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Coyotes Sign LaBarbera to Two-Year Contract

Monday, 06.6.2011 / 9:26 AM MT / News
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Coyotes Sign LaBarbera to Two-Year Contract
Monday, June 6, 2011

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed goaltender Jason LaBarbera to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to sign Jason to a new contract,” said Maloney. “Jason is a quality NHL goaltender who has played well for us and been an extremely reliable player. We look forward to having him back next season.”

Last season, the 6-foot-3, 230 pound LaBarbera played in 17 games with the Coyotes, posting a 7-6-3 record with a 3.26 goals against average (GAA), a .909 save percentage and two shutouts. LaBarbera and Ilya Bryzgalov combined for nine shutouts in 2010-11, tying the franchise record for a season. LaBarbera also recorded a team season high 46 saves on March 18 in a 3-1 victory versus the Vancouver Canucks.

In 2009-10, the 31-year-old native of Burnaby, British Columbia finished the season with an 8-5-1 record and setting career highs in GAA (2.13) and save percentage (.928). In addition, LaBarbera posted a career-long shutout streak of 120:48 from February 5 to March 14 and had a 6-1 record in shootouts.

In seven NHL seasons with the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks and the Coyotes, LaBarbera has played in 141 NHL games posting a record of 52-55-14 with a 2.90 GAA, a .906 save percentage and six shutouts. In 34 games with the Coyotes, he has recorded a 15-11-4 record with a 2.69 GAA, a .918 save percentage and 2 shutouts.

LaBarbera signed with the Coyotes as a free agent on July 1, 2009. He was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the third round (66th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LLC, NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2016 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us