1988, the Sabres traded Barrasso to the
Pittsburgh Penguinswhere 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 seasonand the 1996–97 NHL seasonwith 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.
In March 2000, he was traded to the
Ottawa Senatorsfor Ron Tugnuttand Janne Laukkanen. He spent the 2000–01 season out of hockey and returned with the Carolina Hurricanesin time for the 2001–02 season. He enjoyed some late international success, winning Silver at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
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.
Barrasso now serves as the goaltender coach of the
Carolina Hurricanes. He lives with his wife Megan, as well as his three daughters, Ashley, Kelsey, and Mallory. Barrasso founded the Ashley Barrasso Cancer Research Fund during the early 1990s after his daughter survived a bout with neuroblastomacancer.
Awards and achievements
* 1984 -
Calder Trophy(Top rookie in NHL)
* 1984 -
Vezina Trophy(Top goaltender in NHL)
* 1984 - NHL First All-Star Team
* 1985 - NHL Second All-Star Team
* 1985 -
William M. Jennings Trophy(Team with fewest goals allowed - shared with Bob Sauve)
* 1985 - Played in
NHL All-Star Game
* 1991 -
Stanley CupChampion ( Pittsburgh Penguins)
* 1992 -
Stanley CupChampion ( Pittsburgh Penguins)
* 1993 - NHL Second All-Star Team
* 2002 - Olympic ice hockey silver medalist (Team USA)
* 2007 - Inducted into the
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
* 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
* Most consecutive NHL playoff wins - 14 (
May 9, 1992 to April 22, 1993)
* Tied for most consecutive wins in one NHL playoff season - 11 in 1992
* Tied for most wins in one NHL playoff season - 16 (1992)
"Numbers in bold indicate league leader; italics indicate a tie for the lead"
Barrasso won an Olympic silver medal as part of the U.S. national men's ice hockey team at the 2002 Winter Games in
Salt Lake City. He played in one game, an 8–1 victory over Belaruson February 18.
Barrasso had originally intended to play for the 1984 U.S. Olympic team in Sarajevo, but chose to begin his professional career instead and left the team in September 1983 to sign with the Sabres. He made his debut for Team USA at the
1984 Canada Cup, at the age of 19 . He also played at the 1986 World Ice Hockey Championshipsand the 1987 Canada Cup.
List of AHL seasons
List of NHL seasons
List of NHL players
* [http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1983/83005.html Tom Barrasso's profile at Hockeydraftcentral.com]
* [http://www.databasehockey.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=BARRATOM01 More Career Stats]
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