Dan Blackburn | #31
DAN BLACKBURN | #31
STATS & INFO
Born: May 20, 1983
Birth place: Montreal, Quebec, CA
NYR Debut: Oct. 10, 2001
Prior to joining the Rangers, Blackburn had a highly successful junior career with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. He appeared in 101 career WHL contests with the Ice, posting a 67-22-9 record, along with a 2.65 goals against average. During the 1999-2000 season, Blackburn was named Rookie of the Year for both his team and the WHL and was also selected to the CHL All-Rookie Team.
In 2000-01, he led the WHL in wins with 33, ranked second in the league with a .907 save percentage and third with a 2.77 goals against average. In 11 post-season contests, Blackburn registered a 7-4 record, along with a 1.95 goals against average en route to being named the 2001 WHL Playoff MVP. In addition, he was selected as the WHL Goaltender of the Year and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Goaltender of the Year.