Hockey

Barrasso retires from NHL

Tom Barrasso has ended his NHL career as a Pittsburgh Penguin.

The 38-year-old officially left the game as a member of the Penguins after signing a contract with team on Wednesday.

"Tom was an integral part of our success and our two Stanley Cup championships," said team owner Mario Lemieux.

"He was a tremendous goaltender and a true professional, and we are delighted that he is retiring a Penguin."

The bulk of Barrasso's career was spent in Pittsburgh, where he backstopped the Pens to back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992.

Over parts of 12 seasons with the Pens, Barrasso played in 460 regular-season games with a record of 226-153-53. He holds the Penguins' franchise record for games played, wins and shutouts.

Originally drafted fifth overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, Barrasso won both the Calder Trophy, as the NHL's best rookie, and Vezina Trophy, as the league's top goalie, in his first season.

His last few seasons in the NHL saw Barrasso make stops in Ottawa, Carolina, St. Louis, and Toronto.

Barrasso was also a member of the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team that won a silver medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games.

For his career, Barrasso notched a record of 369-277-86 with a 3.24 goals- against average and 38 shutouts in 777 games.

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