John Vanbiesbrouck – Grew up in Detroit Michigan, in 1981 was selected in the 4th round 72nd overall by the New York Rangers. Played his first game as an 18 yr old, beating the Colorado Rockies 2-1. Played 10yrs in NY, in 1986 won the Vezina trophy, which is awarded to the best goaltender in the NHL. In 1993 he was the 1st player selected in the expansion draft by the Florida Panthers.
Led the Florida Panthers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996. Went on to play for Philadelphia, NY Islanders and NJ Devils. Finished his career with most wins for a US born goaltender. Inducted in the US Hockey hall of Fame in 2007 after a 20 yr NHL career. Played in 4 AllStar Games, 5 World Championships, 2 Canada Cups and the Olympics in Nagano Japan in 1998.
President and founder of VBKSportsViewer.com, an innovative multi-media training tool that incorporates both the visual and mental components to make a young athlete excel at their sport.
John has been married for 23yrs to Rosalinde, they have 4 boys, Ian, Ben, Nick and Daniel. Currently living in Washington MI, John Loves the Lord, along with Golf and flying! .
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