Jason Muzzatti

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Jason Muzzatti
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Born (1970-02-03) February 3, 1970 (age 44)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Flint Generals
NHL
Calgary Flames
Hartford Whalers
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
IHL
Salt Lake Golden Eagles
Indianapolis Ice
AHL
Saint John Flames
Springfield Falcons
Hartford Wolf Pack
Kentucky Thoroughblades
DEL
Eisbären Berlin
Augsburger Panther
SM-liiga
Tappara
Serie A
HCJ Milano Vipers
HC Bolzano
National team  Italy
NHL Draft 21st overall, 1988
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1993–2007

Jason Mark Muzzatti (born February 3, 1970) is a former Canadian-born Italian professional ice hockey goaltender.

Playing career[edit]

Muzzatti played four seasons in the Michigan State University with a record of 83 wins, 34 losses, and 6 ties. He was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft as the 21st pick in the 1st round. He joined the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the IHL in 1991. He joined the Flames in 1993 but he had just a short career in Calgary, playing only two games in two seasons. He was claimed on waivers by the Hartford Whalers in 1995 and played 53 games before he was traded to the New York Rangers. He finished his NHL career in 1997–98 with the San Jose Sharks.[1]

Muzzatti joined Deutsche Eishockey Liga side Eisbären Berlin in 1998. He joined Tappara, a Finnish SM-liiga team, one year later before returning to Germany and the Augsburger Panther for one season. In 2001 he moved to Italy to play for Serie A team HC Milano Vipers. Muzzatti became the number one goaltender for Milano. In 2004 Muzzatti was contracted by another Italian top team, Hockey Club Bolzano. Muzzatti was Bolzano's top goalie for two seasons.[1]

In 2006, after 8 seasons in European top leagues, Muzzatti returned to North America and was contracted by Flint Generals of the United Hockey League. Muzzatti played the entire 2006–07 season in Flint Generals after which he retired. He was named the coach of the Generals in 2009.[2]

International career[edit]

Despite being born in Canada, Muzzatti also holds an Italian citizenship and played for the Italian national ice hockey team. He played in the 2006 Winter Olympics, held in Torino, Italy.

Personal[edit]

Professional goaltender Ryan Miller credits Muzzatti for getting him to where he is today. Miller and Muzzatti remain close friends and run a camp for young goaltenders together called Just Goalies.

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 1987–88 [3]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 1989 [4]
All-CCHA First Team 1989–90 [3]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 1989–90
CCHA All-Tournament Team 1990 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jason Muzzatti player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ Flint Generals hire Jason Muzzatti as new head coach
  3. ^ a b "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  4. ^ a b "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bryan Deasley
Calgary Flames' first round draft pick
1988
Succeeded by
Trevor Kidd
Preceded by
Paul Connell
CCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
1989
Succeeded by
Peter White

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