His daughter Ashley took part in the Olympic Torch Relay prior to the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. In the relay, she received the torch from her father's friend and former teammate, Penguins' owner Mario Lemieux.
Tom started playing goalie when he was four years old.
He was highly recruited by colleges across the USA and intended to attend Providence College, but turned pro out of high school going directly to the NHL.
Mr. Barrasso was the only Penguins team member to not allow his name to be used in the 1995 movie "Sudden Death".
Tommy holds the Pittsburgh Penguins' goaltending records for most wins, shutouts and games played.
He has more wins (353) than any other US born goaltender in NHL history.
As a part of the 2002 US Olympic team, he earned an Olympic Silver Medal.
He shared the William M. Jennings Trophy with Bob Sauve for the 1984-85 season.
Tom and his wife Megan founded the Ashley Barrasso Cancer Research Foundation to raise money specializing on cancer in children, like their daughter Ashley, who was diagnosed with cancer at 4 years of age, and is now clear of cancer.
He played in the NHL All Star Game in 1985.
He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team for the 1983-84 season.
He was traded by Buffalo to Pittsburgh on November 12, 1988.
He won the NHL's rookie of the year award, the Calder Memorial Trophy, in 1984.
After playing with a number of teams for short stretches late in his career, Mr. Barrasso wanted to retire as a Penguin, so on June 18, 2003 he re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, then announced his retirement.
He currently lives in the Cape Cod area.
He was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round (#5 overall) of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft.
Attended Acton-Boxboro High School in Massachusetts.
He was awarded the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender in 1984.
Since there are four rounds of the NHL playoffs, his record (shared) of 16 post season wins in a single season cannot be broken.
He holds the NHL record for most (career) points scored by a goaltender (48).
Ken Wregget: If you look at the way Tommy's played, he's played as well as he's ever played this season. (1997-98) Maybe he's more intense than some guys, but you have to admire him for putting it on the line.
Darren Eliot: (hockey analyst, on Tom Barrasso) Maybe the best ever at handling the puck in his own zone.