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John Grahame
John Grahame
Number: 47
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 220
Catches: Left
Born: Aug 31, 1975
Birthplace: Denver, CO, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2006.
Drafted: BOS / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (229th overall)
Draft: Boston 1994 (7-229-9)
Acquired: July 1, 2006, Signed as a free agent
First NHL Game: Oct. 4, 1999 in a 4-0 Boston loss at Toronto
First NHL Win: Oct. 23, 1999 in a 3-1 Boston win at San Jose
First NHL Shutout: Oct. 30, 1999 in a 3-0 Boston win vs. Buffalo (26 saves)
Most Saves, Game: 46 - Nov. 16, 2002 in a 2-2 Boston tie at Philadelphia
Most Shots Faced, Game: 48 - Nov. 16, 2002 in a 2-2 Boston tie at Philadelphia

Penalty Shots:

Jan. 27, 2004 vs. Brian Holzinger (PIT): No goal
Nov. 20, 2005 vs. Justin Williams (CAR): Goal
Nov. 23, 2005 vs. Matt Pettinger (WSH): Goal
Nov. 27, 2005 vs. Matt Murley (PIT): No goal
Jan. 17, 2006 vs. Sean Avery (LAK): No goal
Feb. 9, 2006 vs. Erik Cole (CAR): No goal
Dec. 28, 2006 vs. Ales Kotalik (BUF): Goal
April 7, 2007 vs. Bryan Allen (FLA): No goal
Shootout Record: 4-2 (6 goals on 19 attempts)

Personal: John is single... He has two Great Danes, named Dozer and Sonoma… John spends his summers in Denver and enjoys traveling in the off-season... His father, Ron, was a goaltender in the NHL for Boston, Los Angeles and Quebec... His mother, Charlotte, works for the Colorado Avalanche... When John’s name was etched onto the Cup for Tampa Bay’s 2004 championship,
they became the first mother-son combination to have their names on the Cup... John’s favorite team growing up was Montreal and his hero was Patrick Roy... His favorite movie is Goodfellas, favorite band is Sevendust and favorite TV show is Married With Children... He says if he wasn’t playing hockey he would be a fireman…John’s favorite book is The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway and favorite holiday is Thanksgiving... He is involved with the Garth Brooks Foundation… He says “pre-rehab Colin Farrell” would play him in a movie about his life…John’s guilty pleasure is “In-N-Out Burger”… His favorite arena is the Bell Centre, favorite road city is Montreal and favorite team to play against is the NY Rangers… John’s favorite athlete outside of hockey is Roger Federer… He would like to own a restaurant after his playing days are over… John’s favorite place to go in the Triangle is the Umstead Hotel and Spa.

2006-07 Highlights
  • Completed his seventh NHL season and first with Carolina
  • Was named to the United States roster for the 2007 IIHF World Championships in Russia following the season…Played in all seven games for the United States, earning a record of 4-3 with a 2.79 goals-against average as the Americans advanced to the quarterfinals before falling in a shootout to Finland
  • Had 35 saves, including a stop on a penalty shot by Bryan Allen in overtime, vs. FLA (4/7) to earn his 10th win of the season
  • Made 18 saves in a 7-2 win at NJ (3/17)
  • Stopped 26 of 27 shots and was named second star in a 3-1 win vs. FLA (3/13)…Replaced Ward in the second period at NYR (3/11), stopping all 13 shots he faced in regulation and overtime before falling in the shootout
  • Stopped 28 of 29 shots and was named second star at ATL (2/24)
  • Made 33 saves and was named first star in a 3-2 overtime win vs. PHI (2/22)
  • Made 18 saves in a 3-2 overtime win at FLA (1/16)
  • Relieved Ward at the start of the third period and stopped six of seven shots to earn the win as Carolina scored six third-period goals vs. FLA (1/11)
  • Stopped 34 of 36 shots to earn the win at FLA (12/23)
  • Made his second consecutive start, stopping 25 shots, in a 5-1 victory at BOS (11/24)
  • Made a season-high 44 saves in a 4-2 loss at NYI (11/22)
  • Earned his first win with Carolina, stopping 21 of 22 Capitals shots at WSH (11/17)
  • Made his Hurricanes debut at FLA (10/11)
Penalty shots faced: 2 (Last: 4/7 vs. FLA’s Bryan Allen: NG).

Career:  Is in his eighth NHL season and second with Carolina... Signed a two-year contract with the Hurricanes on July 1, 2006... Has represented the United States in international competition four times: the 1995 World Junior Championships, the 1996 IIHF World Championships, the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and the 2007 IIHF World Championships... Ranks third in Tampa Bay Lightning history in wins (53) and shutouts (8)

1994-97: Played three seasons of college hockey at Lake Superior State University, compiling a record of 56-24-9 and a 3.08 goals-against average... Named to the CCHA All-Tournament team in 1995-96

Played his first professional season with Providence of the American Hockey League (AHL)... Appeared in 55 games with a 15-31-4 record, a 3.22 goals-against average and three shutouts

