Manny Fernandez (ice hockey)

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Manny Fernandez
Born (1974-08-27) August 27, 1974 (age 40)
Etobicoke, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
Boston Bruins
Luleå HF
NHL Draft 52nd overall, 1992
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1994–2009

Emmanuel Fernandez (born August 27, 1974) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League with the Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild and the Boston Bruins. Fernandez was born in Etobicoke, Ontario, but grew up in Kirkland, Quebec.

Playing career[edit]

Fernandez was drafted in the third round, 52nd overall, of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. Before playing in the NHL, he was traded to the Dallas Stars in 1994 for Tommy Sjödin and a third round pick, which ended up being Chris Drury.

In June 2000, he was traded with Brad Lukowich to the Minnesota Wild for two draft picks, a third-round pick in 2000 and a fourth-round pick in 2002.

During the 2002–03 NHL season, Fernandez shared netminding duties with Dwayne Roloson as the Wild made their first ever appearance in the post-season, defeating the Colorado Avalanche in the first round and the Vancouver Canucks in the second before falling to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the NHL Western Conference final.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, he played for Luleå HF of the Elitserien in Sweden.

In his earlier years, Fernandez was often criticized for having confidence and discipline issues and being inconsistent. In a 2006 interview, Fernandez credited his improvement to gaining maturity, becoming the Wild's number one goaltender after the departure of Dwayne Roloson, and a switch to the butterfly style of goaltending.

On June 30, 2007, he was traded to the Boston Bruins for forward Petr Kalus and a fourth-round draft pick in 2009.[1] An injury plagued 2007–08 NHL season saw Fernandez play in only four games for the Bruins, recording a 2-2 record. However during the 2008-09 NHL season, Fernandez and fellow Bruins goalie Tim Thomas formed a goaltending duo which earned them the William M. Jennings Trophy as the goaltenders playing for the team with the fewest allowed goals, 196. Fernandez recorded a 16-8-3 record with a 2.59 goals against average.

His contract with Boston lapsing after the 2009 season, as the Bruins preferred to proceed with Thomas and Tuukka Rask as their goaltenders, Fernandez became a free agent, but unsigned by any other team, retired from active play, although he made no formal retirement announcement.

Personal life[edit]

Fernandez is the nephew of New Jersey Devils and Minnesota Wild former head coach and Hall-of-Famer Jacques Lemaire, who Fernandez played for from 2001-2007.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1991–92 Laval Titan QMJHL 31 14 13 2 1593 99 1 3.73
1992–93 Laval Titan QMJHL 43 26 14 2 2347 141 1 3.60 .887
1993–94 Laval Titan QMJHL 51 29 14 1 2776 143 5 4.44
1994–95 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 46 21 10 9 2470 115 2 2.79 .905
1994–95 Dallas Stars NHL 1 0 1 0 59 3 0 3.05 .889
1995–96 Michigan K-Wings IHL 47 22 15 9 2664 133 4 3.00 .906
1995–96 Dallas Stars NHL 5 0 1 1 249 19 0 4.58 .843
1996–97 Michigan K-Wings IHL 48 20 24 2 2720 142 2 3.13 .904
1997–98 Michigan K-Wings IHL 55 27 17 5 3022 139 5 2.76 .916
1997–98 Dallas Stars NHL 2 1 0 0 69 2 0 1.74 .943
1998–99 Dallas Stars NHL 1 0 1 0 60 2 0 2.00 .931
1998–99 Houston Aeros IHL 50 34 6 9 2949 116 2 2.36 .916
1999–2000 Dallas Stars NHL 24 11 8 3 1353 48 1 2.13 .920
2000–01 Minnesota Wild NHL 42 19 17 4 2461 92 4 2.24 .920
2001–02 Minnesota Wild NHL 44 12 24 5 2463 125 1 3.05 .892
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 35 19 13 2 1979 74 2 2.24 .924
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 37 11 14 9 2166 90 2 2.49 .915
2004–05 Luleå HF SEL 19 1083 50 2 2.77 .895
2005–06 Minnesota Wild NHL 58 30 18 7 3411 130 1 2.29 .919
2006–07 Minnesota Wild NHL 44 22 16 1 2422 103 2 2.55 .911
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 4 2 2 0 244 16 1 3.93 .832
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 28 16 8 3 1644 71 1 2.59 .910
NHL totals 325 143 123 24 11 18580 775 15 2.50 .912

Playoffs[edit]

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1991–92 Laval Titan QMJHL 9 3 5 468 39 0 5.00
1992–93 Laval Titan QMJHL 13 12 1 818 42 0 3.05
1993–94 Laval Titan QMJHL 19 14 5 1116 49 1 2.60
1994–95 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 14 10 2 753 34 1 2.54
1995–96 Michigan K-Wings IHL 6 5 1 372 14 0 2.26
1996–97 Michigan K-Wings IHL 4 1 3 277 15 0 3.25
1997–98 Dallas Stars NHL 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.00 0.00
1997–98 Michigan K-Wings IHL 2 0 2 88 7 0 4.73
1998–99 Houston Aeros IHL 19 11 8 1126 49 1 2.61 .904
1999–2000 Dallas Stars NHL 1 0 0 17 1 0 3.54 .875
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 9 3 4 552 18 0 1.96 .929
2004–05 Luleå HF SEL 3 159 13 0 4.90
NHL totals 11 3 4 571 19 0 2.00 .927

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruins acquire Manny Fernandez". Canadian Press. 2007-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Manny Fernandez". NHL.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Miikka Kiprusoff
Chris Osgood, Dominik Hasek
Winner of the William M. Jennings Trophy
2007 (with Niklas Bäckström)
2009 (with Tim Thomas)
Succeeded by
Chris Osgood, Dominik Hasek
Martin Brodeur