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Pascal Leclaire
Pascal Leclaire
(pas-CAL lah-CLAIR)
Number: 31
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 202
Catches: Left
Born: Nov 7, 1982
Birthplace: Repentigny, QC, Canada
Drafted: CBJ / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (8th overall)
2005-06: Went 11-15-3 with a 3.23 GAA and .911 SV% in 33 games during his rookie NHL season After Jan. 1, posted a 9-5-2 mark with a 2.85 GAA and .923 SV%, which was the sixth-best SV% in the NHL during that span Went 4-2-0 with a 2.50 GAA and .927 SV% in his final six games Made 40 or more saves six times (3-2-1), which is tied for the most by a rookie goaltender in the NHL since 1990-91 (NY Rangers' Mike Richter in 1990-91) Tied the club record with 48 saves on Jan. 14 at Florida in 5-4 shootout win, which were the most saves by a rookie goaltender since Oct. 21, 1998 (Manny Legace, 49 saves for Los Angeles vs. Florida) Made 46 saves at Colorado on Jan. 7, losing 3-2 in the shootout Made at least 30 or more saves 19 times (6-11-2) Made 32 saves and stopped 3-of-3 in the shootout on Nov. 30 at Minnesota to earn his first NHL win Earned his first career assist on Ron Hainsey's power play goal on Mar. 17 vs. Vancouver... Went 5-1-2 in games decided in overtime or shootouts Was 4-2 in shootouts, stopping 14-of-18 attempts (.778) His .778 SV% was tied with teammate Marc Denis for sixth in the NHL among goalies who participated in at least four shootouts Missed three games Feb. 6-10 due to a back injury Games lost to injury: 3 Longest winning streak: 3 - Mar. 25-Apr. 3.

CAREER: Has a 11-17-3 record with a 3.25 GAA in 35 career games with the Jackets 2004-05: Went 5-6-3 with a 2.34 GAA, .926 SV% and two shutouts in 14 games with Syracuse (AHL) Posted two shutouts in his first five games An abdominal injury forced him to miss the final four months of the season 2003-04: Made NHL debut Feb. 20 at Phoenix and made 28 saves in 3-2 loss Stopped 34 shots in 4-2 loss Feb. 23 at San Jose in only other action with the Blue Jackets Posted 21-16-3 record with a 3.06 GAA and .915 SV% with Syracuse Led club with two shutouts Led team in games played (44) and minutes played (2,447) Saw action in three playoff games, recording 1-2 record with 5.07 goals-against average 2002-03: First professional season Earned 8-21-3 mark with a 3.56 GAA and .890 SV% in 36 games with Syracuse (AHL).

JUNIOR CAREER: 2001-02: Twice named the QMJHL's Defensive Player of the Week Picked up one shutout in 45 games In Game Seven of the Rocket's playoff series with second-seeded Hull, Leclaire made 51 saves in a 2-1 double overtime loss 2000-01: Selected to perform in the 2001 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary but missed the event due to illness Attended Canada's summer evaluation camp for the 2001 World Junior Championships Invited to Canada's national junior team selection camp Missed training camp and the beginning of the regular season with a groin injury Stopped 47-of-50 shots in his first game of the season Posted his first shutout of the season, turning away 29 shots on Nov. 17 vs. Baie-Comeau Named QMJHL Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 19 (2-0-0, 1.50 GAA, one shutout) Selected to perform for the Frank-Dilio Conference All-Star Team in the 2001 CHL All-Star Cup in Kamloops but missed the event due to illness 1999-00: Attended Canada's national junior team selection camp for the 2000 World Junior Championships as a 17-year-old Helped Halifax to a fourth-place finish in the league's overall standings in 1999-00 Finished ninth among QMJHL goaltenders with a 3.57 GAA Was the starting goaltender for the Mooseheads in the 2000 Memorial Cup tournament (2-1-0, 3.14 GAA, .915 SV% in four games) 1998-99: Helped Halifax capture the Robert LeBel Trophy in 1998-99 for the best goals-against average in the QMJHL Selected by Halifax in the 1998 QMJHL midget draft, fifth overall OTHER: Backstopped Canada to a silver medal at the 2002 World Junior Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic Was named to the tournament's All-Star team and won the Top Goaltender Award Performed for Canada in the 1999 Four Nations Under-18 tournament in the Czech Republic, capturing a Gold medal (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .969 SV%, one shutout).

PERSONAL: Single Nickname: "Pazzy" Hobbies: Music Favorite Subject in School: History Favorite Food: Lamb Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots Favorite Athlete: David Beckham Favorite Musical Performers: Kanye West, Jessica Simpson Favorite Movie: Zoolander Favorite TV Show: Chappelle's Show Started playing hockey at age 6 Spends off-season in Montreal, Quebec.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Columbus' first pick, eighth overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft.
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