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#35 - Nikolai Khabibulin

Nikolai Khabibulin
Position: Goaltender
Born January 13, 1973 in Sverdlovsk, Ukraine
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 176
Winnipeg's 8th choice, 204th overall, in 1992 Entry Draft.
The Jets chose goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin in the ninth round of the 1992 Entry Draft and he made his Jets debut in 1995, splitting time with Tim Cheveldae. He moved into the starter's role the following season and backstopped the Jets to their first playoff berth in three seasons. In the first round of the 1996 playoffs, he was brilliant and, with his team facing elimination, singlehandedly won Game 5 in Detroit in a game that few of his teammates wanted to win. He moved with the team to Arizona and played with the relocated franchise for three seasons before sitting out most of the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 seasons due to a contract dispute. Khabibulin was then traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he was an important part of their Stanley Cup championship team in 2003-2004. He spent three full seasons with the Lightning, then signed with the Chicago Blackhawks. After four seasons in Chicago, he signed with the hated Edmonton Oilers.


Scoring Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1995260114 000
1995-19965300012 000
Totals:7901116 000
Playoffs
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1995-199660000 00 
Totals:60000 000

Goaltending Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPMinGAENSOSvsGAAWLT
199526133976106473.41894
1995-19965329141524215043.1326203
Totals:794253228522151 34297
Playoffs
SeasonGPMinGAENSOSvsGAAWL
1995-1996635919101953.1824
Totals:63591910195 24