Jason LaBarbera
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 01/18/1980
DRAFTED: NYR: 1998-66 overall
AHL First All-Star Team (2004, 2007) Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (AHL - Outstanding Goaltender) (2004, 2007) Les Cunningham Award (AHL - MVP) (2004) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Trophy (AHL - fewest goals against) (2005) (shared with Steve Valiquette) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Trophy (AHL - fewest goals against) (2007) Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 2, 2005. Traded to Vancouver by Los Angeles for Vancouver's 7th round pick (later traded to Atlanta Atlanta selected Jordan Samuels-Thomas) in 2009 NHL Draft, December 30, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 5, 2013. Traded to Chicago by Edmonton for future considerations, December 14, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 1, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 2, 2015. Officially announced his retirement, July 19, 2016.
2011-12 Highlights
Played in 19 games and posted a 2.54 GAA and a .912 SV%...Earned his third win of the season at CAR, Dec. 21, stopping 34 of 37 shots...Stopped 20 of 21 shots in relief at DET, Dec. 8...Turned aside 30 of 32 shots in a 3-2 win at NSH, Dec. 6…Made 23 saves at NSH on Oct. 13 to pick up his first win of the season.  

2010-11 Highlights
Played in 17 games and posted a 7-6-3 record with a 3.26 GAA and a .909 SV%…Stopped 46 of 47 shots in a 3-1 win at VAN, Mar. 18…First NHL goaltender to start a season playing 12 games on the road…Recorded 50th career win at COL, Jan. 6…Notched second shutout of the season at COL, Jan. 6 with 34 saves…Posted his first shutout of the season and first shutout as a Coyote at DAL, Dec. 26 with 30 saves…Won his second game of the season at MIN, Dec 1…Stopped 35 of 36 shots en route to his first win of the season at CHI, Nov. 10.

2009-10 Highlights
Finished with a record of 8-5-1 with career-bests in GAA (2.13) and SV% (.928)…Posted a 6-1 record in shootouts…Had a career-long shutout streak of 120:48 from Feb. 5 to Mar. 14, which included parts of three games…Stopped a season-high 39 shots to earn 3-2 shootout win at ATL, Mar. 14…Turned aside 28 of 30 shots in a 3-2 shootout win vs. VAN, Dec. 29 as Coyotes set franchise record with their 10th consecutive home win…Made 38 saves on 39 shots in a 2-1 shootout win at CBJ, Dec. 17…Recorded his first win as a Coyote at CBJ, Oct. 28…Made his Coyotes debut at BUF, Oct. 8 and stopped 37 of 39 shots in 2-1 loss.

2008-09 Highlights
Posted a record of 8-10-6 with a 2.78 GAA, a .901 SV% and two shutouts in 28 total games with LAK and VAN…Appeared in 19 games with LAK, posting a record of 5-8-4 with a 2.83 GAA, a .893 SV% and two SO…Traded to VAN on Dec. 30 and went on to post a 3-2-2 record with a 2.66 GAA and a .915 SV% in nine games with the Canucks…Turned away 31 of 32 shots to record a win at NSH in his Canucks debut, Jan. 1… Stopped all 23 shots he faced to record his second shutout of the season in a win vs. CBJ, Dec. 6…Notched his first shutout of the season and third of his career by making 15 saves at STL, Oct. 24…Made a season-high 38 saves on 41 shots in loss at SJS, Oct. 11.

2007-08 Highlights
Appeared in career high 45 games for LAK, posting a record of 17-23-2 with a 3.00 GAA, a .910 SV% and one shutout…Finished with a career high 17 wins and .910 SV%…His .910 SV% tied for the third highest in Kings single-season history…Was 2-1 in shootouts, stopping five of 10 shots…Missed the final 20 games of the season due to an injury…Had a 2.89 GAA (36 GA in 747:07) and .919 SV% (stopped 407 of 443 shots) during a 13-game span from Jan. 10-Feb. 9…Started a career high 15 straight games from Jan. 5-Feb. 9…Stopped 39 of 41 shots in 4-2 victory at NYR, Feb. 5…Stopped 43 of 46 shots in 4-3 victory at VAN, Jan. 19…Stopped a career high 48 shots (24 in third period) in 5-2 victory vs. TOR, Jan. 10…Named NHL’s No. 1 Star of the Week Oct. 29, 2007…Had a four-game winning streak from Oct. 19-27, allowing four goals on 110 shots (.964 SV%)…Earned second career shutout vs. NSH, Oct. 23.

2006-07 Highlights
Named winner of the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award (most outstanding goaltender in the American Hockey League) and named a First Team AHL All-Star after posting a record of 39-20-1 with a 2.21 GAA, a .933 SV% and seven shutouts in 62 regular season games with Manchester (AHL)…Led all AHL goaltenders with 62 GP, 39 wins, a .933 SV%, 3,619 minutes played, 1,995 shots faced and 1,862 saves…Ranked tied for second in the league with seven SO while leading Manchester to Atlantic Division title…Voted to be a starter for the Canadian team at the 2007 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic…Was the Rbk X-Pulse AHL Goaltender of the Month for January 2007.