Played his second pro season, and first season under new Providence coach and future Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette... Set an AHL record with a 19-game win streak... Led the AHL in wins with a 37-9-1 record during the regular season, and had three shutouts... Tied an AHL record for playoff victories with a 15-4 record and 2.38 postsseason goals-against average as the Bruins won the Calder Cup Championship

Split the season between Providence of the AHL and Boston of the NHL... Made his NHL debut in a 4-0 Bruins loss at TOR (10/4)... Earned his first NHL victory with a 3-1 win at SJ (10/23)... Allowed two or fewer goals in 13 of his 19 full games played... Had his first two NHL shutouts with 3-0 victories vs. BUF (10/20) and vs. WSH (2/25)... Also shared a 4-0 shutout vs. TB (3/21) with Robbie Tallas... Recorded his first NHL point with an assist vs. NYR (4/1)... Played 27 regular season games with Providence, notching an 11-13-2 record with a 3.38 goals-against average... Played 13 Calder Cup Playoff games for Providence, going 10-3 with a 2.50 goals-against average

Split the season between Boston and Providence... Had a three-game win streak from 2/27-3/10 in Boston... Allowed two or fewer goals in three of his seven complete NHL games... Played a then-career-high seven consecutive NHL games from 2/27-3/10... Missed the first 2 1/2 months of the season rehabilitating from October ankle surgery... Played 16 regular season games with Providence, going 4-7-3 with a 3.16 goals-against average... Appeared in 17 playoff games for the P-Bruins, going 8-9 with a 2.65 goals-against average

Played his first full NHL season... Established a then-career-high with eight wins... Allowed two or fewer goals in eight of his 17 complete games... Won five consecutive starts from 11/23-1/8... Notched his third career shutout with an 8-0 win at CBJ (2/4)... Shared a 5-0 shutout with Byron Dafoe vs. LAK (1/10)... Dressed as the Bruins backup for 63 games... Earned an assist at TB (12/29)

Split the season between the Bruins and the Lightning... Was acquired by Tampa Bay on Jan. 13 in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft... Appeared in 23 games for Boston, posting an 11-9-2 record and 2.71 goals-against average with a .902 save percentage and one shutout... Had a career-high nine-game unbeaten streak from 11/11-12/8 (8-0-1), including a six-game winning streak from 11/12-12/8... Stopped a career-high 46 shots in a 2-2 tie at PHI(11/16)... Made 29 saves for his first shutout of the season at ATL (12/28)... Made his Tampa Bay Lightning debut at OTT (1/14), stopping two shots in 10 minutes of relief action... Stopped 18 of 21 shots in his first start with the Lightning vs. PIT (1/17)... Made 22 saves for his first Lightning win vs. OTT (1/20)... Earned his second shutout of the season and first with Tampa Bay with a 34-save effort at PHI (1/28)... Made his NHL playoff debut, starting Game 5 at NJ (5/2)... Made 46 saves on 48 shots in 111:12, the longest game in Lightning franchise history

Set then-career highs in games played (29), minutes (1688), wins (18), saves (606) and goals-against average (2.06)... Moved into third on Tampas all-time wins list vs. FLA (4/1)... Made 24 saves at BUF (2/24), allowing more than three goals for the first time in 14 games... Matched his then-career high with a six game win streak from 1/22-2/14, allowing more than two goal s just once during that span... Stopped 20 shots, including a penalty shot (Brian Holzinger) at PIT (1/27) for his third consecutive win... Played his 100th career game at ATL (11/29)... Made 38 saves to earn a tie at CAR (11/9), the most saves in his Lightning regular season career... Began the season allowing three goals in 220:56 with a 0.81 goals-against average, a .967 save percentage and one shutout... Went 124:52 without allowing a goal in his first two starts... Made his season debut at CBJ (10/23), stopping 20 shots in a 1-0 shutout... Appeared in one playoff game as the Lightning captured the 2004 Stanley Cup Championship... Relieved Nikolai Khabibulin at the 6:02 mark of the second period, stopping 15 of 17 shots in Game 2 vs. PHI.

Ranked tied for fourth in the NHL in shutouts with five... Established a Lightning franchise record for longest shutout streak at 202:46 from Jan. 17-29... Also set a franchise record for longest win streakwith a nine-game streak from 11/14 through 12/10... Came within one win of the Lightning record for victories in a season (30, Nikolai Khabibulin in 2003-04) when he won vs. CAR (4/15)...  Appeared in one game for the United States at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy, making 22 saves in a 3-3 tie... Had his franchise record shutout streak snapped at WSH (1/29)... The streak had started at LAK (1/17) and included shutouts vs. NJ (1/26, 20 saves) and at ATL (1/21, 20 saves)...Was named to teamUSA for the 2006 Olympic Games on Dec. 19... Had his franchise-record nine-game winning streak snapped at ANA (12/14) despite making 29 saves... Won his franchise-record ninth consecutive game vs. NSH (12/10)... Made 18 saves to match the franchise record for longest win streak vs. STL (12/8)... Broke his career-high win streak with his seventh consecutive win by making 34 saves and stopping Mark Bell in the shootout vs. CHI (12/2)... Was 1-3 with a 4.79 goal-against average in Tampa’s first round playoff loss to Ottawa.