Dwayne Roloson

Posted: January 26, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Tampa Bay Lightning

The Good: An amazing competitor, Roloson is capable of playing spectacularly well for stretches. He has definite leadership qualities as the last line of defense. His vast experience has helped him develop excellent anticipation. Roloson never gets too high or too low within a game. He’s even-keeled and his focus never wavers. He’s rarely rattled by a weak goal against and he rarely gives up the bad or weak-angle goal. If these are the types of goals a young stud gives up, you can bet it will affect their confidence, timing and rhythm. But with Roloson, they don’t bother him and the team in front of him doesn’t lose confidence. His work ethic rubs off on all his teammates because they know he’s not the most athletic goalie, but sans a select few, he works the hardest. Thanks to his excellent work ethic, he is able to adjust his style on the fly and refine his game to be as effective as possible.

The Bad:  Roloson has fought consistency his entire career and is prone to going into long slumps. Over time, he has lost some of his mobility. He’s 42 now and starting to show his aging. He has struggled this season, which could be his last.

Awards and achievements

  • HE First All-Star Team – 1994
  • HE Player of the Year – 1994
  • HE William Flynn Tournament MVP Award – 1994
  • NCAA East First All-American Team – 1994
  • AHL Baz Bastien Memorial Trophy (Best Goaltender) – 2001
  • AHL First All-Star Team – 2001
  • NHL Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award – 2004
  • NHL All-Star Game – 2004

Career statistics

Regular season

Season Team League GP W L T OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1990–91 UMass-Lowell HE 15 5 9 0 823 63 0 4.59 n/a
1991–92 UMass-Lowell HE 12 3 8 0 660 52 0 4.73 n/a
1992–93 UMass-Lowell HE 39 20 17 2 2342 150 0 3.84 n/a
1993–94 UMass-Lowell HE 40 23 10 7 2305 106 0 2.76 n/a
1994–95 Saint John Flames AHL 46 16 21 8 2734 156 1 3.42 .900
1995–96 Saint John Flames AHL 67 33 22 11 4026 190 1 2.83 .905
1996–97 Saint John Flames AHL 8 6 2 0 481 22 1 2.75 .910
1996–97 Calgary Flames NHL 31 9 14 3 1618 78 0 2.89 .897
1997–98 Saint John Flames AHL 4 3 0 1 245 8 0 1.96 .939
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 39 11 16 8 2205 110 0 2.89 .897
1998–99 Rochester Americans AHL 2 2 0 0 120 4 0 2.00 .922
1998–99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 18 6 8 2 911 42 1 2.77 .909
1999–00 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 1 7 3 677 32 0 2.84 .884
2000–01 Worcester IceCats AHL 52 32 15 5 3127 113 6 2.17 .929
2001–02 Minnesota Wild NHL 45 14 20 7 2506 112 5 2.68 .901
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 50 23 16 8 2945 98 4 2.00 .927
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 48 19 18 11 2847 89 5 1.88 .933
2004–05 Lukko Rauma Fin 34 20 10 4 2048 70 4 2.05 .931
2005–06 Minnesota Wild NHL 24 6 17 1 1361 68 1 3.00 .910
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 19 8 7 5 1163 47 1 2.42 .905
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 68 27 34 6 3931 180 4 2.75 .909
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 43 15 17 5 2340 119 0 3.05 .901
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 63 28 24 9 3597 166 1 2.77 .915
2009–10 New York Islanders NHL 50 23 18 7 2897 145 1 3.00 .907
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 20 6 13 1 1206 53 0 2.64 .916
2010–11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 34 18 12 4 1993 85 4 2.56 .912
NHL totals 566 214 241 42 37 32198 1424 28 2.65 .910
AHL totals 179 92 60 25 10733 493 9 2.76 .911

Playoffs

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1994–95 Saint John Flames AHL 5 1 4 299 13 0 2.60 .897
1995–96 Saint John Flames AHL 16 10 6 1027 49 1 2.86 n/a
1998–99 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 1 1 139 10 0 4.31 .870
2000–01 Worcester IceCats AHL 11 6 5 697 23 1 1.97 .931
2002–03 Minnesota Wild NHL 11 5 6 578 25 0 2.59 .903
2004–05 Lukko Rauma Fin 9 4 5 512 18 2 2.10 .941
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 18 12 5 1159 45 1 2.33 .927
2010–11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 17 10 6 982 41 1 2.51 .924
NHL totals 50 28 18 2860 121 2 2.54 .918
AHL totals 32 17 15 2022 85 2 2.52  ?

International statistics

Year Team Event MINS GA GAA SO Sv.%
1995 Canada WJC
1995 Canada WHC
2007 Canada WHC 240 10 2.50 0 .910

 

GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 TAMPA BAY
ON PACE 41 11 17 3 2108 1 128 1089 3.65 .882

Undrafted

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