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#31 - Rick (Tabby) Tabaracci

Richard Stephen Tabaracci
Position: Goaltender
Born January 2, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 186
Traded to Jets with Randy Cunneyworth and Dave McLlwain by Pittsburgh Penguins for Jim Kyte, Andrew McBain and Randy Gilhen, June 17, 1989. Traded to Washington Capitals for Jim Hrivnak and Washington's 2nd round choice in 1993 Entry Draft, March 22, 1993.
The Jets acquired goaltender Rick Tabaracci during the summer of 1989 and he spent parts of four seasons in the Jets' organization before being traded to the Washington Capitals in March 1993. He went on to spend time with several different organizations and he played in a career-high 62 games in 1996-1997 with the Calgary Flames and Tampa Bay Lightning. He wound up his playing career after the 2000-2001 season after having seen his last NHL action with the Colorado Avalanche the previous season. With the Jets, he was the surprise starter ahead of Bob Essensa in the 1992 playoffs and performed well in a losing cause. Though he never played for the Dallas Stars, they called him up during the 2000-2001 season when Ed Belfour walked out on the team for a brief period in a dispute with coach Ken Hitchcock. While a member of the Flames in 1995-1996, he was at the center of a nasty incident at the end of a loss to the Jets when Teemu Selanne put a shot high and hard off his mask as time expired. Since the outcome of the game was already decided, he took great exception to Selanne's apparent cheap shot and nearly triggered a brawl. He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1987 and he made his NHL debut with them during the 1988-1989 season.


Scoring Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1990-1991240118 00 
1991-1992180114 00 
1992-19931900010 00 
Totals:6102222 000
Playoffs
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1991-199270000 00 
Totals:70000 000

Goaltending Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPMinGAENSOSvsGAAWLT
1990-199124109371414993.90494
1991-19921896652104183.23673
1992-19931995970004264.385100
Totals:613018193511343 15267
Playoffs
SeasonGPMinGAENSOSvsGAAWL
1991-1992738726001864.0334
Totals:73872600186 34