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{{Infobox Ice Hockey Player
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|name=Tim Thomas
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| image=Tim thomas.JPG
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| image_caption = Thomas in January 2008
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| image_size=240px
 
| team=[[Boston Bruins]]
 
| team=[[Boston Bruins]]
 
| former_teams = '''[[SM-liiga|SM-l]]'''<br />[[Jokerit]]<br />[[Kärpät]]<br />[[HIFK (ice hockey)|HIFK]]<br />'''[[Elitserien|SEL]]'''<br />[[AIK Hockey|AIK]]
 
| former_teams = '''[[SM-liiga|SM-l]]'''<br />[[Jokerit]]<br />[[Kärpät]]<br />[[HIFK (ice hockey)|HIFK]]<br />'''[[Elitserien|SEL]]'''<br />[[AIK Hockey|AIK]]
 
| league = [[National Hockey League|NHL]]
 
| league = [[National Hockey League|NHL]]
| position = [[Goaltender]]
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| position = Goaltender
 
| catches = Left
 
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| height_ft = 5
 
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| weight_lb = 201
 
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| ntl_team = United States
 
| ntl_team = United States
| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|1974|4|15|mf=y}}
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| birth_date = {{birth date and age|1974|4|15|mf=y}}
| birth_place = [[Flint, Michigan|Davison]], [[Michigan]], [[United States]]
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| birth_place = [[Flint, Michigan|Flint]], [[Michigan|MI]], [[United States|USA]]
 
| draft = 217th overall
 
| draft = 217th overall
 
| draft_year = 1994
 
| draft_year = 1994
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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.
{{MedalSport | Men's [[Ice hockey at the Winter Olympics|ice hockey]]}}
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{{MedalCountry | the {{USA}} }}
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== Personal life ==
{{MedalCompetition|[[Olympic Games]]}}
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Thomas grew up around Amityville, a suburb of Flint, and graduated from Davison High School. In order to pay for his hockey tournaments, his parents Tim Sr. and Kathy sold their wedding rings.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/sports/hockey/tim-thomas-makes-a-jubilant-return-home.html?pagewanted=all]</ref>
{{MedalSilver| [[2010 Winter Olympics|2010 Vancouver]] |[[Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's tournament|Tournament]]}}
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{{MedalCompetition|[[World Ice Hockey Championships|World Championships]]}}
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Thomas and wife Melissa<ref>{{cite news| url=http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/24/tim-thomas-all-star-its-funny-even-hearing-it-to-my-ears/ | work=The New York Times | first=Jeff Z. | last=Klein | title=Tim Thomas, All-Star: "It's Funny Even Hearing It to My Ears" | date=January 24, 2008}}</ref> have three children: daughters Kiley, born August 2000 and Kelsey, born May 2005, and son Keegan, born September 2006.<ref>http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:JzDuilGOw74J:pressbox.teamusa.org/Publications/2010%2520U.S.%2520Olympic%2520Team%2520Fact%2520Sheet.doc+%22brian+rafalski%22+%22son+evan%22&hl=en&gl=ca&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESg3fxZZ86tdGVwEUFs1HJ5GzyZjiUNCTcp3dKZ0kYyfoAtt5wyt-bi9mHsYR8bamPeXY7Xx_bU61nj2b83EvRU51cg4V0SUXfWLi4E2Q1ljyALdyUESzNT2JKx3M_AU0wmSCpek&sig=AHIEtbSpCpWd2F8m8BQKGtelyzqFr-_hwQ</ref>
{{MedalBronze|[[1996 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|1996]] [[Austria]]|}}
 
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'''Timothy Thomas, Jr.''' (born April 15, 1974), nicknamed ''The Tank'', is an [[United States|American]] professional [[ice hockey]] [[goaltender]] for the [[Boston Bruins]] of the [[National Hockey League]] (NHL) and an Olympian. Raised in [[Flint, 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 emerging as the [[Boston Bruins]]' starting goaltender. Thomas is a two-time [[NHL All-Star Game|NHL All-Star]], was the winner of the [[2008–09 NHL season|2009]] [[Vezina Trophy]] as the league's best goaltender, and played 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>
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Thomas is bilingual, having learned Finnish while playing in Finland.
   
 
==Playing career==
 
==Playing career==
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===College hockey===
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Thomas played four seasons (1993–97) of [[college hockey]] for the [[University of Vermont]], posting an 81–43–15 record to go with a 2.70 GAA and .924 save percentage. He ranks third in the [[NCAA Division I#Division I Ice Hockey|NCAA Division I]] record book in career saves (3,950). He led the nation in save percentage in 1996 (.924) and helped UVM's Catamounts to NCAA tournament appearances in his final two seasons, including a berth in the 1996 [[NCAA Frozen Four]] (a program first).<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/012209aaa.html |title=On Ice: Fantastic Four |accessdate=2009-01-22 |author=Bo Rottenborn |work=NCAA.com |publisher= |date=2009-01-22 }}</ref> He was a two-time All-[[ECAC Hockey|ECAC Conference]] selection and a two-time [[National Collegiate Athletics Association|NCAA]] East All-American.<ref name=goalies/> He ranks first all-time amongst Vermont goalies in games played (140), wins (81) and saves (3,950). At Vermont, Thomas played on the same team as [[Tampa Bay Lightning]] right wing [[Martin St. Louis]].
   
