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Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
167 lb (76 kg)
IHL Team
F. Teams
Flint Generals
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born June 15 1972 (1972-06-15) (age 37),
Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 1993 – present

Jean-François Labbé, nicknamed Ti-Mine, (born June 15, 1972 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Flint Generals in the International Hockey League.

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Playing Career

After playing four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Labbé began a very successful American Hockey League career. He played for the Prince Edward Island Senators, Cornwall Aces, Hershey Bears, Hamilton Bulldogs, Hartford Wolf Pack and Syracuse Crunch in his AHL tenure. His best season came in 1996–1997 with the Hershey Bears, when he won both the Hap Holmes Memorial Award for lowest goals against average and the Les Cunningham Award for league MVP. Labbé won the Calder Cup with the Hartford Wolf Pack in 2000.

Labbé appeared in 15 NHL games: one with the New York Rangers at the end of the 1999–2000 season and 14 with the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons.

He played for the Saint-Georges Garaga in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey in 2003–2004 after a short stint with the Tolyatti Lada in the Russian Hockey Super League.

Labbé has played in the DEL for three seasons, with Augsburger Panther in 2004–05 and with the Sinupret Ice Tigers in 2005–06 and 2006–07.

For the 2007–08 season he has joined the Vienna Capitals in Austria's Erste Bank Hockey League.

Awards

Records

Labbé currently holds records with the Syracuse Crunch for:

  • Lowest GAA in a single season - 2.18 (2001–02)
  • Highest single season save percentage - .928 (2001–02)
  • Career shutouts - 11

External links

  • Jean-François Labbé's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Manny Legace and Scott Langkow
Winner of the Hap Holmes Memorial Award
1996–97
Succeeded by
Jean-Sébastien Giguère and Tyler Moss
Preceded by
Brad Smyth
Winner of the Les Cunningham Award
1996–97
Succeeded by
Steve Guolla
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