John Vanbiesbrouck

John Vanbiesbrouck ( born September 4, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan ) is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender Belgian- Italian descent, the 1981-2002 for the New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils the National Hockey League was active.


His career began John Vanbiesbrouck in the Canadian Junior Football League OHL, where he spent three years Goalies in the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds was. His talent was discovered early and the New York Rangers pulled him NHL Entry Draft in 1981 as 72 players in the fourth round. 1982 and 1983 Vanbiesbrouck played the World Youth Championship for the United States.

On December 5, 1981 it convened the New York Rangers because of a goalkeeping problemes first time in the NHL. With gerademal 18 years Vanbiesbrouck was one of the match-winner in the 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Together with Mike Richter he made a great Torwartduo, but when one of NHL Expansion Draft 1993 could only protect a goalkeeper, the Rangers opted for the younger judges and gave Vanbiesbrouck to the Vancouver Canucks from. The Canucks do not protect him, and the Florida Panthers could not pass this opportunity, bringing with him a star goalie. Five years he remained in Florida and his greatest success there was to reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996.

At the end of his career he was still playing for the Philadelphia Flyers, the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils.

Beezer, as he was nicknamed, graduated from the United States, the 1998 Winter Olympics, the Canada Cup in 1987 and 1991 and the World Championships in 1985, 1989 and 1991.

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