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15. Bill Ranford

15. Bill Ranford

Bill Ranford began his career with the Boston Bruins and was traded to Edmonton when the Bruins for Geoff Courtnall and Andy Moog in 1988.  Ranford took over Moog's role as the Oilers backup Goalie, and while he did not play in the 1988 Playoffs, he did win his first Stanley Cup Ring when the Oilers won their fourth Cup.

It was a lot different in 1990 when he took over the starting role between the pipes, and he backstopped the Oilers to their fifth Stanley Cup.  Ranford was brilliant in that year's Playoffs, winning all 16 games and recording 612 Saves in the post-season.  The Goalie was named an All-Star the following year, and while the Oilers dynasty was over, Ranford was a constant force for years to come before he was traded back to Boston.

He would return for one final season in 1999-00

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Goalie
  • Acquired: Traded from the Edmonton Oilers with Geoff Courtnall and Boston’s 1988 2nd Round Pick (which would be Petro Kolvunen) 3/8/88.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Boston Bruins for Mariusz Czerkawski, Sean Brown, and Boston's 1996 1st Round Pick (which would be Matthieu Descoteaux) 1/11/96.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 8/4/99.

    Departed (2): Retired 4/24/00
  • Games Played: 449
  • Notable Statistics: 167 Wins
    193 Losses
    54 Ties
    8 Shutouts
    3.51 GAA
    .887 Save Percentage
    67.0 Goalie Point Shares
    25-16, 2.90 GAA in 41 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Champion (1988 & 1990)
    All-Star (1991)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (1990)

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