Cristobal Huet
Cristobal Huet
Goaltender
NUMBER: 39
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
WEIGHT: 205
CATCHES: Left
BIRTHDATE: 09/03/1975
BIRTHPLACE: St-Martin-d'Hères, FRA
DRAFTED: LAK: 2001-214 overall
Playoffs: Made his postseason debut on May 22 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against Detroit, backstopping Chicago to the overtime win with six saves on six shots in 21:52 of relief work.

Regular Season: Recorded the second 20-win season of his career, notching a 20-15-3 mark with a 2.53 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage in 41 appearances ... Shared the team lead with three shutouts (Dec. 10 against Ottawa, Jan. 6 at Phoenix and Feb. 19 at Florida) ... Held opponents to two or fewer goals 24 times, which includes 14 with one or fewer ... Recorded a career and team season high 48 saves while facing a career and team season high 51 shots in a 4-3 shootout win on Nov. 1 at Columbus ... Earned his first win as a member of the Blackhawks on Oct. 19 against Vancouver ... Made his Blackhawks debut on Oct. 10 in a 4-2 loss against the New York Rangers (25 saves ) ... Posted a 2-2 mark in the shootout this season, thwarting seven of 12 attempts (.583).

Stanley Cup Playoff Experience: This marks his third career postseason appearance with his third different team ... Made his postseason debut in 2006 with Montreal, notching a 2-4 mark with a 2.33 goals-against average ... Appeared in seven tilts with Washington last year, notching a 3-4 record with a 2.93 goals against average.
CAREER:

2009-10: Stopped all 27 shots faced in a 2-0 shutout win over Nashville, his first shutout of the season ... Earned first shutout of the season on Oct. 24 vs. Nashville with a season-high 27 saves.

2008-09: Recorded the second 20-win season of his career, notching a 20-15-3 mark with a 2.53 GAA and a .909 SV% in 41 regular-season appearances ... Shared the team lead with three shutouts ... Earned his first win as a member of the Blackhawks on Oct. 19 against Vancouver ... Posted a 2-2 mark in shootouts, thwarting 7-of-12 attempts (.583) ... Recorded a 1-2 mark with a 3.23 GAA and a .910 SV% in three Stanley Cup Playoff appearances ... Started Chicago's final two games of the Conference Finals and appeared in the final seven periods, making his debut in the third frame of Game 3 ... Notched a team postseason-high 44 saves on a team postseason-most 46 shots against on May 27 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against Detroit.

2007-08: Split the regular-season with the Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals, registering a 32-14-6 record with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage in a career-high 52 appearances … Ranked sixth in the NHL with a .920 save percentage, 10th with a 2.32 goals-against average and shared 11th with his 32 wins … Posted four shutouts during the campaign, two with each squad … Acquired by Washington from Montreal at the NHL Trade Deadline Feb. 26, in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2009 Entry Draft … Appeared in 13 regular-season contests with the Capitals after the trade, racking up an 11-2 record with a 1.63 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage … Posted wins in each of his last nine starts to finish the regular season … Notched a 3-4 record with a 2.93 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage, while logging every minute of action during the Capitals’ first round postseason series loss to the Philadelphia Flyers  … Faced over 30 shots in six of the seven tilts … Accrued a 21-12-6 mark with a 2.56 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage in 39 regular-season appearances with Montreal … Backstopped Montreal to a 5-1 win over Florida Dec. 28, matching a season-high with 40 saves … Tied a season-high with 40 saves on a season-most 44 shots in a 5-4 shootout loss against Nashville Dec. 1 while with the Canadiens … Appeared in a career-most 3,048:53 minutes during the regular season.

2006-07: Led Montreal goaltenders with 19 wins (19-6-3), a 2.81 goals-against average, a .916 save percentage and 42 appearances … Tied for the club lead with two shutouts … Played in the 2007 NHL All-Star Game … Missed the final 20 games of the regular season after suffering a hamstring injury on Feb. 14.

2005-06: Recorded 18 victories for Montreal (18-11-4), seven of which were a career-high seven shutouts, tied for second in the NHL … Recorded career-bests with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage in 36 appearances … Appeared in four games with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs on a conditioning stint, notching an 0-4 mark with a 3.79 goals-against average and a .862 save percentage.

2004-05: Played for the Mannheim Eagles (Germany) posting a 2.79 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in 36 games.

2003-04: Spent his first full year in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, posting a 10-16-10 mark with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage – both team-bests – in 42 games.

2002-03: Made his North American professional debut with the Los Angeles Kings and the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs … Posted a 4-4-1 mark with a 2.33 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage in 12 contests with the Kings … Backstopped Manchester to 16 wins (16-8-5) with a 2.29 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER

Represented France in the 1998 and 2002 Olympics.