2005-06 Highlights
Appeared in 29 games for LAK, posting a record of 11-9-2 with a 2.89 GAA, a .900 SV% and one shutout…Finished with a 2-0 record in shootouts while stopping all five shootout attempts he faced…Recorded his first career SO in the NHL and as King at SJS, Apr. 17, stopping all 31 shots in 4-0 win…Faced a then career high 40 shots vs. CGY, Apr. 15 (2-1 shootout win)…Assigned to Manchester (AHL) for conditioning on Jan. 11…Was the winning goalie in the Kings’ first-ever shootout game, a 3-2 win vs. NSH, Nov. 5…Stopped his first-ever penalty shot in the same game (against David Legwand)…Went on to stop all three penalty shots he faced during the season…Became the second goaltender to begin his Kings career with five straight wins…His five-game winning streak ended with a loss in relief in his sixth game of the season, a 5-4 loss vs. SJS, Oct. 28…Won his first seven starts while allowing just 12 goals in the seven games…Was considered for the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October after posting a 6-1-0 record, a .938 SV% and a 1.70 GAA.

2004-05 Highlights
Played in 53 games for Hartford (AHL), posting a record of 31-16-2 with a 1.84 GAA, a .934 SV% and six SO…Shared the AHL’s Harry “Hap” Holmes Award (given to the team with the lowest GAA) with Wolf Pack teammate Stephen Valiquette…The duo allowed just 160 goals in 80 games…Ranked second among all AHL goaltenders with a 1.84 GAA…Posted the third-best regular season SV% (.934) among AHL backstops…Started for the Canadian All-Stars at the 2005 AHL All-Star Classic and stopped all 11 shots he faced in one period of work…Won 14 straight AHL decisions from Nov. 27-Jan. 12…Named AHL Goaltender of the Month for October (4-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .962 SV%).

2003-04 Highlights
Appeared in four games with NYR, going 1-2-0 with a 4.85 GAA…Earned first career NHL win with 19 saves vs. WSH, Mar. 5…Named the AHL’s Most Valuable Player (Les Cunningham Award)…Also received the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Award (AHL’s Top Goaltender) and was a First-Team AHL All-Star…Finished the regular season as the AHL’s leader with 34 wins…Set a new league record with 13 shutouts in one season…Also ranked second in the league with a 1.59 GAA, fourth with a .936 SV% and fifth with 3,393 minutes played…Set new club single-season records with his 34 wins, 1.59 GAA, 13 shutouts, nine ties and 3,393 minutes played…Registered eight straight postseason wins from April 21-May 5 while leading Hartford to the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final.

2002-03 Highlights
Appeared in 46 games with Hartford (AHL), posting a 18-17-6 record, 2.57 GAA and .915 SV%…Compiled a six-game unbeaten streak (3-0-3) that lasted from March 2-22…Also had a four-game winning streak that lasted from Nov. 2-9…Recorded his first career AHL shutout at CHI, Nov. 2, stopping all 31 shots (won 4-0).

2001-02 Highlights
Split season between Hartford (AHL) and Charlotte (ECHL)…Appeared in 20 games with Hartford, posting a 7-11-1 record, 3.12 GAA and .912 SV%…Posted a 9-3-1 record, 2.34 GAA and .924 SV% in 13 appearances with Charlotte.
2000-01 Highlights
Made his NHL debut with NYR Oct. 14, 2000 at PIT, stopping two shots in 9:43 of relief (no decision – relieved Kirk McLean)…Went 18-10-7 in 35 appearances with Charlotte (ECHL)…Also went 1-1-0 in four appearances with Hartford…Dressed as a back-up for the Wolf Pack during the Calder Cup playoffs.

1999-2000 Highlights
Split the season between Portland and Spokane (WHL)…Totaled a record of 20-30-4…Named a WHL All-Star.

1998-99 Highlights
Went 18-23-9 with four shutouts in 51 games for Portland (WHL).

1997-98 Highlights
Went 18-4-0 in 23 games with Portland (WHL)…Appeared in the CHL Top Prospects Game…Was a member of Portland’s Memorial Cup Championship team.

Jason and his wife Kodette have two sons: Ryder and Easton…Lives in Calgary during the summer…Nicknames are Barbs, Brutus and Gonzo…Has a dog named Aspen…His 2011-12 goalie mask was dedicated to the late Pat Tillman and he made a donation to the Pat Tillman Foundation following the season…Favorite movie is “Saving Private Ryan”…Other favorites include: Halle Berry (actress); Edward Norton (actor); Metallica (band); Maui, Hawaii (vacation spot)…If he could meet one person, dead or alive, it would be President Obama…Childhood idols are his parents…Favorite player growing up was Kirk McLean…Participates in a charity golf tournament benefitting the Exploration Place Children’s Museum in Wichita, Kansas…Enjoys playing fantasy football and baseball.