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'''Timothy James Thomas, Jr.''' (born April 15, 1974) is an American professional [[ice hockey]] [[goaltender]] with the [[Boston Bruins]] of the [[National Hockey League]] (NHL). Raised in Davison, Michigan, Thomas played [[college hockey]] for the [[University of Vermont]] for four years, from 1993–1997, during which he was drafted 217th overall by the [[Quebec Nordiques]] in the [[1994 NHL Entry Draft]]. He played for several years in the minor leagues and [[Europe]], before making it to the NHL at age 28, with the [[Boston Bruins]]. He finally emerged as the Bruins' starting goaltender at age 32. Thomas was the winner of the [[2008–09 NHL season|2009]] [[Vezina Trophy]] as the league's best goaltender and played as a backup for Team USA in the [[2010 Winter Olympics]] in [[Vancouver]].<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8460703&view=allstar |title = Tim Thomas |publisher = NHL.com| accessdate =March, 30 2010}}</ref> Thomas won the [[Conn Smythe Trophy]] for [[Most Valuable Player]] in the [[2011 Stanley Cup playoffs]]. Winning it, along with the [[Stanley Cup]], at age 37, he became the oldest player and second American-born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in NHL history, after [[Brian Leetch]].<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=566031&navid=DL|NHL|home |title = Thomas caps amazing season with Conn Smythe |publisher = NHL.com| accessdate =June 16, 2011}}</ref> On June 22, 2011, Tim Thomas was awarded the [[Vezina Trophy]] for the second time in his career.
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'''Timothy James Thomas, Jr.''' (born April 15, 1974) is an American professional [[ice hockey]] [[goaltender]] with the [[Boston Bruins]] of the [[National Hockey League]] (NHL). Raised in [[Davison, MI]], Thomas played [[college hockey]] for the [[University of Vermont]] for four years, from 1993–1997, during which he was drafted 217th overall by the [[Quebec Nordiques]] in the [[1994 NHL Entry Draft]]. He played for several years in the minor leagues and [[Europe]], before making it to the NHL at age 28, with the [[Boston Bruins]]. He finally emerged as the Bruins' starting goaltender at age 32. Thomas was the winner of the [[2008–09 NHL season|2009]] [[Vezina Trophy]] as the league's best goaltender and played as a backup for Team USA in the [[2010 Winter Olympics]] in [[Vancouver]].<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8460703&view=allstar |title = Tim Thomas |publisher = NHL.com| accessdate =March, 30 2010}}</ref> Thomas won the [[Conn Smythe Trophy]] for [[Most Valuable Player]] in the [[2011 Stanley Cup playoffs]]. Winning it, along with the [[Stanley Cup]], at age 37, he became the oldest player and second American-born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in NHL history, after [[Brian Leetch]].<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=566031&navid=DL|NHL|home |title = Thomas caps amazing season with Conn Smythe |publisher = NHL.com| accessdate =June 16, 2011}}</ref> On June 22, 2011, Tim Thomas was awarded the [[Vezina Trophy]] for the second time in his career.
   
 
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