|BIRTHPLACE:||Montreal, QC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||HFD: 1995-13 overall|
|2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs:
Last game: Did not appear in Game 6 of the CSF, May 12 vs. DET
- Made his playoff debut stopping all six shots he faced in relief of Jonas Hiller in Game 4 of the CSF, May 7 vs. DET
- Is appearing in his fifth playoff campaign...won his first Stanley Cup in 2007
- Has appeared in two Stanley Cup Final series, both with Anaheim (2003 and 2007), winning the Stanley Cup in 2007...won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2003
- Leads the NHL among active goaltenders in win % (33-17, .660) and second in SV% (1363-for-1473, .925)
- Is fourth among active goaltenders in GAA (2.08; 110 GA/3167 MIN)...also has earned the most wins (32) by a goaltender since the 2003 postseason
- Is the only player to post a 12-1 record in OT in his first 13 career playoff OT games...his OT winning percentage (.923) is the highest for any goaltender all-time with 10-plus decisions...has allowed only one goal in 250:47 career postseason OT minutes (0.25 GAA)
2008-09 Regular Season:
- Appeared in his 12th NHL season, his ninth with Anaheim
- Selected by the fans to appear in his first All-Star Game for the Western Conference in his hometown of Montreal on Jan. 25
- Allowed two-goals-or-less in 18 of his starts
- Won his 200th game as an Anaheim Duck, Feb. 28 @ DAL
- Stopped 37-of-38 shots in his 400th game as a Duck before being relieved by Jonas Hiller (cramps), Dec. 1 @ DET
- Strung together a six-game win streak from Oct. 21-Nov. 4, tying a career high (also Jan. 23-Feb. 6, 2002)
- Recorded his franchise-leading 30th career shutout (first of the season) for his first win of the season stopping all 38 shots, Oct. 17 vs. SJ
|2008-09: Appeared in his 12th NHL season, ninth with Anaheim…was voted by the fans to appear in his first All-Star Game for the Western Conference in his hometown of Montreal on Jan. 25…stopped seven-of-11 shots in the first period as the starting goaltender…finished the regular season just 14 games shy of tying the club record for games played by a goaltender (Hebert, 441)…won 19-or-more games for the sixth time in his career…allowed two-goals-or-less in 18 of his starts…won his 200th game as a Duck, stopping 30-of-33 shots in a 3-2 win, Feb. 28 @ DAL…recorded his 200th career NHL win, Dec. 7 vs. CBJ...stopped 37-of-38 shots in his 400th game as a Duck before being relieved (cramps) by Jonas Hiller, Dec. 1 @ DET…strung together a six-game win streak from Oct. 21-Nov. 4, tying a career high (also Jan. 23-Feb. 6, 2002)…recorded his second shutout of the season and the 31st of his career, stopping all 35 shots he faced in an OT win on Nov. 4 @ LA…made 47 saves (51 shots) in a 6-4 Ducks win, Oct. 25 @ MTL…the 47 saves were the most since a career-high 51 stops on Mar. 21, 2004 vs. DET…won all four games on a four-game road trip from Oct. 21-27, marking just the second time in franchise history that the Ducks swept a road trip of four games-or-more and only the third time an NHL road team had swept the three Eastern Canadian teams in consecutive games since 1992-93…stopped all 38 shots for his 30th career shutout, Oct. 17 vs. SJ…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in one playoff game in relief of Jonas Hiller, turning away all six shots in Game 4 of the CSF on May 7 vs. DET.
CAREER: Signed a four-year contract, June 21, 2007…holds club season records for wins (36 in 2006-07), shutouts (8) and GAA (2.13 in 2001-02), and all-time team records in wins (202) and shutouts (31)…played for the gold medal-winning Canadian team at the 2004 World Championships in the Czech Republic, posting a 0.50 GAA and .975 SV% in two games…was named to Team Canada for the 2002 World Championships in Sweden, appearing in seven games with a 1.89 GAA and .921 SV%…dressed but did not appear in three games with Team Canada at the 2001 World Championships, his first appearance in the tournament…2007-08: Appeared in his 11th NHL season, eighth with Anaheim…started all six CQF games vs. DAL, posting a 2-4 record with a 3.18 GAA and .898 SV%...stopped a playoff-high 40-of-42 shots in a 5-2 victory in Game 5 of the CQF on Apr. 18 vs. DAL, marking his 33rd career postseason victory...turned away 31-of-33 shots to help lead the Ducks to a 4-2 victory in Game 3 of the CQF, Apr. 15 @ DAL…during the regular season, established career bests and set club records in GAA (2.12) and SV% (.9224)…finished one win shy of tying his career and club-best 36 wins in a season (2006-07)…became the franchise leader in wins, earning his 174th victory on Feb. 17 vs. CGY, passing Guy Hebert’s previous record of 173…became the franchise leader in shutouts, earning the 28th of