Longtime Penguins goalie Tom Barrasso will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. John LeClair gets a nod as well, but his tenure in Pittsburgh is highlighted by the time he crashed into Geno and injured Malkin’s shoulder during the preseason, causing the future Conn Smythe winner to miss the first month or so of his Calder-winning rookie campaign.
So we’ll mostly applaud Tommy here.
Barrasso famously helped the Pens win their first two Cups in ’91 and ’92. And he was with the team up until the onset of this decade, which is nuts, considering he won the Calder himself back in ’84. He also picked up the Vezina as the top goaltender that year.
He still holds the record for most points by a goaltender with 48. They were all assists. Lemieux would’ve “buried it.”
All I can say is congrats, and thanks for all the success you helped bring to the Pens, Tom. Whenever your name was brought up during your time in the ‘Burgh, the response I’d mostly get was “that guy is an asshole.” I’m not entirely sure why, so I’ll clarify for them, and from here on out, will refer to you as “Stanley Cup Winner and Hall of Fame Asshole, Tom Barrasso.”