Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Blaine Lacher
Netminder Blaine Lacher played parts of two seasons with the Boston Bruins in the mid-90s. He was a top amateur prospect though his NHL and minor pro career was relatively brief.

Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta Lacher signed with Boston after three years at Lake Superior State University. In 1993-94 he led the CCHA with a 1.98 goals against average and was named to the Championship all-tournament team after leading the Lakers to the NCAA title.

During his rookie pro season Lacher was pressed into service in Boston when nobody steeped forward to claim the first string goaltending position. The youngster played 35 games and was in net when the club lost to New Jersey in the first round of the playoffs. The next year Lacher's playing time decreased and he was eventually sent down to the minors after Boston acquired veteran Bill Ranford. He retired 11 games into the 1996-97 season as a member of the IHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1989-90 Melville Millionaires SJHL 39 1 3.57
1990-91 Lake Superior State CCHA
1991-92 Lake Superior State CCHA 9 5 3 0 0 3.22
1992-93 Lake Superior State CCHA 34 24 5 3 2 2.70
1993-94 Lake Superior State CCHA 30 20 5 4 6 1.98
1994-95 Boston Bruins NHL 35 19 11 2 4 2.41 5 1 4 0 2.54
1994-95 Providence Bruins AHL 1 0 1 0 0 3.03
1995-96 Boston Bruins NHL 12 3 5 2 0 3.93
1995-96 Providence Bruins AHL 9 3 5 0 0 3.90
1995-96 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 8 3 4 1 0 3.51 3 0 3 0 3.14
1996-97 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 11 1 8 1 0 3.76
NHL Totals 47 22 16 4 4 2.79 5 1 4 0 2.54


NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1994) Signed as a free agent by Boston, June 2, 1994.
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