his career on Feb. 1 @ STL (previously Hebert, 27)…among NHL leaders, finished second in GAA, third in SV% and tied for seventh in wins…was one of only three goaltenders in the NHL to rank among the top 10 in wins, GAA and SV% in 2007-08 (also NJ’s Brodeur and MIN’s Backstrom)…won 14 of his last 18 contests (14-2-2)…that span included five straight victories from Feb. 17-Mar. 3, which tied his season best (also Jan. 7-17)...won eight consecutive home contests (8-0-0) from Feb. 17-Mar. 3, posting a 1.47 GAA (12 GA/490 MIN) and .961 SV% (293-for-304)…finished the month of February with an 8-1-1 mark, .949 SV% (240-of-253) and 1.28 GAA (13 GA/608 MIN)...ranked first in the NHL in GAA, second in SV% and tied for third in wins in February…was named the Third Star of the Week in the NHL for the period of Feb. 4-10, posting a 3-0-0 record with a 1.01 GAA, .966 SV% and one shutout…missed three contests due to back spasms, Mar. 21-26…stopped 24-of-25 shots for his fifth consecutive win (30th win overall) on Mar. 3 vs. OTT, tying his season best…stopped 23-of-25 shots to become the all-time franchise leader in wins (174), Feb. 17 vs. CGY...also appeared in his 400th NHL contest…earned back-to-back shutouts, stopping all 45 shots faced, Feb. 1 @ STL and Feb. 5 @ NYI...previously had consecutive shutouts when he recorded three straight, Dec. 8-15, 2002…registered his 28th career shutout, a franchise record, Feb. 1 @ STL (20 saves)...won five consecutive starts to establish a season high, Jan. 7-17…recorded his 27th career shutout on Jan. 9 vs. TOR, tying the club record…posted his first shutout of the year and 26th of his career, Dec. 18 @ SJ…won four straight games that went to shootouts, Nov. 1-17...stopped all 10 shootout attempts during that span…made his season debut on Oct. 14 vs. MIN after missing the first six games recovering from offseason sports hernia surgery…2006-07: Won his first Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007…among playoff leaders, finished first in wins, fourth in GAA and tied for fifth in SV%...allowed two goals-or-less in 12 of his 17 postseason starts…posted a 1.36 GAA and .948 SV% with two OT wins in the five-game CSF vs. VAN…stopped all 16 shots he faced for his sixth career postseason shutout in Game 2 of the SCF, May 30 vs. OTT…recorded his 12th career OT win in Game 5 of the WCF, May 20 @ DET…stopped 46-of-48 shots in his ninth OT appearance in postseason history, snapping his OT shutout streak at 197:52 (the longest OT playoff minute shutout streak in NHL history) in Game 2 of the CSF, Apr. 27 vs. VAN...made his 2007 postseason debut in Game 5 of the CQF on Apr. 19 vs. MIN after sitting out the first four games of the CQF due to family reasons…set a career high and franchise record with 36 wins during the regular season…among league leaders, ranked 10th in wins, fifth in GAA and tied for seventh in SV%…his 10 regulation losses were the fewest of any goaltender to play in 50+ games, earning the Ducks points in 44 of his 54 decisions…in 28 home starts, had a 21-2-5 record with a 2.17 GAA and .917 SV%, giving the Ducks points in 26 of those games…stopped 23-of-25 shots, setting career and franchise highs for wins in a season with 35, Mar. 29 @ CBJ…missed 12 games with a groin strain, Dec. 29-Jan. 19…stopped all 21 shots he faced, earning his 25th career shutout on Dec. 6 vs. NSH…was named an NHL Star of the Week (No. 2 Star) for the period ending Oct. 22 after posting a 3-0-0 record, 1.30 GAA and .952 SV%...stopped 20-of-24 shots in regulation in his 300th NHL game, Oct. 11 vs. STL (four-for-six in shootout)…2005-06: During the playoffs, stopped 25-of-27 shots, extending his NHL record OT scoreless minutes streak to 170:03 in Game 4 of the CQF on Apr. 27 vs. CGY…missed one game with a groin strain, Game 1 of the CQF on Apr. 21 @ CGY…posted 30 wins for the second time in his career…over his last 33 regular season games, had a record of 19-9-4 (one no decision), 2.56 GAA, .913 SV% and two shutouts...finished tied for eighth in the NHL in SV%...earned his 21st career shutout, stopping all 35 shots he faced, Feb. 4 @ SJ…2004-05: Played six regular season games and two playoff games with Hamburg in the German League…2003-04: Tied a regular season franchise record and set a regular season career high, making 51 saves while facing a club-record 57 shots on goal, Mar. 21 vs. DET…played his 200th game as a Duck, Mar. 8 vs. MTL…played in his 200th career NHL game, Dec. 3 @ DET…2002-03: Won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the NHL’s playoff MVP…finished the postseason with the best GAA (1.62) and SV% (.945) in the league…set the longest playoff OT shutout streak in NHL history, playing 168:27 career OT minutes without giving up a goal…had a playoff shutout