John Vanbiesbrouck

John Vanbiesbrouck Wiki/Biography

John Vanbiesbrouck, a former player and current professional ice hockey executive from the United States, goes by the nicknames “The Beezer” and “JVB.” John Vanbiesbrouck was inducted as a goalie into the American Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.

John Vanbiesbrouck, a well-known hockey player, was born in the US. NHL Hall of Fame goalie who was recognized as one of the finest Rangers players of all time and helped the New York Rangers set numerous records. According to astrologers, John Vanbiesbrouck was born a Virgo.

He was born on September 4, 1963. His age is 59 years old as of 2023.

He was brought up alongside his two older brothers in Detroit, Michigan. Vanbiesbrouck grew up as the youngest of three brothers. Between 1974 and 1977, Frank, the eldest of the siblings, played goalie for three junior-A hockey seasons. His other sibling, Julian, played left wing for the University of Michigan and briefly played for the Toledo Goaldiggers of the IHL. When Frank Vanbiesbrouck played for the Rangers, he struggled with severe depression and had suicidal thoughts. During this time, John made an effort to stay in touch with Frank by calling him every day and taking sporadic trips away from the team to visit him while he was traveling. Frank attempted suicide but died in 1993. Vanbiesbrouck described how he “felt extremely empty” after Frank died and how his passing was “devastating,” but he also said that his Christian faith and the Bible had helped him get through the tough time.

What is the net worth of John Vanbiesbrouck?

John Vanbiesbrouck is one of the richest and most well-liked hockey players. According to our research of information from sources like Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, John Vanbiesbrouck’s net worth is around $1.5 million.

Quick Facts of John Vanbiesbrouck

Full Name John Vanbiesbrouck
Occupation Hockey Player
Age 59
Date of Birth September 4, 1963
Place of Birth Detroit, MI
Star Sign Virgo
Country United States
Gender Male
Height 1.73 m (5′ 8″)
Weight 79.38 kg (175 lbs)
Marital Status Married
Girlfriend/Wife Rosalinde
Children 4
Net Worth  $1.5 million


Vanbiesbrouck started playing for the Rangers full-time in the 1984–85 campaign. He participated in 42 games, and his goals-against average (GAA) was 4.20. The following year, Vanbiesbrouck had a breakout campaign, playing in 61 games and recording a career-high 31 victories. The 31 wins were the basis for all but five of the Rangers’ triumphs throughout the regular season. In the opening round of the playoffs, he led the Rangers to an unexpected victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Then he triumphed over a Washington Capitals team that had 107 points at the end of the regular season. The Montreal Canadiens, who eventually won the Stanley Cup, defeated the Rangers in the Conference Finals. In the off-season, Vanbiesbrouck signed a new three-year contract with the Rangers and won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender. He was also chosen for the First Team NHL All-Star. He struggled to improve on his performance the next season, playing in 50 games and only winning 18 of them while losing 20 of them.
In 1985, he participated in the IIHF World Championships as a member of Team USA. Vanbiesbrouck defeated three of the top three teams in the world (Canada, the Czech Republic, and Sweden) with a record of 6-3-0. He later thought back on how those three victories gave him the confidence to excel in the NHL. The Americans had the second seed after the opening round. Despite their inability to win any games in the championship, they finished the competition in fourth place. Vanbiesbrouck was chosen on an individual basis for the Second All-Star team.

Two years later, he took part in his second World Championship. Team USA finished in seventh place with a 2-5-0 record, just one step above Division I. He failed to duplicate his prior success. In 1987, Vanbiesbrouck participated in the Canada Cup and finished with a record of 2-2-0 and a 2.25 GAA. The United States finished sixth despite having the lowest GAA in the competition. He competed in two more World Championships in 1989 and 1991, coming in at 1-2-1 and 3-4-2, respectively, as the United States advanced to sixth place in 1989 and came very close to winning a medal in 1991 by coming in at fourth.

