American gold medal winning goaltender for the 1980 United States national hockey team who performed admirably in the "Miracle on Ice" game against the heavily favored Soviet Union team.
His amateur career started at Boston University and continued to professional status when he was drafted by the Atlanta Flames.
In the gold medal game of the Lake Placid Olympics, he stopped 36 of the 39 shots he faced.
He was born in North Easton, Massachusetts and was fortunate to be able to play for his home state as a member of the Boston Bruins.
He was portrayed by Eddie Cahill in the 2004 film reenactment of the Miracle on Ice.