Thomas played four seasons (1993–97) of [[college hockey]] for the [[University of Vermont]], posting an 81-43-15 record to go with a 2.70 GAA and .924 save percentage and remains third in the [[NCAA Division I#Division I Ice Hockey|NCAA Division I]] record book in career saves (3,950). He led the nation in save percentage in 1996 (.924) and helped the Catamounts to NCAA tournament appearances in his final two seasons, including a berth in the 1996 [[NCAA Frozen Four]] (a program first).<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/012209aaa.html |title=On Ice: Fantastic Four |accessdate=2009-01-22 |author=Bo Rottenborn |work=NCAA.com |publisher= |date=2009-01-22 }}</ref> He was a two-time All-[[ECAC Hockey|ECAC Conference]] selection and a two-time [[National Collegiate Athletics Association|NCAA]] East All-American.<ref name=goalies/> He ranks first all-time amongst Vermont goalies in games played (140), wins (81), and saves (3,950). After his freshman year, Thomas was drafted 217th overall by the [[Quebec Nordiques]] in the [[1994 NHL Entry Draft]].
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===Early pro years===
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Completing his four-year tenure at Vermont, Thomas played briefly for the [[Birmingham Bulls]] of the [[East Coast Hockey League]] (ECHL) and [[Houston Aeros]] of the [[International Hockey League (1945–2001)|International Hockey League]] (IHL) in 1997–98, before transferring overseas mid-season to [[HIFK (ice hockey)|HIFK]] of the Finnish [[SM-Liiga]]. Thomas played 18 games with a [[save percentage]] of .947 as the team advanced through the playoffs to defeat [[Ilves (ice hockey)|Ilves]] in the finals and win the [[Kanada-malja|Finnish championship]]. After signing with the [[Edmonton Oilers]] on June 4, 1998,<ref name=goalies>{{cite web|title=Tim Thomas|url=http://www.hockeygoalies.org/bio/thomast.html|accessdate=2009-03-02|publisher=HockeyGoalies}}</ref> Thomas initially moved to the [[American Hockey League|AHL]] the following season with the [[Hamilton Bulldogs]], where he played 15 games, before again transferring to HIFK. Thomas recorded a .917 save percentage in 14 games as HIFK made it to the league finals once more but finished as runners-up to [[TPS (ice hockey)|TPS]].
   
Completing his four-year tenure with Vermont, Thomas played briefly for the [[Birmingham Bulls]] of the [[East Coast Hockey League]] (ECHL) and [[Houston Aeros]] of the [[International Hockey League (1945–2001)|International Hockey League]] (IHL) in 1997–98, before transferring overseas mid-season to [[HIFK (ice hockey)|HIFK]] of the [[SM-Liiga]]. Thomas played 18 games with a [[save percentage]] of .947 as the team advanced through the playoffs to defeat [[Ilves (ice hockey)|Ilves]] in the finals and win the [[Kanada-malja|Finnish championship]]. After signing with the [[Edmonton Oilers]] on June 4, 1998,<ref name=goalies>{{citeweb|title=Tim Thomas|url=http://www.hockeygoalies.org/bio/thomast.html|accessdate=2009-03-02|publisher=HockeyGoalies}}</ref> Thomas initially returned to the AHL the following season with the [[Hamilton Bulldogs]], where he played 15 games, before again transferring to HIFK. Thomas recorded a .917 save percentage in 14 games as HIFK made it to the league finals once more but finished as runners-up to [[TPS (ice hockey)|TPS]].
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In 1999–2000, Thomas returned once again to North America to play for the [[Detroit Vipers]] of the IHL, then spent the next season with [[AIK Hockey|AIK]] of [[Sweden]]'s [[Elitserien]]. In [[2001–02 NHL season|2001]], #30 Thomas joined the [[Boston Bruins]] organization, but chose to continue playing in Europe, spending his first full SM-liiga season in 2001–02 with [[Kärpät]] of [[Oulu]]. Although the team didn't get far in the playoffs, Thomas played a successful season of 32 games with a .925 save percentage.
   
In 1999–00, Thomas returned once again to North America to play for the [[Detroit Vipers]] of the IHL, then spent the next season with [[AIK Hockey|AIK]] of the [[Elitserien]]. Thomas was very popular among the fans and was an important factor for bringing the team to the playoffs for the first time in four years. During regular season, Thomas played 43 games with a save percentage of .918.
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===AHL seasons, NHL debut===
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Beginning in [[2002–03 AHL season|2002–03]], Thomas played his initial two seasons with Boston's AHL affiliate, the [[Providence Bruins]]. He made his [[National Hockey League]] (NHL) debut with the Bruins during the [[2002–03 NHL season|2002–03 season]], appearing in four games total, with a .907 save percentage and a 3–1 record. Thomas recorded his first NHL win in his league debut with the Bruins on October 19, 2002, in a 31-save, 4–3 win against the [[Edmonton Oilers]].<ref name=goalies/>
   
In [[2001–02 NHL season|2001]], Thomas joined the [[Boston Bruins]] organization, but chose to continue playing in Europe, spending his first full SM-liiga season in 2001–02 with [[Kärpät]]. Although the team didn't get far in the playoffs, Thomas played a successful season of 32 games with a .925 save percentage. Beginning in [[2002–03 AHL season|2002–03]], Thomas played his initial two seasons with Boston's AHL affiliate, the [[Providence Bruins]]. He made his [[National Hockey League]] (NHL) debut with the Bruins during the [[2002–03 NHL season|2002–03 season]], appearing in four games total, with a .907 save percentage and a 3-1 record. Thomas recorded his first NHL win in his league debut with the Bruins on October 19, 2002, in a 31-save, 4–3 win against the [[Edmonton Oilers]].<ref name=goalies/>
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===Return to Finland===
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As a result of the one-season duration [[2004–05 NHL lockout|NHL lockout]] in North America, in 2004–05 Thomas joined [[Jokerit]] of the SM-Liiga, his fourth stint in [[Finland]]. He played in all games of the season except one, 54 games in total, and racked up a league-high .946 save percentage. He also surpassed the previous record of 13 [[shutout]]s in the league by achieving 15 shutouts during the regular season. Thomas continued to perform in the playoffs, where he played 12 games with a .938 save percentage. The team was unable to defeat Kärpät in the finals, however, and Thomas was awarded his second silver medal in the SM-liiga. He received the [[Lasse Oksanen trophy]] (as the league's best player) and the [[Kultainen kypärä]] award (as the league's best player award as voted by the players), becoming the first [[Jokerit]] player to win the award since [[Teemu Selänne]].
   
