Straight out of high school, TOM BARRASSO joined the Buffalo Sabres in 1983-84 and proceeded to win the CALDER TROPHY as Best Rookie, the Vezina Trophy as Best Goaltender and was chosen for the NHL's First All-Star Team. Pretty remarkable considering he was just 18 years of age, and this feat had only been accomplished by goaltending legends Frank Brimsek and Tony Esposito prior to BARRASSO. Detroit's Steve Yzerman was runner-up in the CALDER balloting. TOM was born March 31, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts. Drafted fifth overall in 1983, BARRASSO had what ordinarily would be considered a career year in his rookie season, winning 26 games, losing 12 and tying three in his 42 games played. His goals-against average was 2.22 in 1983-84 as he led the Sabres to a second place finish in the Adams Division of the Prince of Wales Conference.