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Edward Robert Nito "Eddie" Pasquale (born November 20, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for Barys Nur-Sultan in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He has formerly played with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). Pasquale was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Edward Pasquale
Born (1990-11-20) November 20, 1990 (age 29)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
KHL team
Former teams
Barys Nur-Sultan
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 117th overall, 2009
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2010–present

Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

Pasquale played in the Ontario Hockey League for the Belleville Bulls for parts of both the 2006/07 and 2007/08 seasons. Midway through his second season in Belleville, he was traded to the Saginaw Spirit. He would spend the next two and a half seasons here, becoming the Spirit starter in both the 2008/09 and 2009/10 seasons. Praised for traits such as consistency, Pasquale was named to the OHL's third all-star team for the 2008/09 OHL season. He also played in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects game. In his final OHL season, Pasquale stopped over 1800 shots.[1]

ProfessionalEdit

The Atlanta Thrashers selected Pasquale the 117th overall selection of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Following his junior career, Pasquale was assigned to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. Here Pasquale filled the role of backup goaltender, playing in 24 games.[2] He also spent some time in the ECHL, playing with the Gwinnett Gladiators. During the 2011 offseason, the Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and became the Jets. Pasquale started the 2011–12 season by attending Jets training camp, before he was assigned to AHL affiliate, the St. John's IceCaps for the remainder of his entry-level contract.

On June 27, 2014, Pasquale was traded by the Jets in an exchange of draft picks at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft to the Washington Capitals.[3] Pasquale would never play in a competitive game in the Capitals organization as he sat out the 2014–15 season, recuperating from hip surgery.

On July 3, 2015, Pasquale as a free agent signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. John's IceCaps, now affiliated with the Montreal Canadiens.[4] On October 13, he would be sent down to the Canadiens' ECHL affiliate, the Brampton Beast.[5]

On July 1, 2016, Pasquale signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Detroit Red Wings.[6] During the 2016–17 season, Pasquale appeared in 29 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins, posting a 15–9–5 record, a 2.43 goals against average (GAA), a .919 save percentage and four shutouts, helping lead Grand Rapids to the Calder Cup.[7]

On July 1, 2017, Pasquale left the Red Wings and signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers.[8] On January 31, 2018, the Oilers traded Pasquale to the Tampa Bay Lightning for future considerations.[9] On December 4, 2018, Pasquale made his NHL debut against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. Pasquale helped the Lightning defeat the Red Wings that night in a 6–5 shootout win. He would play two more games with the Lightning, including the final game of the year where he helped them beat the Boston Bruins, whiched tied the NHL record for most wins in a season.[10]

In his second season with the Syracuse Crunch, he won the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award. The award goes to the goaltenders of the American Hockey League team with the lowest goals against average, and who have appeared in at least 25 regular season games.[11]

As an impending free agent, on June 14, 2019, Pasquale opted to sign his first contract abroad since turning professional in 2010, agreeing to a one-year contract with Kazakh based club, Barys of the KHL.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 Belleville Bulls OHL 7 4 1 0 367 19 0 3.10 .917
2007–08 Belleville Bulls OHL 10 4 4 2 558 27 1 2.90 .900
2007–08 Saginaw Spirit OHL 13 8 5 0 661 39 0 3.54 .890 2 0 1 97 5 0 3.09 .891
2008–09 Saginaw Spirit OHL 61 32 21 6 1821 178 0 3.02 .911 8 4 4 530 34 0 3.85 .895
2009–10 Saginaw Spirit OHL 51 27 17 5 2898 153 1 3.17 .916 6 2 4 361 14 0 2.33 .941
2010–11 Chicago Wolves AHL 24 11 11 1 1372 67 1 2.93 .900
2010–11 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 12 7 4 0 715 44 0 3.69 .898
2011–12 St. John's IceCaps AHL 38 23 12 1 2163 87 4 2.41 .911 15 7 8 917 37 0 2.42 .923
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 43 15 23 4 2453 114 4 2.79 .907
2013–14 St. John's IceCaps AHL 31 17 13 1 1851 75 1 2.43 .920
2015–16 Brampton Beast ECHL 12 4 6 2 691 40 1 3.47 .890
2015–16 St. John's IceCaps AHL 30 13 10 3 1531 67 0 2.62 .919
2016–17 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 29 15 9 5 1654 67 4 2.43 .919 1 0 0 41 0 0 0.00 1.000
2017–18 Bakersfield Condors AHL 16 6 5 4 947 41 1 2.60 .910
2017–18 Syracuse Crunch AHL 15 10 1 3 835 24 1 1.72 .938 3 2 1 176 12 0 4.09 .840
2018–19 Syracuse Crunch AHL 45 27 12 6 2650 104 4 2.35 .916 4 1 3 228 11 0 2.90 .898
2018–19 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 3 2 1 0 182 12 0 3.96 .882
NHL totals 3 2 1 0 182 12 0 3.96 .882

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
OHL
Third All-Star Team 2009
AHL
All-Rookie Team 2012
Calder Cup (Grand Rapids Griffins) 2017
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eddie Pasquale player profile". hockeysfuture.com. December 2, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Eddie Pasquale player statistics". American Hockey League. January 2, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2012.
  3. ^ "Washington Capitals trade for Eddie Pasquale, who looms as Hershey's No.2". pennlive.com. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Original IceCap back in the fold". St. John's IceCaps. July 3, 2015. Archived from the original on July 5, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "IceCaps assign Pasquale, Brown to Brampton". St. John's IceCaps. October 13, 2015. Archived from the original on October 16, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  6. ^ DiFilippo, Alex (July 1, 2016). "Red Wings agree to terms with forwards Matt Lorito and Ben Street; goaltender Edward Pasquale". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "Oilers sign seven". Edmonton Oilers. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  8. ^ Wescott, Chris (July 1, 2017). "Oilers sign goalie Pasquale". Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  9. ^ "Lightning acquire goaltender Edward Pasquale from Edmonton Oilers". NHL.com. January 31, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  10. ^ Kulfan, Ted (December 4, 2018). "Red Wings let late lead slip, lose to Tampa Bay in shootout". The Detroit News. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  11. ^ "CRUNCH'S PASQUALE WINS HAP HOLMES AWARD". American Hockey League. April 14, 2019. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "Eddie Pasquale - Barys newcomer" (in Russian). Barys Nur-Sultan . June 14, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019.

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