In 2004–05, Thomas joined [[Jokerit]] of the SM-Liiga, his fourth stint in Finland. He played in all games of the season except one, 54 games in total, and racked up a league-high .946 save percentage. He also surpassed the previous record of 13 [[shutout]]s in the league by achieving 15 shutouts during the regular season. Thomas continued to perform in the playoffs, where he played 12 games with a .938 save percentage. The team was unable to defeat Kärpät in the finals, however, and Thomas was awarded his second silver medal in the SM-liiga. He received the [[Lasse Oksanen trophy]] (as the league's best player) and the [[Kultainen kypärä]] award (as the league's best player award as voted by the players), becoming the first [[Jokerit]] player to win the award since [[Teemu Selänne]].
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===Boston Bruins===
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====2005-2006====
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In August 2005, Thomas signed to play with Jokerit for the 2005–06 season, but his contract included an NHL option and on September 14, one day before the regular season in the SM-liiga started, Thomas announced he had signed with the Boston Bruins, leaving Jokerit with rookie goaltender [[Joonas Hallikainen]] as their sole goaltender. Eventually Jokerit used three North American goaltenders ([[Karl Goehring]], [[Steve Passmore]] and [[Tom Askey]]) that season but missed the playoffs.
   
In August 2005, Thomas signed on to play with Jokerit for the 2005–06 season, but his contract included an NHL option, and on September 14, one day before the regular season in the SM-liiga started, Thomas announced he had signed with the Boston Bruins, leaving Jokerit with rookie goaltender [[Joonas Hallikainen]] as their sole goaltender. Eventually Jokerit used three North American goaltenders ([[Karl Goehring]], [[Steve Passmore]] and [[Tom Askey]]) that season but missed the playoffs. When he returned to North America, he was assigned to Providence of the AHL out of training camp. However, as Boston suffered injuries to their two goalies [[Andrew Raycroft]] and [[Hannu Toivonen]], Thomas earned his first call-up to the NHL in 3 years and took over as the Bruins starting goalie, with a 12–13–7 record, 2.77 [[goals against average]] (GAA), .917 save percentage, and his first NHL [[shutout]] to complete the [[2005–06 NHL season|2005–06 season]]. As a result, Thomas was awarded the Boston Bruins 7th Player Award, voted by the fans as having gone beyond expectations. In the off-season, Thomas was re-signed by the Bruins to a 3-year deal.
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When he returned to North America, he was assigned to Providence of the AHL out of training camp. However, as Boston suffered injuries to their two goalies [[Andrew Raycroft]] and [[Hannu Toivonen]], Thomas earned his first call-up to the NHL in three years and took over as the Bruins starting goalie, completing the [[2005–06 NHL season|2005–06 season]] with a 12–13–7 record, 2.77 [[goals against average]] (GAA), .917 save percentage and his first NHL [[shutout]]. As a result, Thomas was awarded the Boston Bruins 7th Player Award, voted by the fans as having gone beyond expectations. In the off-season, Thomas was re-signed by the Bruins to a three-year deal.
   
Although Boston's previous starter, [[Andrew Raycroft]] was traded to the [[Toronto Maple Leafs]] in the off-season, Thomas began the [[2006–07 NHL season|2006–07 season]] as the Bruins' backup, behind [[Hannu Toivonen]] instead. However, as Toivonen struggled, Thomas was again promoted as the Bruins' starting goaltender, posting a 30–29–4 record with a .904 save percentage. He won the 7th Player Award for the second consecutive season and became the first goalie in team history to win the award twice.
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====2006-2008====
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Although Boston's previous starter, [[Andrew Raycroft]], was traded to the [[Toronto Maple Leafs]] in the off-season, Thomas began the [[2006–07 NHL season|2006–07 season]] as the Bruins' backup, behind [[Hannu Toivonen]] instead. However, as Toivonen struggled, Thomas was again promoted as the Bruins' starting goaltender, eventually posting a 30–29–4 record with a .904 save percentage. He won the 7th Player Award for the second consecutive season and became the first goalie in team history to win the award twice.
   
During the summer of 2007 Thomas began a [[Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine|yoga]]-based physical conditioning program to increase his flexibility and strength, a concept that would greatly increase his abilities during the [[2007–08 NHL season]] and onwards.<ref>{{citeweb|title=Tim Thomas: Boston's yoga bear|url=http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/11427-Double-OT-Tim-Thomas-Bostons-yoga-bear.html|publisher=''[[The Hockey News]]''}}</ref>
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During the summer of 2007, Thomas began a yoga-based physical conditioning program to increase his flexibility and strength, a concept that would greatly increase his abilities during the [[2007–08 NHL season]] and onwards.<ref>{{cite web|title=Tim Thomas: Boston's yoga bear|url=http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/11427-Double-OT-Tim-Thomas-Bostons-yoga-bear.html|publisher=''[[The Hockey News]]''}}</ref>
 
