Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Posted: January 13, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Colorado Avalanche
 

Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America

The Good:   JSG is extremely poised and has the ideal demeanor for a goaltender. He plays a positionally-sound butterfly style, and covers a lot of net with his frame and style. Some say his big pads is the only reason he is in the NHL, but after a Conn Smythe in 2003 and a Stanley Cup in 2007, both with the Anaheim Ducks, this isn’t the case. His big game experience will be a big help for the Avalanche and Semyon Varlamov in general, as the young netminder can use the help from Jiggy.  He, along with Varlamov, will (hopefully) bring a large number of wins for Colorado in the next couple of years.

 The Bad: He tends to be vulnerable whenever his positioning leaves him. Doesn’t handle the puck well and doesn’t improvise either. His glove hand isn’t great, and don’t expect him to make any crazy show stopping saves often. He isn’t the most mobile goalie in the NHL.

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

Regular season

Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1992–93 Laval QAAA 25 12 11 2 1498 76 0 3.04
1993–94 Verdun Collège Français QMJHL 25 13 5 2 1234 66 0 3.21
1994–95 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 47 14 27 5 2755 181 2 3.94
1995–96 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 55 26 23 2 3230 185 1 3.44
1996–97 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 50 28 19 3 3009 169 2 3.37 .902
1996–97 Hartford Whalers NHL 8 1 4 0 394 24 0 3.65 .881
1997–98 Saint John Flames AHL 31 16 10 3 1758 72 2 2.46 .926
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 15 6 7 1 860 46 0 3.21 .897
1998–99 Saint John Flames AHL 39 18 16 3 2145 123 3 3.44 .905
1999–00 Saint John Flames AHL 41 17 17 3 2243 114 0 3.05 .897
1999–00 Calgary Flames NHL 7 1 3 1 330 15 0 2.73 .914
2000–01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 23 12 7 2 1306 53 0 2.43 .917
2000–01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 34 11 17 5 2031 87 4 2.57 .911
2001–02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 53 20 25 6 3127 111 4 2.13 .920
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 65 34 22 6 3775 145 8 2.30 .920
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 55 17 31 6 3210 140 3 2.62 .914
2004–05 Hamburg Freezers DEL 6 302 12 0 2.38 .925
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 60 30 15 11 3381 150 2 2.66 .911
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 56 36 10 8 3244 122 4 2.26 .918
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 58 35 17 6 3310 117 4 2.12 .922
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 46 19 18 6 2458 127 2 3.10 .900
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 20 4 8 5 1108 58 1 3.14 .900
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 6 7 2 915 38 2 2.49 .916
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 33 11 11 4 1633 78 0 2.87 .900
NHL totals 525 231 195 25 42 29,777 1258 34 2.53 .913
AHL totals 134 63 50 11 7452 362 5 2.70
QMJHL totals 177 81 74 12 10228 601 5 3.39

Playoffs

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1992–93 Laval QAAA 11 6 5 654 38 0 3.49
1994–95 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 7 3 4 417 17 1 2.45
1995–96 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 6 1 5 354 24 0 4.07
1996–97 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 16 9 7 954 58 0 3.65
1997–98 Saint John Flames AHL 10 5 3 536 27 0 3.02
1998–99 Saint John Flames AHL 7 3 2 304 21 0 4.14 .859
1999–00 Saint John Flames AHL 3 0 3 178 9 0 3.03 .880
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 21 15 6 1407 38 5 1.62 .945
2004–05 Hamburg Freezers DEL 2 100 7 4.20
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 6 3 3 318 18 0 3.40 .864
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 18 13 4 1067 35 1 1.97 .922
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 6 2 4 358 19 0 3.18 .898
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 1 0 0 17 0 0 0.00 1.00
NHL totals 52 33 17 3167 110 6 2.08 .925
GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 COLORADO
ON PACE 31 16 11 0 1786 1 62 815 2.08 .924

 

Drafted: 13th overall, 1995
Hartford Whalers

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