Every Avs Player – Ever! – Rick Tabaracci (2 games)

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Rick Tabaracci
Born January 2, 1969 (age 47)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
Winnipeg Jets
Washington Capitals
Calgary Flames
Tampa Bay Lightning
Atlanta Thrashers
Colorado Avalanche
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 26th overall, 1987
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1988–2001

Show Notes:


  • The 1999-­2000 season was a travel ­filled one for Tabaracci. He couldn’t get onto a team until November when the Atlanta Thrashers picked him up as a free-agent after he played one game with the Canadian national team (one loss). The Thrashers played Tabaracci for one game (one loss) before trading Tabaracci to Colorado for Shean Donavan.
  • In November of 1996, the Flames traded Tabaracci to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Aaron Gavey.
  • Bolts traded Tabaracci back to Calgary in the summer for a fourth round pick.
  • Traded from the Jets to the Caps
  • In 1989 Tabby was traded to Winnipeg in a multi­ player deal both ways.
  • Tabby returned to two of the teams he’d played with before for a 2nd tour of duty and was known to be the ultimate pro and a gamer as a starter or back­up goalie.
  • Was a back­up goalie in Pittsburg behind Wendell Young.
  • Back to the Caps again
  • Tabby got his first real stint as an NHL starter in Tampa where he played 55 games and went 20 ­25­ 6 with 4 shutouts.

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