 
[[File:TimThomasStretching.jpg|225px|Right|thumb|]]
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[[File:TimThomasStretching.jpg|Right|thumb|Thomas stretching prior to a game in November 2008]]
On July 1, 2007, the Bruins acquired goaltender [[Emmanuel Fernandez|Manny Fernandez]] from the [[Minnesota Wild]], and later traded Thomas' previous backup, Toivonen, to the [[St. Louis Blues (ice hockey)|St. Louis Blues]]. Many hockey analysts presumed that Thomas would support Fernandez as a backup goaltender once again for the [[2007–08 NHL season|2007–08 season]].{{Citation needed|date=November 2008}} However, as Fernandez went down to injury early in the season, Thomas seized the opportunity and once again emerged as the Bruins' starting goalie. He was selected to his first [[National Hockey League All-Star Game|NHL All-Star Game]] on January 22, 2008 as a replacement for [[Martin Brodeur]] and played in the third period of the game, stopping 14 of 18 shots. Thomas was attributed the win, as the Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 8-7.
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On July 1, 2007, the Bruins acquired goaltender [[Emmanuel Fernandez|Manny Fernandez]] from the [[Minnesota Wild]] and later traded Thomas' previous backup, Toivonen, to the [[St. Louis Blues (ice hockey)|St. Louis Blues]]. Many hockey analysts presumed that Thomas would support Fernandez as a backup goaltender once again for the [[2007–08 NHL season|2007–08 season]]. However, as Fernandez went down to injury early in the season, Thomas seized the opportunity and once again emerged as the Bruins' starting goalie. He was selected for his first [[National Hockey League All-Star Game|NHL All-Star Game]] on January 22, 2008 as a replacement for [[Martin Brodeur]] and played in the third period of the game, stopping 14 of 18 shots. Thomas was credited with the win, as the Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 8–7.
   
Early in the [[2008–09 NHL season|2008–09 season]], Thomas became the first Bruins goalie to record back-to-back shutouts since [[Byron Dafoe]] in [[1998–99 NHL season|1999]], winning 1-0 games against the [[Edmonton Oilers]] on October 27, 2008 and the [[Vancouver Canucks]] on October 28.<ref>{{citeweb|title=Thomas records second straight shutout; Bruins top Vancouver 1-0|url=http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5ihhqVdBxe7wlfxQe2fHGVEPb2jew|accessdate=2008-11-03|date=2008-10-28|publisher=[[Canadian Press]]}}</ref> His overall shutout streak came to end the next game at 154:43 minutes in against the [[Calgary Flames]] on October 30.<ref>{{citeweb|title=October was a month of highlights|url=http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=390289|accessdate=2008-11-03|publisher=[[National Hockey League]]}}</ref> In late November, Thomas missed a few games due to an illness. He was chosen to play in his second [[57th National Hockey League All-Star Game|All-Star Game]] in 2009, and was once again the winning goaltender for the Eastern Conference, beating the Western Conference 12–11 in a shootout (the first time the All-Star Game required the tie-breaker since 2005).<ref name=NHLPA/> A month later, on February 26, 2009, Thomas recorded his 100th NHL win, in a 6–0 shutout against [[Anaheim Ducks]].<ref name=NHLPA>{{cite web |url= http://www.nhlpa.com/News/Headlines/87763886-545D-4E91-8AF8-43971D67FAAF/Tim-Thomas-Making-Memories-At-Fenway |title = Tim Thomas: Making Memories at Fenway |publisher = NHLPA.com| accessdate =March, 30 2010}}</ref>
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Early in the [[2008–09 NHL season|2008–09 season]], Thomas became the first Bruins goalie to record back-to-back shutouts since [[Byron Dafoe]] in [[1998–99 NHL season|1999]], winning 1–0 games against the [[Edmonton Oilers]] on October 27, 2008 and the [[Vancouver Canucks]] on October 28.<ref>{{cite web|title=Thomas records second straight shutout; Bruins top Vancouver 1–0|url=http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5ihhqVdBxe7wlfxQe2fHGVEPb2jew|accessdate=2008-11-03|date=2008-10-28|publisher=[[Canadian Press]]}}</ref> His overall shutout streak came to end the next game at 154:43 minutes against the [[Calgary Flames]] on October 30.<ref>{{cite web|title=October was a month of highlights|url=http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=390289|accessdate=2008-11-03|publisher=[[National Hockey League]]}}</ref> In late November, Thomas missed a few games due to an illness. He was chosen to play in his second [[57th National Hockey League All-Star Game|All-Star Game]] in 2009 and was once again the winning goaltender for the Eastern Conference, beating the Western Conference 12–11 in a shootout (the first time the All-Star Game required the tie-breaker since 2005).<ref name=NHLPA/> A month later, on February 26, 2009, Thomas recorded his 100th NHL win, in a 6–0 shutout against the [[Anaheim Ducks]].<ref name=NHLPA>{{cite web |url= http://www.nhlpa.com/News/Headlines/87763886-545D-4E91-8AF8-43971D67FAAF/Tim-Thomas-Making-Memories-At-Fenway |title = Tim Thomas: Making Memories at Fenway |publisher = NHLPA.com| accessdate =March, 30 2010}}</ref>
   
On April 2, 2009 Thomas agreed to a four-year extension with the Bruins, through to the [[2012–13 NHL season|2012–13 season]]. The contract will see him make $6 million the first two seasons, then $5 million and $3 million the final two seasons for an average annual salary of $5 million.<ref>{{cite news |url= http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/2009/04/thomas_inks_new.html |title = Thomas's deal: four years, $20 million |publisher = Boston.com by [[Kevin Paul Dupont]], [[Boston Globe]] Staff April 3, 2009| accessdate =March, 30 2010 | date=April 3, 2009}}</ref> Two days later, on April 4, he posted his career-high fifth shutout of the season in a 1–0 win against the [[New York Rangers]], clinching top spot in the [[Eastern Conference (NHL)|Eastern Conference]], Boston's first title since [[2001–02 NHL season|2001–02]].<ref>{{Citeweb|title=Bruins clinch No. 1 spot in NHL East|url=http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/04/04/sp-rangers-bruins.html|accessdate=2009-04-04|date=2009-04-04}}</ref> His strong play allowed the Bruins to sweep the [[Montreal Canadiens]] in the first round of the [[2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs]], but the Bruins bowed out to the [[Carolina Hurricanes]] in seven games in Round 2.
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====2008-2010====
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On April 2, 2009 Thomas agreed to a four-year extension with the Bruins, through the [[2012–13 NHL season|2012–13 season]]. The contract will see him make $6 million the first two seasons, then $5 million and $3 million the final two seasons for an average annual salary of $5 million.<ref>{{cite news |url= http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/2009/04/thomas_inks_new.html |title = Thomas's deal: four years, $20 million |publisher = Boston.com by [[Kevin Paul Dupont]], [[Boston Globe]] Staff April 3, 2009| accessdate =March, 30 2010 | date=April 3, 2009}}</ref> Two days later, on April 4, he posted his career-high fifth shutout of the season in a 1–0 win against the [[New York Rangers]], clinching the top spot in the [[Eastern Conference (NHL)|Eastern Conference]], Boston's first title since [[2001–02 NHL season|2001–02]].<ref>{{cite news|title=Bruins clinch No. 1 spot in NHL East|url=http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/04/04/sp-rangers-bruins.html|accessdate=2009-04-04|date=2009-04-04 | work=CBC News}}</ref> His strong play allowed the Bruins to sweep the [[Montreal Canadiens]] in the first round of the [[2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs]], but the Bruins bowed out to the [[Carolina Hurricanes]] in seven games in Round 2.
   
