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Jean-Sébastien Giguère

Born:May 16, 1977Draft:1995 Whalers #13 Overall
Hometown:Montréal, QCPosition:Goaltender
Known For:Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Jean-Sébastien Giguère (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ sebastjɛ̃ ʒiɡɛʁ]; born May 16, 1977) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. He played with the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), where he was drafted 13th overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He played in the Calgary Flames organization for three seasons before joining the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2000.

In the 2003 NHL playoffs, Giguère anchored the seventh-seeded Mighty Ducks into the Stanley Cup Finals, where he became the fifth and most recent player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy despite not simultaneously winning the Stanley Cup. Giguere ultimately won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007.

His later career included stints in Toronto and Colorado. Giguère holds the Anaheim Ducks’ franchise record for career wins and shutouts and was the last active NHL player who had played for the Hartford Whalers.

J.S. Giguere in goal
Jean-Sébastien Giguère. (mark6mauno/licensed under CC BY 2.0)

Jean-Sébastien Giguère Statistics

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Achievements

  • NHL All-Star Game (2009)
  • Stanley Cup Champion (Ducks – 2007)
  • World Championship Gold Medal (2004)
  • Conn Smythe Trophy (2003)
  • AHL All-Rookie Team (1998)
  • AHL Best Goaltending Duo (Harry Holmes Memorial Award) (1998)
  • QMJHL Defensive Player of the Year (1997)
  • QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1997)
  • QMAAA Best Goalie Prospect (1993)
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