Jason Muzzatti

Jason Mark Muzzatti (born February 3, 1970) is a Canadian-Italian former professional ice hockey goaltender, and the current goaltending coach for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Jason Muzzatti
Born (1970-02-03) February 3, 1970
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for NHL
Calgary Flames
Hartford Whalers
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
Eisbären Berlin
Augsburger Panther
Serie A
HCJ Milano Vipers
HC Bolzano
National team  Canada and
NHL Draft 21st overall, 1988
Calgary Flames
Playing career 19932007

Playing career

Muzzatti played four seasons at Michigan State University with a record of 83 wins, 34 losses, and 6 ties. He was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft as the 21st pick in the first round. He joined the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the IHL in 1991. He joined the Flames in 1993 but he had just a short career in Calgary, playing only two games in two seasons. He was claimed on waivers by the Hartford Whalers in 1995 and played 53 games before he was traded to the New York Rangers. He finished his NHL career in 1997–98 with the San Jose Sharks.[1]

Muzzatti joined Deutsche Eishockey Liga side Eisbären Berlin in 1998. He joined Tappara, a Finnish SM-liiga team, one year later before returning to Germany and the Augsburger Panther for one season. In 2001, he moved to Italy to play for Serie A team HC Milano Vipers. Muzzatti became the number one goaltender for Milano. In 2004 Muzzatti was contracted by another Italian top team, Hockey Club Bolzano. Muzzatti was Bolzano's top goalie for two seasons.[1]

In 2006, after 8 seasons in European top leagues, Muzzatti returned to North America and was contracted by Flint Generals of the United Hockey League. Muzzatti played the entire 2006–07 season in Flint Generals after which he retired. He was named the coach of the Generals in 2009.[2]

International career

Despite being born in Canada, and representing the Canadian national team during 1992-93, Muzzatti also holds Italian citizenship and played for the Italian national ice hockey team. He played in the 2006 Winter Olympics, held in Turin, Italy for the host country.

Coaching career

In 2008-09 Muzzatti started as an assistant coach with the Flint Generals of the International Hockey League (IHL). The following season in 2009-10 Muzzatti was hired as head coach of the Generals, and won the IHL Coach of the Year award that year.

Starting with the 2015-16 season, Muzzatti was the goaltending coach for the Michigan State Spartans for four seasons.

On August 13, 2019, Muzzatti was hired as the goaltending coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.[3] He joined the coaching staff of Rod Brind'Amour, a former teammate with the Michigan State Spartan hockey team during the 1988-89 season.


Muzzatti and former NCAA assistant coach Willie Mitchell co-founded Just Goalies, a training camp for young goaltenders.[4] NHL goaltender Ryan Miller credits Muzzatti for aiding his development and considers him a friend.[5]

Awards and honours

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 1987–88 [6]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 1989 [7]
All-CCHA First Team 1989–90 [6]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 1989–90 [8]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 1990 [7]


  1. "Jason Muzzatti player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  2. Flint Generals hire Jason Muzzatti as new head coach
  3. "Muzzatti Named Hurricanes Goaltending Coach". NHL.com. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  4. "Meet Our Instructors | Just Goalies". justgoalies. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  5. "About Just Goalies | Just Goalies". justgoalies. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  6. "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  7. "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  8. "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bryan Deasley
Calgary Flames' first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Trevor Kidd
Preceded by
Paul Connell
CCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
Succeeded by
Peter White
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