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Bruce Racine
Bruceracine
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Nickname(s) Racer
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
191 lb (87 kg)
Teams NHL
Pittsburgh Penguins
Toronto Maple Leafs
St. Louis Blues
San Jose Sharks
IHL
Muskegon Lumberjacks
Albany Choppers
Cleveland Lumberjacks
Peoria Rivermen
San Antonio Dragons
Fort Wayne Komets
Kansas City Blades
AHL
St. John's Maple Leafs
SM-liiga
Lukko
Ilves
RSL
Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Nationality CAN
Born August 9 1966 (1966-08-09) (age 50),
Cornwall, Ontario
NHL Draft 58th overall, 1985
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 1988 – 2004


Bruce Racine (Born August 9, 1966 in Cornwall, Ontario) is a retired professional hockey goaltender who played in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues.

Racine was drafted in the 3rd round, 58th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bruce played his youth hockey in the Ottawa Valley and spent one season in the CJHL with the Hawkesbury Hawks before joining Northeastern University where he was a two-time All-American, He set school records for games played, minutes played and wins leading the Huskies to Beanpot Championships in 1985 and 1988 and a Hockey East Championship in 1988.

After his collegiate career, he signed with Pittsburgh. Racine played with the Penguins farm team the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the IHL, for parts of five seasons (with a break as the starting goaltender for the Albany Choppers). In the 1988–89 season with the Lumberjacks he lead the IHL in wins and shutouts and was named to the league's First All-Star team. In 1991 Racine was recalled to Pittsburgh for the playoffs and dressed for 4 playoff games. Racine was included in the Stanley Cup team picture, and given a Stanley Cup ring. Racine then played under contract for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the AHL for two seasons with the St. John's Maple Leafs.

Racine finally got his chance to play in an NHL game when he signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues in 1995. In the 1995–1996 season he started the year in the minors with the Peoria Rivermen but eventually got the call to backup Grant Fuhr. That year Fuhr set a record by playing in 79 games but coach Mike Keenan often pulled Fuhr during games, allowing Racine to play in 11 games, posting a 0–3–0 record and a 3.13 GAA. Racine also played in one playoff game after Fuhr was sidelined with an injury.

Racine played another five years in the IHL with the San Antonio Dragons , Fort Wayne Komets, being named the team's MVP both seasons with Fort Wayne and setting franchise marks for goaltending. Racine spent one season under contract with the San Jose Sharks playing for the IHL Kansas City Blades. He finished his career playing one season for Lukko Rauma had a brief stint with Metallurg Novokuznetsk and 2 seasons for Ilves Tampere in Finland. He retired after the 2002–2003 season.

After retirement, he was an assistant coach at Northeastern University in the 2004–2005 season, and now lives in the St. Louis area, where he operates Racine Goalie Academy.

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