 
On June 18, 2009, Thomas was awarded the [[Vezina Trophy]] at the NHL awards, beating out Minnesota Wild netminder [[Niklas Bäckström]] and the Blue Jackets' rookie goaltender [[Steve Mason (ice hockey)|Steve Mason]]. He led the NHL with his 2.10 goals-against average and .933 save percentage.
 
On June 18, 2009, Thomas was awarded the [[Vezina Trophy]] at the NHL awards, beating out Minnesota Wild netminder [[Niklas Bäckström]] and the Blue Jackets' rookie goaltender [[Steve Mason (ice hockey)|Steve Mason]]. He led the NHL with his 2.10 goals-against average and .933 save percentage.
   
Thomas started for the Bruins in the [[2010 Winter Classic|3rd NHL Winter Classic]] on January 1, 2010. The game, held at [[Fenway Park]] in [[Boston]], resulted in a 2-1 overtime victory over the visiting [[Philadelphia Flyers]].
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Thomas started for the Bruins in the [[2010 Winter Classic|3rd NHL Winter Classic]] on January 1, 2010. The game, held at [[Fenway Park]] in [[Boston]], resulted in a 2–1 overtime victory over the visiting [[Philadelphia Flyers]]. But Thomas suffered a drop-off in form during the regular season, posting just a 17–18–8 record, albeit with a still-strong 2.56 GAA. He did not play at all in the playoffs, as [[Tuukka Rask]] played all the games for Boston. The Bruins won their Conference quarter-final series, and led the Philadelphia Flyers three games to none in the Conference semi-final. But Boston then lost the next four games to drop the series; the Flyers became just the third team in NHL history (after the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1975 New York Islanders) to win a series after losing the first three games.
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Named to his third straight [[NHL All-Star Game]] in 2011 – the game was not played in 2010 due to the [[Winter Olympics]] – Thomas became the first goaltender in league history to earn the win in three consecutive All-Star Games.<ref>{{cite news |url= http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/articles/2011/01/30/team_lidstrom_edges_team_staal_11_10/?p1=Well_Sports_links |title = Briere's 2 goals lift Lidstrom NHL All-Stars |publisher = Boston.com by Ira Podell, AP Staff Writer | date=January 30, 2011}}</ref>
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====2010-2011 and Stanley Cup win====
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In the 2010–2011 season, following off-season hip surgery during the summer of 2010, Tim Thomas broke the NHL record for save percentage, beating [[Dominik Hasek]]'s record of .937, with a .938 percentage. On Friday, April 22, 2011, Thomas was named a finalist for the 2010–2011 Vezina Trophy, which he won on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.
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On Friday, May 27, 2011, Thomas posted a shutout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, sending the Boston Bruins to their first Stanley Cup appearance since 1990. In the Finals, Thomas again posted a shutout victory in Game 7 against the Vancouver Canucks. He was selected as the [[Conn Smythe Trophy]] winner, being only the second American-born NHL player to ever win the award, and the first in 17 years. During the Bruins' playoff run, he set the record for most saves in a single postseason with 798 and the most saves in a Stanley Cup series with 238, and broke [[Frank McCool]]'s 66-year old record of fewest goals allowed in a 7-game Stanley Cup Finals, allowing only eight goals total (for an all-time record .967 save percentage in the Stanley Cup Finals). Thomas also became the first goaltender ever to post a shutout in a Game 7 on the road. At 37 years, 62 days, Thomas is the oldest recipient of the Conn Smythe Trophy, the first American-born winner of the trophy since [[Brian Leetch]] in 1994, and the first American-born goaltender to win the award.<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/stanleycup/story/2011/06/15/sp-connsmythe.html |title=Bruins' Thomas wins Conn Smythe award|work=cbc.ca |date= 2011-06-15|accessdate=15 June 2011}}</ref>
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Tim Thomas took the 2012-13 season off due to personal reasons, and should come back for next season.
   
 
==International play==
 
==International play==
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{{MedalTableTop|Thomas2008IIHF.jpg|200px|Thomas during the [[2008 IIHF World Championship]]}}
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{{MedalSport | Men's [[Ice hockey at the Winter Olympics|Ice hockey]]}}
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{{MedalCountry | {{USA}} }}
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{{MedalCompetition|[[Olympic Games]]}}
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{{MedalSilver| [[2010 Winter Olympics|2010 Vancouver]] |[[Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's tournament|Ice Hockey]]}}
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{{MedalCompetition|[[World Ice Hockey Championships|World Championships]]}}
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{{MedalBronze|[[1996 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|1996 Austria]]| Ice Hockey}}
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{{MedalBottom}}
   
During Thomas' [[college hockey|college]] career, with the [[University of Vermont]], he was named to [[United States national men's ice hockey team|Team USA]] twice for the [[World Ice Hockey Championships|World Championships]]. Following his sophomore year, he was chosen for the [[1995 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|1995 World Championships]], but did not appear in any games as the United States finished in sixth place. He was chosen for the tournament for the second consecutive year in [[1996 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|1996]] and made his international debut, playing in 21 minutes for one game, allowing one goal. Thomas picked up his first medal as the United States won bronze.
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During Thomas' [[college hockey|college]] career with the [[University of Vermont]], he was named to [[United States national men's ice hockey team|Team USA]] twice for the [[World Ice Hockey Championships|World Championships]]. Following his sophomore year, he was chosen for the [[1995 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|1995 World Championships]], but did not appear in any games as the United States finished in sixth place. He was chosen for the tournament for the second consecutive year in [[1996 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|1996]] and made his international debut, playing in 21 minutes for one game, allowing one goal. Thomas picked up his first medal as the United States won bronze.
   
