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Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jason LaBarbera makes a sprawling save on a shot by the St. Louis Blues during the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on February 12, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Antonio Jason LaBarbera (born January 18, 1980 in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft during his major junior career in the Western Hockey League (WHL) and has also additionally played for the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks.

LaBarbera played major junior in the Western Hockey League (WHL) primarily with the Portland Winter Hawks for four seasons and briefly with the Tri-City Americans and Spokane Chiefs. He was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft in the 3rd round, 66th overall.

LaBarbera saw his first NHL action with the New York Rangers in his first season out of junior in relief of Kirk McLean, his childhood hero, on October 14, 2000. He recorded two saves in 10 minutes of play in an 8–6 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He spent his first four seasons with the Rangers' organization, however, in the minor leagues with the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL and the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

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