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Bill Ranford

Born:December 14, 1966Draft:1985 Bruins 52nd Overall
Hometown:Brandon, ManitobaPosition:G
Known For:Only Goaltender Named MVP of Stanley Cup Playoffs, Canada Cup & World ChampionshipsCatches:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Retired

William Edward Ranford (born December 14, 1966) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender and current goaltending coach for the Los Angeles Kings. He was selected in the third round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, 52nd overall, by the Boston Bruins. Over the course of fifteen NHL seasons Ranford would play with Boston, the Edmonton OilersWashington CapitalsTampa Bay Lightning, and Detroit Red Wings, winning two Stanley Cups, a Canada Cup, and the 1994 Men’s Ice Hockey World Championships while playing for Canada. He is only goaltender in history to be awarded the MVP of Stanley Cup Playoffs, Canada Cup/World Cup & Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship.

Kevin Lowe Bill Ranford Edmonton Oilers
Kevin Lowe and Bill Ranford of the Edmonton Oilers, Mar. 10, 1990 (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)

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  • Conn Smythe Trophy Winner (1990)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1991)
  • Canada Cup Gold Medal (1991)
  • Canada Cup MVP (1991)
  • IIHF World Championships Gold Medal (1994)
  • IIHF World Championships MVP (1994)
  • World Cup of Hockey Silver Medal (1996)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (1988, 1990)
  • Stanley Cup Winner as Goaltending Coach (2012, 2014)