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John Robert "Beezer" Vanbiesbrouck - Born September 4, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan is an American retired ice Hockey goaltender, coach, broadcaster and current executive.

- F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy Winner 1981 with Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

- Adams Cup Champion 1984 with (Tulsa*) Oilers.
- Terry Sawchuk Trophy Winner 1984 with (Tulsa*) Oilers.
- Tommy Ivan Trophy Winner 1984 with (Tulsa*) Oilers.
* team was owned and operated by Central Hockey League / CHL as original Tulsa owner when bankrupt and they had no home arena and played all of their games on the road during the final six weeks of the regular season and the playoffs.

- Vezina Trophy Winner 1986 with New York Rangers.

- Canada Cup 1991 2nd Place with Team USA.

- NHL President’s Trophy Champion 1992 with New York Rangers.

- Prince of Wales Trophy Champion 1996 with Florida Panthers.

Vanbiesbrouck made his NHL debut on December 5, 1981 with New York Rangers vs Colorado Avalanche at McNichols Sports Arena in a 2-1 New York win. This was his 1st NHL win, and Vanbiesbrouck became the youngest goalie in NHL history (18 years, 92 days) to win his first start.

Vanbiesbrouck got his 1st NHL shutout vs Vancouver Canucks on January 2, 1985 at Madison Square Garden in a 6-0 New York win.

Vanbiesbrouck played in 882 regular season NHL games, winning 374, losing 346, 119 ties, 40 shutouts (2.98 GAA - .899 SV%) and 35 assists with 310 penalty minutes and 71 NHL playoff games, winning 28, losing 38, 5 shutouts (2.68 GAA - .915 SV%) and 3 assists with 32 penalty minutes.

Vanbiesbrouck holds New York Rangers all-time franchise record for most career assists by a goaltender with 25, and is 2nd in NHL all-time for most victories among American-born goaltenders with 374.

Vanbiesbrouck represented the USA in 2 World Junior Championships, 4 World Championships, 2 Canada Cups and 1 Winter Olympics.

Vanbiesbrouck appears on the EA Sports NHL 97 cover.

John Vanbiesbrouck was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.

Vanbiesbrouck was involved with a racial slur to Trevor Daley, a black player while coaching the Soo Greyhounds in 2003. Vanbiesbrouck would resign his positions as head coach and general manager and sold his ownership stake in the team. In his apology, Vanbiesbrouck stated, "I used the 'N' word instead of calling him Trevor, I used it just not thinking. It's a mistake and consequences have to be paid by me, I've embarrassed everybody and my family by this one comment. It's not what they represent and it's not what the Sault Greyhounds organization represents." He added, "I told Trev this is an old wound with me, I grew up with it. I'm as sorry as anybody that it's stuck with me." Daley returned to the team three days after leaving, but Vanbiesbrouck never returned to a coaching position.


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