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Cristobal Huet
Cristobal Huet
(hew-AY, KRIHS-toh-bahl)
Number: 39
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 205
Catches: Left
Born: Sep 3, 1975
Birthplace: St-martin-d'hères, France
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent 7/1/08.
Drafted: LAK / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (214th overall)

2009-10: Posted a 26-14-4 record, four shutouts, and 2.50 GAA in 48 regular-season appearances … Combined with Antti Niemi for an NHL-high 11 shutouts … Allowed two-or-fewer goals 25 times … Recorded 30-or-more saves five times … Accrued a 2.08 GAA and .906 save percentage in 25 home games … Made a season-high 34 saves in an overtime victory on Jan. 28 in San Jose ... Stopped all 24 shots he faced on Jan. 14 vs. Columbus for his fourth shutout ... Honored as the NHL's First Star for the week ending Dec. 20 after posting back-to-back shutouts of STL (Dec. 16) and DET (Dec. 20)  ... Made 27 stops in Chicago's win in Calgary on Nov. 19 for his fifth consecutive victory ... Made 29 saves on Nov. 13 in a win over Toronto ... Allowed four goals over a four-game stretch from Oct. 24-30 ... Stopped all 27 shots faced in a 2-0 shutout win over Nashville, his first shutout of the season.

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.