Ducks Sign LaBarbera to One-Year Contract
LaBarbera, 34 (1/18/80), has appeared in 182 career NHL games, including seven with Edmonton last season. He split the remainder of 2013-14 in the American Hockey League (AHL), going 15-16-3 with a 2.94 goals-against average (GAA) and .901 save percentage (SV%) in 34 games with Rockford and Oklahoma. LaBarbera led Rockford goaltenders in wins, GAA and SV%, and owned the club’s longest winning streak of the season at seven games from Feb. 4-25.
Selected by the New York Rangers in the third round (66th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, LaBarbera has posted a 60-73-19 career record with six shutouts, a 2.86 GAA and .907 SV% with the NY Rangers, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Phoenix and Edmonton. He set career highs in wins (17) and appearances (45) in 2007-08 with Los Angeles and recorded a career-best two shutouts in 2008-09 with Los Angeles and 2010-11 with Phoenix.