Jean-Sebastien Giguere G COL 9 months ago

Giguere will announce his retirement from the NHL next week, Elliot Teaford of the Daily Breeze reports.

Giguere's last start came in the season finale for Avs, saving 33 of 36 shots. He has had a long NHL career, first starting in the NHL in the 1996-97 season. His best seasons came with the Ducks, including a playoff MVP performance in the 2002-03 season. Giguere was a free agent in the offseason, and rather than look for a contract for another season likely serving as a backup, the 37-year-old goaltender will hang up his skates.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere G COL 12 months ago

Jean-Sebastien Giguere is reportedly ready to call it career.

According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, the veteran netminder still has to speak to his agent and the NHLPA before something official is announced. He posted an 11-6-1 record with a .913 save percentage and a 2.62 goals-against average in 22 appearances with Colorado this past season.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere G COL 1 year ago

Colorado goalie Giguere turned in a strong game in what likely was his final NHL regular-season appearance.

Giguere stopped 33 of the 36 shots he faced in Anaheim before the Ducks prevailed 3-2 in overtime. Giguere, who won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, got a loud ovation and waved to the season-high crowd of 17,528 when he was recognized during a first-period timeout. As Semyon Varlamov's backup this season, Giguere produced a record of 11-6-1 in 2013-14. He also winds up with a GAA of 2.62 and a save percentage of .913.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere G COL 1 year ago

Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 22 of 23 shots in Colorado's 4-1 win over Edmonton Tuesday night.

Giguere started his first game since Mar.18 against the Montreal Canadiens and he played a solid game. Giguere now has a 11-6-0 record with a 2.62 goals-against average and .912 save percentage. Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy is resting Semyon Varlamov so Giguere could start another game later this week.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere G COL 1 year ago

Jean-Sebastien Giguere will be in goal for Colorado next Tuesday against Edmonton.

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy plans to use his other netminders in the final week of the regular season to provide some days of rest for number one keeper Semyon Varlamov.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere G COL 1 year ago

Colorado wants Reto Berra to serve as the team's backup next season, so Jean-Sebastien Giguere won't be retained.

He'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer and there's been plenty of speculation that he'll retire. You could choose to be bitter and cranky, or you could choose to be a professional and enjoy the time you have left. I want to take it day to day and make the most of it," Giguere said. "It's not (Berra's) fault, and it's not my fault. It's just the way it is. He's a great guy, so I have nothing bad to say about him." The veteran netminder will serve as Colorado's backup during the playoffs.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere G COL 1 year ago

Jean-Sebastien Giguere had a night to forget Tuesday as the Avalanche dropped a 6-3 decision to Montreal.

Giguere allowed five goals on 35 shots in the loss, including three third period markers that sealed his fate. The defeat drops the backup netminder's record to 10-6-0 while his save percentage and GAA regress to .910 and 2.71, respectively.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere G COL 1 year ago

Jean-Sebastien Giguere is slated to start next Tuesday's match against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Montreal native is apparently leaning toward retiring at the end of this season. He's still expected to serve as Colorado's number two netminder for the remainder of the year despite Reto Berra's presence on the roster.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere G COL 1 year ago

Jean-Sebastien Giguere is leaning towards retiring after the 2013-14 campaign.

That's probably one of the main reasons why Colorado acquired Reto Berra at the trade deadline. Giguere won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2003 and Stanley Cup in 2007. He has a 261-215-74 record, 2.53 GAA, and .913 save percentage in 592 career games.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere G COL 1 year ago

Jean-Sebastien Giguere was sharp in goal for the Avalanche Thursday in a 3-2 overtime win against Detroit.

Giguere stopped 35 of 37 shots to improve his record to 10-5 for the year. His GAA now stands at 2.57 while his save percentage is .915.