streak of 217:54, including three straight shutouts from May 12-16, marking the then fifth longest playoff streak in NHL history…was the first goaltender to post shutouts in the first three games of a series (vs. MIN in the WCF) since TOR’s Frank McCool in the 1945 Stanley Cup Final against DET…earned his first playoff point with an assist on Sandis Ozolinsh’s second-period goal in Game 3 of the SCF, May 31 vs. NJ…in the regular season, ranked tied for fifth among NHL leaders in wins and tied for second in shutouts, setting franchise records in both categories…had a career-high seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1) from Mar. 4-Apr. 1…stopped 22-of-24 shots, earning an OT win on Mar. 22 @ SJ (marked his 32nd victory of the season, a franchise record)…earned his seventh shutout of the season (breaking the club record for a single season), Feb. 19 vs. CBJ…missed two games with a sore neck, Jan. 3-5…recorded three consecutive shutouts on Dec. 8 vs. NSH (20 saves), Dec. 11 vs. WSH (26 saves) and Dec. 15 vs. PIT (19 saves)…became the 15th goaltender in modern day NHL history (1943-44) to record three consecutive shutouts, the eighth since the 1975-76 season…had a scoreless minutes streak of 237:07 from Dec. 8-18, a franchise record and career best…at the time, it marked the third longest scoreless minutes streak by an individual goaltender in the modern era (beginning with 1943-44 season) and the longest in the NHL since 1950…2001-02: Set a club record for lowest GAA in one season with a 2.13 mark…ranked fifth in the NHL in GAA and tied for fifth in SV% (.920)…had a career-high six-game win streak, Jan. 23-Feb. 6…over the six games, posted a .937 SV% (133-of-142) and 1.48 GAA (9 GA/364 MIN)…stopped 25-of-26 shots, earning the win on Jan. 30 vs. CBJ (his 100th NHL game)…posted the best GAA and SV% among NHL goaltenders in the month of December (11 games; 1.43 GAA; .946 SV%)…was named a runner-up to the NHL’s Player of the Month Award (Steve Sullivan of Chicago)…missed the first five games of the season with a groin strain, Oct. 4-12…2000-01: Ranked seventh in the NHL in SV% (.919) and eighth in GAA (2.41) after the All-Star break…tied a club record with his 23rd consecutive start on Apr. 4 @ COL (streak began Feb. 11 vs. CAR)…earned his third career assist on Mar. 24 @ LA…posted a then career-best five-game winning streak from Mar. 4-13, recording a 0.59 GAA, .980 SV% and three shutouts during that stretch…posted his first career shutout, stopping all 24 shots in a 1-0 victory on Feb. 21 vs. SJ…was recalled from Cincinnati on Jan. 7…appeared in his first game as a Duck, stopping 15-of-18 shots on Nov. 25 @ EDM…was named to the Canadian AHL All-Star Team in December…1999-00: Appeared in seven games with Calgary and 41 with Saint John (AHL)…with Calgary, stopped 32-of-33 shots in a 3-1 win, Dec. 29 vs. ANA…1998-99: Appeared in 15 games with Calgary, recording his first win as a Flame while also earning his first career NHL assist in a 3-1 victory on Nov. 8, 1998 vs. COL (39 saves)…1997-98: Played in 31 games with Saint John, finishing third in the AHL in GAA (2.46)…captured the Holmes Trophy with teammate Tyler Moss as the AHL club with the league’s lowest GAA (2.96)…was acquired by Calgary from Hartford with Andrew Cassels in exchange for Gary Roberts and Trevor Kidd, Aug. 27, 1997…1996-97: Played in his first eight NHL games with Hartford…recorded his first NHL win on Dec. 28 vs. OTT, a 3-2 win (30 saves) in his second career start…made his NHL debut on Dec. 12 @ PHI, a 3-2 loss (27 saves)…1995-96: Was a Second-Team All-Star with Halifax (QMJHL)…1995-96: Named Team MVP for Halifax, going 26-23-2 with a 3.44 GAA and one shutout during the regular season…1994-95: Went 14-27-5 with a 3.94 GAA and two shutouts in 47 games with Halifax…led all QMJHL goaltenders with a 2.45 GAA in the postseason…Miscellaneous: Appeared in 177 career QMJHL games, earning a record of 81-74-12.
PERSONAL: Resides in Newport Beach with wife Kristen and sons Maxime and Luka…the family has a yellow lab named Henri…the entire Giguere family (four brothers and sisters) live within a two-minute drive of each other in Blainville, a suburb of Montreal…his favorite television shows are “CSI: Miami,” “The Sopranos” and “Deadwood”…worked his first job as a security guard for various events throughout the Montreal area…would like to live in Montreal and open a business when his playing days are over…has appeared three times on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno: twice following Anaheim’s Stanley Cup run in 2003, marking the only NHL player since Wayne Gretzky to appear twice as a seated guest on the show, and once with Brad May and Chris Pronger the night following the Ducks’ 2007 Stanley Cup championship.