Graduated from the college program, Thomas was named to Team USA for the [[1998 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|1998 World Championships]] after his rookie professional season and played his first full international game. However, the United States finished a disappointing twelfth. Thomas would not make another World Championships appearance until [[2005 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|2005]], where was named to Team USA in another limited role, not appearing in any games behind starter [[Rick DiPietro]] as they failed to medal.
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After graduating from the college program, Thomas was named to Team USA for the [[1998 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|1998 World Championships]] following his rookie professional season and played his first full international game. However, the United States finished a disappointing twelfth. Thomas would not make another World Championships appearance until [[2005 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|2005]], where he was named to Team USA in another limited role, not appearing in any games behind starter [[Rick DiPietro]] as they failed to earn a medal.
   
Established as an [[National Hockey League|NHL]] starter following the [[2007–08 NHL season]], Thomas was named to his fifth World Championships in [[2008 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|2008]]. He appeared in three games before suffering a groin injury, splitting starts with [[Robert Esche]] and posted a 1.50 GAA with one shutout against [[Latvia national ice hockey team|Latvia]] in the preliminaries. Team USA finished in sixth.
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Established as an [[National Hockey League|NHL]] starter following the [[2007–08 NHL season]], Thomas was named to his fifth World Championships in [[2008 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|2008]]. He appeared in three games before suffering a groin injury, splitting starts with [[Robert Esche]] and posting a 1.50 GAA with one shutout against [[Latvia national ice hockey team|Latvia]] in the preliminaries. Team USA finished in sixth place.
   
 
On January 1, 2010, Thomas was selected to be a member of the U.S. men's hockey team for the [[Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics|2010 Vancouver Olympics]].
 
On January 1, 2010, Thomas was selected to be a member of the U.S. men's hockey team for the [[Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics|2010 Vancouver Olympics]].
   
On February 26, 2010, Thomas made his Olympic debut in the USA - Finland semifinal, entering the game with approximately 11:30 remaining in the 3rd period and a 6-0 lead. He replaced Ryan Miller to prevent any chance of injury to the American starter.
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On February 26, 2010, Thomas made his Olympic debut in the USA Finland semifinal, entering the game with approximately 11:30 remaining in the 3rd period and a 6–0 lead. He replaced [[Ryan Miller]] to prevent any chance of injury to the American starter.
   
 
==Awards==
 
==Awards==
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*Named to the [[ECAC Hockey|ECAC]] First All-Star Team in 1995 and 1996.
 
*Named to the [[ECAC Hockey|ECAC]] First All-Star Team in 1995 and 1996.
 
*Named to the [[National Collegiate Athletic Association|NCAA]] East All-American Second Team in 1995.
 
*Named to the [[National Collegiate Athletic Association|NCAA]] East All-American Second Team in 1995.
*Named to the NCAA East All-American First Team in 1996.
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*Named to the NCAA East All-American First Team in 1996.
   
 
<small>Source: [http://www.hockeygoalies.org/bio/thomast.html Tim Thomas on HockeyGoalies.org]</small>
 
<small>Source: [http://www.hockeygoalies.org/bio/thomast.html Tim Thomas on HockeyGoalies.org]</small>
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* Awarded the [[Urpo Ylönen trophy]] (best goaltender) in 1998.
 
* Awarded the [[Urpo Ylönen trophy]] (best goaltender) in 1998.
 
* Awarded the [[Kultainen kypärä]] award (best player as voted by the players) in 2005.
 
* Awarded the [[Kultainen kypärä]] award (best player as voted by the players) in 2005.
* Awarded the [[Lasse Oksanen trophy]] (best player) in 2005.
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* Awarded the [[Lasse Oksanen trophy]] (best player) in 2005 - first non-European to win the award.
   
 
'''[[National Hockey League|NHL]]'''
 
'''[[National Hockey League|NHL]]'''
* Played in the [[National Hockey League All-Star Game|All-Star Game]] in [[56th National Hockey League All-Star Game|2008]] and [[57th National Hockey League All-Star Game|2009]].
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* Played in the [[National Hockey League All-Star Game|All-Star Game]] in [[56th National Hockey League All-Star Game|2008]], [[57th National Hockey League All-Star Game|2009]] and [[58th National Hockey League All-Star Game|2011]]
 
*2009 [[William M. Jennings Trophy]] Winner along with teammate Manny Fernandez for fewest goals allowed by team goaltenders
 