Vanbiesbrouck was chosen for the 1991 Canada Cup squad, although during the event, he largely acted as Mike Richter’s backup. He took part in just one game, where he defeated Finland 4-3. When Canada defeated the United States 2-0 in the best-of-three final, the United States finished the Canada Cup in second place. He was chosen for the 1996 World Cup of Hockey squad, but due to a small cartilage rupture in his right shoulder that required offseason repair, he was unable to take part in the victory for the United States.

Vanbiesbrouck suffered a tooth break and a non-displaced fracture to his lower jaw after being struck by a puck under his mask during a practice before to the 1987–88 season. He was fortunate that the damage did not need that his mouth to be wired shut because the following day he was able to return to practice. He participated in 56 games, winning 27, with no negative effects from the injury. On June 13, 1988, when Vanbiesbrouck was sitting down, a glass coffee table broke, lacerated his ulnar nerve, and three tendons, and caused nerve damage to his left wrist.

He was sitting at the table setting up camera gear for the birth of his first child. The glass fractured under him as he braced himself for the fall, slashing his wrist. Vanbiesbrouck required five hours of microsurgery to remove the glass from his wrist and address the nerve and tendon damage. He recovered, though, and showed up three months after his first four to six-month absence at the Rangers preseason training camp. He once more played in 56 games, increasing his overall win total to 28.

Vanbiesbrouck was forced to share the starting goaltender duties with Mike Richter when the Rangers struggled in the first few weeks of January in 1989-1990. Richter had just been called up. Throughout the playoffs, head coach Roger Neilson employed a strategy including a switch between the two goalies. In the first round of the playoffs, the New York Rangers defeated the New York Islanders; however, in the second round, they were upset by the Washington Capitals. The opposite was true for Vanbiesbrouck, who had a 2-3 record, a 3.02 GAA, and a.902 save percentage.


F. W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy winner in 1981 for the best rookie goals against average in the NHL.

selected for the OHL Second All-Star team in 1983.

selected for the CHL First All-Star Team in 1984.

Terry Sawchuk Trophy winner in 1984 (tied with Ron Scott).

Tommy Ivan, who split the 1984 CHL Most Valuable Player Award with Bruce Affleck, won the honor.

Selection to the 1986 NHL First All-Star Team.

Vezina Trophy winner in 1986.

Steven McDonald (whom Kelly Kisio shared the award with) was the recipient of the Extra Effort Award in 1990.

Second All-Star Team pick for the 1994 NHL.

participated in the 1994, 1996, and 1997 National Hockey League All-Star Games.

Become just the second American and the 15th goaltender in NHL history to record 300 victories.

His induction into the American Hockey Hall of Fame took place in October 2007.


The New York Rangers hold the record for the most assists a goalkeeper has ever received in a single season.

holds the New York Rangers record for the most assists in a goalkeeper’s career.

Has the NHL record for the second-most victories among American-born goalies.

Family, Wife, Relationship

When he was a member of the Flyers, Vanbiesbrouck lived in Moorestown, New Jersey, with his family. Together with his wife Rosalinde, he has four boys. Their oldest child was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) when he was five years old. To raise funds and raise public awareness for children with ADD, Vanbiesbrouck founded the Vanbiesbrouck Foundation for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder. But after he left Florida through free agency, the foundation was shut down, and the program’s goal was changed to provide information on a South Florida basis. Vanbiesbrouck also serves as the illustrious patron of a golf outing that benefits the Alan T. Brown Foundation for the Cure of Paralysis. He returned to his home state of Michigan once his playing career came to an end.

Physical Appearance (Height, Weight)

He stands at 5 feet, 8 inches. He is about 79 kg in weight. He has gorgeous, warm black eyes, and his hair is black. His clothing size, shoe size, biceps size, chest, waist, and hip measurements are all unknown.

Interesting Statistics

Before using a racial insult on one of the players, he briefly coached minor hockey teams after leaving the NHL.

He helped the Florida Panthers defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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