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Jason Bacashihua
Jason Bacashihua
Number: 35
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 177
Catches: Left
Born: Sep 20, 1982
Birthplace: Garden City, MI, United States
Acquired: Acquired from St. Louis on Nov. 8, 2007, in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Drafted: DAL / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (26th overall)
Appeared in 22 regular season games with the Hershey Bears (AHL), posting a 17-3-1 record with a 2.48 goalsagainst average, .911 save percentage and one shutout…Did not see action in the postseason for the Bears, who won the Calder Cup championship…Signed with Hershey on July 31, 2009. 2008-09: Appeared in 39 games during his first full season with Colorado’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters…Compiled a 13-21-3 record with a 2.77 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and two shutouts…Named Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending March 1 after going 3-0 with a 0.65 GAA and .973 Sv% in three games. 2007-08: Opened the year with Peoria (AHL) in the St. Louis Blues’ organization prior to being acquired by the Avalanche on Nov. 8…Reported to the Lake Erie Monsters, where he posted a 5-11-2 record with a .905 save percentage in 19 appearances…Stopped all 38 shots he faced on Nov. 15 vs. Quad City to record the first shutout in Monsters history…Also appeared in one game for Johnstown (ECHL), earning a 5-4 victory over Texas on Feb. 15. 2006-07: Split the season between the St. Louis Blues and Peoria Rivermen…Made 19 appearances with the Blues, posting a 3-7-3 record with a 3.15 GAA…Represented the United States at the 2007 IIHF World Championship. 2005-06: Appeared in 19 games with the St. Louis Blues in his first NHL action…Compiled a 4-10-1 record with a 3.23 GAA with St. Louis…Made his NHL debut on Dec. 16 at Chicago, stopping 14 shots while adding his first career assist…Made his first career start on Dec. 17 vs. Philadelphia…Recorded his first NHL win on Dec. 20 at Phoenix…Missed 28 games due to a shoulder injury…Appeared in 15 contests with Peoria, posting a 9-4-0 record…Named AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 30…Appeared in three games for Team USA at the 2006 IIHF World Championship in Riga, Latvia…Compiled a 2.14 GAA and .926 Sv% to go along with a 1-1 record at the tournament. 2004-05: Was acquired by St. Louis in exchange for the rights to Shawn Belle on June 25, 2004…Went 18-13-1 with a 2.51 goals-against average for the Worcester IceCats (AHL)…Earned AHL Player of the Week honors on Jan. 10 after posting a 3-0 record with a 0.67 GAA. 2003-04: Appeared in 39 games during his second full season with the Utah Grizzlies (AHL)…Earned Utah’s Three Stars Award, given to the player who has been named a star of the game the most often. 2002-03: Played his first full season with Utah, recording an 18-18-2 mark to capture Utah’s Three Stars Award. 2001-02: Spent the majority of the season with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League, posting a 26-12-7 record with five shutouts in 46 appearances…Made his professional hockey debut, playing one game for the Utah Grizzlies (AHL)…Was Team USA’s starting goaltender at the 2002 IIHF World Junior Championship in Pardubice, Czech Republic…Compiled a 4-1-2 record as the United States finished fifth in the tournament. Other: Was Dallas’ first selection (26th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

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