Jimmy Waite

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Jimmy Waite
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Born (1969-04-15) April 15, 1969 (age 49)
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
San Jose Sharks
Phoenix Coyotes
Moskitos Essen
Iserlohn Roosters
ERC Ingolstadt
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 8th overall, 1987
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 1988–2010

James Dean Waite (born April 15, 1969) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former goaltender.[1] He currently serves as the goaltending coach for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Waite was one of the highest-rated goalies in the late 1980s and many scouts believed he had the potential to become a star.[citation needed] He was named the best goaltender at the 1988 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was also named to the tournament all-star team as Canada won the gold medal. He was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft; the Blackhawks were already deep in goal with both Ed Belfour and Dominik Hašek (although Hasek could not come to North America without defecting at the time).[2] While Waite received the bulk of the starts in the backup role to Belfour for Chicago, with Hasek playing just 25 games in 2 seasons, Waite did not exhibit strong skills and was later sent to the San Jose Sharks, and eventually the Phoenix Coyotes.[3] After 2001, Waite played the rest of his career in Germany, playing six years for ERC Ingolstadt in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga[4] and signed in January 2010 for Nürnberg Ice Tigers.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Waite's brother, Stéphane, is the goaltending coach for the Montreal Canadiens. He previously served as the Blackhawks' goaltending coach from 2005 to 2009.[6]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Everett Sanipass
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Jeremy Roenick