Guy Hebert

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Guy Hebert
Born (1967-01-07) January 7, 1967 (age 49)
Troy, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for St. Louis Blues
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
New York Rangers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 159th overall, 1987
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1989–2001

Guy Andre Hebert (French pronunciation: ​[ɡi eˈbɛʁ]; born January 7, 1967) is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender. He is a graduate of La Salle Institute in Troy and Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Despite being an American, he used the French pronunciation of his first and last name. During his NHL career he played for the St. Louis Blues, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and New York Rangers. Hebert currently works as associate host on Fox Sports Prime Ticket for Anaheim Ducks home games.

NHL career[edit]

Guy Andrew Hebert was drafted by St. Louis in 1987, when he was a sophomore at Hamilton College. Hebert earned First Team All-America honors his senior season at Hamilton College going 18-7-0. Hebert started his career in the minors, for the Peoria Rivermen where in his second season won the IHL Championship the Turner Cup in 1990-91 season. Later being called up to the St. Louis Blues in December 1991 and winning his first NHL start against the Buffalo Sabres 6-3 on December 11, 1991. Hebert was named as an IHL Second Team All Star and also shared with Pat Jablonski the IHL's James Norris Trophy that same year. Hebert was the first pick of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft; his head coach was Ron Wilson who coached Hebert in the 1990 Goodwill games, where they both helped the United States of America capture a silver medal. Hebert the first ever player chosen for the Might Ducks of Anaheim in the 1993 NHL Expansion draft played with the Ducks organization from its inaugural season in 1993 until midway through the 2000–01 NHL season, making him the last of the original Ducks with the team. After which he was placed on waivers and the New York Rangers claimed him. He played in thirteen games for the Rangers before retiring in 2001. Hebert still ranks 1st or 2nd in every major goalkeeping statistic of the Ducks franchise and lead the team to its first NHL playoff appearance and series win with a Game 7 shutout (3-0) against the Phoenix Coyotes 1996-97. Aside from his NHL career, Hebert also was selected to the United States hockey team for 1990 Good Will Games winning Silver Medal in a shootout against Team Russia, the 1994 World Championships in Italy that saw the US team beat Team Russia for the first time since the Miracle on Ice 1980 Olympics and earning him USA Hockey's Bob Johnson Award, the US team that won the 1996 World Cup, and the 1998 Olympic team in Nagano, Japan. Hebert was selected to and appeared in the 1997 NHL All star game. Today Hebert works for Fox Sports West-Prime Ticket as a television hockey analyst for the Anaheim Ducks.

International career[edit]

Hebert appeared for the Team USA in the 1990 Goodwill Games winning Silver Medal, 1994 World Championship, in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and in the 1998 Winter Olympics. He played six games in the 1994 World Championship, reaching the semifinals, and one game in the World Cup, winning the gold medal – his fellow goaltender Mike Richter was awarded the tournament MVP. Although in the final roster for the 1998 Olympics, Hebert didn't play in the tournament.

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