*2009 [[William M. Jennings Trophy]] Winner along with teammate Manny Fernandez for fewest goals allowed by team goaltenders
*2009 [[Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award]] Winner for best save percentage amongst NHL goaltenders (minimum 25 games started) - .933
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*2009 [[Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award]] Winner for best save percentage amongst NHL goaltenders (minimum 25 games started) .933
*2009 [[Vezina Trophy]] Winner of the NHL's top goaltender award
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*2009 and 2011 [[Vezina Trophy]] Winner of the NHL's top goaltender award
*Named to the [[NHL All-Star Team|NHL First All-Star Team]] in 2009.
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*Named to the [[NHL All-Star Team|NHL First All-Star Team]] in 2009 and 2011.
*Named as goalie to the USA Olympic Team for the [[2010 Winter Olympics]] in [[Vancouver]].
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*2011 [[Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award]] Winner for best save percentage amongst NHL goaltenders (minimum 25 games started) – .938 (all-time record)
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*2011 [[Conn Smythe Trophy]] winner
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*2011 [[Stanley Cup]] winner
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*First goaltender to win the Stanley Cup, Vezina, and Conn Smythe trophies in the same season since [[Bernie Parent]] for the {{nhly|1974}} season, and Thomas also won the [[Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award]] in the same season as the Stanley Cup, Vezina, and Conn Smythe wins, becoming the first goaltender to accomplish that feat in one season.
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'''Other'''
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*2011 ESPY award winner, [[Best NHL Player ESPY Award|Best NHL Player]]
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*2011 ESPY award winner, [[Best Championship Performance ESPY Award|Best Championship Performance]]
   
 
==Hockey camps==
 
==Hockey camps==
* Tim Thomas runs several ice hockey camps in the Northeast United States during the NHL off-season for both goaltenders and skaters.<ref>[http://www.timthomashockey.com Tim Thomas Hockey - Hockey Camps, Massachusetts Hockey Camp, Boston Bruins Ice Hockey Goalie, Vermont Summer Camp<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref>
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* Tim Thomas runs several ice hockey camps in the Northeast United States during the NHL off-season for both goaltenders and skaters.<ref>[http://www.timthomashockey.com Tim Thomas Hockey Hockey Camps, Massachusetts Hockey Camp, Boston Bruins Ice Hockey Goalie, Vermont Summer Camp<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref>
   
 
==Career statistics==
 
==Career statistics==
 
===Regular season===
 
===Regular season===
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Figures in '''''boldface italics''''' are NHL records.
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{| style="text-align:center; width:95%; border: 0; padding: 0; border-spacing: 0;"
 
{| style="text-align:center; width:95%; border: 0; padding: 0; border-spacing: 0;"
 
|- bgcolor="#e0e0e0"
 
|- bgcolor="#e0e0e0"
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! [[Save percentage|SV%]]
 
! [[Save percentage|SV%]]
 
|-
 
|-
| 1992–93
+
| 1991–92
 
| Davison High School
 
| Davison High School
| Big 9
+
| Michigan High Schools
 
| 27
 
| 27
 
| 18
 
| 18
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|- bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
 
|- bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
 
| 1993–94
 
| 1993–94
| [[University of Vermont]]
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| [[Vermont Catamounts]]
 
| [[National Collegiate Athletic Association|NCAA]]
 
| [[National Collegiate Athletic Association|NCAA]]
 
| 33
 
| 33
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| 12
 
| 12
 
| 6
 
| 6
|
+
| 1864
|
+
| 94
|
+
| 0
|
+
| 3.03
 
| —
 
| —
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 1994–95
 
| 1994–95
| University of Vermont
+
| Vermont Catamounts
 
| NCAA
 
| NCAA
 
| 34
 
| 34
| 19
+
| 18
| 14
+
| 13
 
| 2
 
| 2
|
+
| 2010
|
+
| 90
|
+
| 4
|
+
| 2.69
 
| —
 
| —
 
|- bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
 
|- bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
 
| 1995–96
 
| 1995–96
| University of Vermont
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| Vermont Catamounts
 
| NCAA
 
| NCAA
 
| 37
 
| 37
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|-
 
|-
 
| 1996–97
 
| 1996–97
| University of Vermont
+
| Vermont Catamounts
 
| NCAA
 
| NCAA
 
| 36
 
| 36
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| 2.56
 
| 2.56
 
| .915
 
| .915
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|- bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
  +
| [[2010–11 NHL season|2010–11]]
  +
| Boston Bruins
  +
| NHL
  +
| 57
  +
| 35
  +
| 11
  +
| 9
  +
| 3364
  +
| 112
  +
| 9
  +
| 2.00
  +
! '''''.938'''''
 
|- bgcolor="#e0e0e0"
 
|- bgcolor="#e0e0e0"
 
! colspan="3" | NHL totals
 
! colspan="3" | NHL totals
! 262
+
! 319
! 126
+
! 161
! 91
+
! 102
! 35
+
! 44
! 15068
+
! 18,432
! 655
+
! 767
! 17
+
! 26
! 2.62
+
! 2.50
! .918
+
! .922
 
|}
 
|}
   
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! W
 
! W
 
! L
 
! L
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! OTL
 
! MIN
 
! MIN
 
! GA
 
! GA
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! SV%
 
! SV%
 
|- ALIGN="center"
 
|- ALIGN="center"
| 2001
+
| 1997–98
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| HIFK
  +
| SM-l
  +
| 9
  +
| 9
  +
| 0
  +
| —
  +
| 551
  +
| 14
  +
| 3
  +
| 1.52
  +
| —
  +
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
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| 1998–99
  +
| HIFK
  +
| SM-l
  +
| 11
  +
| 7
  +
| 4
  +
| —
  +
| 658
  +
| 25
  +
| 0
  +
| 2.28
  +
| —
  +
|- ALIGN="center"
  +
| 2000–01
 
| AIK
 
| AIK
 
| SEL
 
| SEL
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| 1
 
| 1
 
| 4
 
| 4
| 300
+
|
  +
| 299
 
| 20
 
| 20
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 4.00
 
| 4.00
| 0.875
+
| .875
 
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
 
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
| [[2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs|2008]]
+
| 2001–02
  +
| Kärpät
  +
| SM-l
  +
| 3
  +
| 1
  +
| 2
  +
| —
  +
| 180
  +
| 12
  +
| 0
  +
| 4.00
  +
| —
  +
|- ALIGN="center"
  +
| 2003–04
  +
| Providence Bruins
  +
| AHL
  +
| 2
  +
| 0
  +
| 2
  +
| —
  +
| 84
  +
| 10
  +
| 0
  +
| 7.13
  +
| —
  +
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
  +
| 2004–05
  +
| Jokerit
  +
| SM-l
  +
| 12
  +
| 8
  +
| 4
  +
| —
  +
| 720
  +
| 22
  +
| 0
  +
| 1.83
  +
| —
  +
|- ALIGN="center"
  +
| 2007–08
 
