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#35 - Bob (Goalie Bob) Essensa

Robert Earle Essensa
Position: Goaltender
Born January 14, 1965 in Toronto, Ontario
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 160
Winnipeg's 5th choice, 71st overall, in 1983 Entry Draft. Traded with Sergei Bautin to Detroit Red Wings for Tim Cheveldae and Dallas Drake, March 8, 1994.
The Jets selected goaltender Bob Essensa in the fourth round of the 1983 Entry Draft and after starring at Michigan State University, he made his Jets debut late in the 1988-1989 season. Over the course of the next five seasons, he went on to establish himself as an upper-echelon NHL goaltender and gave the Jets some stability in goal that they hadn't enjoyed since entering the NHL. When the Jets traded him to the Detroit Red Wings late in the 1993-1994 season, his marks for games played by a goaltender and wins were second in Jets' history to Joe Daley and his 14 regular season shutouts stood as a franchise record. After leaving Detroit, he played for the Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, along with the relocated Jets' franchise in Arizona and retired from hockey following the 2001-2002 season.


Scoring Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1988-1989200002 00 
1989-1990360220 00 
1990-1991550336 00 
1991-1992470222 00 
1992-1993670552 00 
1993-1994560006 00 
Totals:2810121218 000
Playoffs
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1989-199040000 00 
1991-199210000 00 
1992-199360002 00 
Totals:110002 000

Goaltending Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPMinGAENSOSvsGAAWLT
1988-198920110268215043.70683
1989-1990362035107518813.151895
1990-19915529161535413433.1519246
1991-19924726271262512812.8821176
1992-19936738552274218923.5333266
1993-19945631362015115133.8519306
Totals:2811567188223147414 11611432
Playoffs
SeasonGPMinGAENSOSvsGAAWL
1989-199042061200884.2021
1991-1992133300145.4500
1992-1993636720101633.2724
Totals:116063510265 45