189. Miikka Kiprusoff

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189. Miikka Kiprusoff

Seeing limited action with the San Jose Sharks, Miikka Kiprusoff was traded to the Calgary Flames where he would be a sensation for the team leading the NHL in Save Percentage in Goals Against Average finishing second in the Vezina in the 2003/04.  The NHL Lockout prevented him from repeating that great season but in 2005/06 he would exceed his previous NHL season with a First Team All-Star, William M. Jennings Award and Vezina Trophy.  He was also third in Hart Trophy balloting that year.  Kiprusoff would finish in the top ten in Vezina Trophy voting five of the next seven years he was in the National Hockey League all of which were with the Calgary Flames.  Kiprusoff retired with 319 Wins.

Internationally, he represented Finland multiple times and he would take his country to a Silver Medal in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and he was also a Bronze Medalist in the 2010 Olympics.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Turku, Finland
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2016
  • Position: Goalie
  • Played For: Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team Finland (Olympics 2010; World Cup of Hockey 2004; World Hockey Championship 1999 & 2001)
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Star (1) (2006)

    All-Star (1) (2007)

    Vezina Trophy (1) (2006)

    William M. Jennings Trophy (1) (2006)

    Most Wins (1) (2009)

    Most Saves (1) (2009)

    Highest Save Percentage (1) (2004)

    Lowest Goals Against Average (1) (2004 & 2006)

    Most Minutes Played (2) (2006 & 2009)

    Stanley Cup Rings (None)

    Olympic Bronze Medal (1) (Finland, 2010)

    World Cup of Hockey Silver Medal (1) (Finland, 2004)

    World Hockey Championship Silver Medal (2) (Finland 1999 & 2004)

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