| Boston Bruins
 
| Boston Bruins
 
| NHL
 
| NHL
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| 3
 
| 3
 
| 4
 
| 4
  +
| 0
 
| 430
 
| 430
 
| 19
 
| 19
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 2.65
 
| 2.65
| 0.914
+
| .914
  +
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
  +
| 2008–09
  +
| Boston Bruins
  +
| NHL
  +
| 11
  +
| 7
  +
| 4
  +
| 0
  +
| 680
  +
| 21
  +
| 1
  +
| 1.85
  +
| .935
  +
|-
 
|- ALIGN="center"
 
|- ALIGN="center"
| [[2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs|2009]]
+
| 2010–11
|Boston Bruins
+
| Boston Bruins
|NHL
+
| NHL
|11
+
| 25
|7
+
| 16
|4
+
| 9
|680
+
| 0
|21
+
| 1542
|1
+
| 51
|1.85
+
| 4
|0.935
+
| 1.98
  +
| .940
 
|-
 
|-
 
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#e0e0e0"
 
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#e0e0e0"
 
! colspan="3" | NHL totals
 
! colspan="3" | NHL totals
! 18
+
! 43
! 10
+
! 26
  +
! 17
  +
| 0
  +
! 2652
  +
! 91
  +
! 5
  +
! 2.06
  +
! .936
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|}
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===International===
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{| border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:95%;"
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|-
  +
! colspan="3" style="background:#fff;"|
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! rowspan="99" style="background:#fff;"|
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|- style="background:#e0e0e0; text-align:center;"
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! Year
  +
! Team
  +
! Event
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! rowspan="99" style="background:#fff;"| &nbsp;
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! GP
  +
! W
  +
! L
  +
! T
  +
! MIN
  +
! GA
  +
! SO
  +
! GAA
  +
|- ALIGN="center"
  +
| [[1996 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|1996]]
  +
| [[United States men's national ice hockey team|United States]]
  +
| [[Ice Hockey World Championships|WC]]
  +
| 1
  +
| —
  +
| —
  +
| —
  +
| 21
  +
| 1
  +
| 0
  +
| 2.86
  +
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
  +
| [[1998 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|1998]]
  +
| United States
  +
| WC
  +
| 1
  +
| 1
  +
| 0
  +
| 0
  +
| 58
  +
| 2
  +
| 0
  +
| 2.06
  +
|- ALIGN="center"
  +
| [[1999 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|1999]]
  +
| United States
  +
| WC
  +
| 2
  +
| —
  +
| —
  +
| —
  +
| 98
  +
| 7
  +
| 0
  +
| 4.25
  +
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
  +
| [[2008 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|2008]]
  +
| United States
  +
| WC
  +
| 3
  +
| —
  +
| —
  +
| —
  +
| 160
  +
| 4
  +
| 1
  +
| 1.50
  +
|- ALIGN="center"
  +
| [[Ice Hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics|2010]]
  +
| United States
  +
| [[Ice hockey at the Olympic Games|Oly]]
  +
| 1
  +
| 0
  +
| 0
  +
| 0
  +
| 12
  +
| 1
  +
| 0
  +
| 5.21
  +
|- style="background:#e0e0e0; text-align:center;"
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! colspan=3 | Senior int'l totals
 
! 8
 
! 8
! 1110
+
!
! 40
+
!
  +
! —
  +
! 349
  +
! 15
 
! 1
 
! 1
! 2.25
+
! 2.58
! 0.925
 
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
{{reflist}}
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{{Reflist}}
 
*{{cite web|url=http://stats.swehockey.se/x/0001/elits/0001/pg000001.htm|title=Elitserien 2000/2001|publisher=[[Swedish Ice Hockey Association]]|accessdate=2008-04-09}}
 
*{{cite web|url=http://stats.swehockey.se/x/0001/elits/0001/pg000001.htm|title=Elitserien 2000/2001|publisher=[[Swedish Ice Hockey Association]]|accessdate=2008-04-09}}
 
*{{cite web|url=http://stats.swehockey.se/x/0001/SMElits/0001/pg000001.htm|title=SM Slutspel Elitserien 2000/2001|publisher=[[Swedish Ice Hockey Association]]|accessdate=2008-04-09}}
 
*{{cite web|url=http://stats.swehockey.se/x/0001/SMElits/0001/pg000001.htm|title=SM Slutspel Elitserien 2000/2001|publisher=[[Swedish Ice Hockey Association]]|accessdate=2008-04-09}}
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*{{eurohockey|3965|Tim Thomas}}
 
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{{succession box | before = [[Jani Hurme]] | title = Winner of the [[Urpo Ylönen trophy]] | years = 1997–98 | after = [[Miikka Kiprusoff]]}}
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Latest revision as of 22:03, February 7, 2013

Tim Thomas
Tim thomas
Thomas in January 2008
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
201 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Boston Bruins
SM-l
Jokerit
Kärpät
HIFK
SEL
AIK
Born April 15 1974 (1974-04-15) (age 46),
Flint, MI, USA
NHL Draft 217th overall, 1994
Quebec Nordiques
Pro Career 1997 – present


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 2009 Vezina Trophy as the league's best goaltender and played as a backup for Team USA in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[1] 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.[2] On June 22, 2011, Tim Thomas was awarded the Vezina Trophy for the second time in his career.

Personal life Edit

Thomas grew up around Amityville, a suburb of Flint, and graduated from Davison High School. In order to pay for his hockey tournaments, his parents Tim Sr. and Kathy sold their wedding rings.[3]

Thomas and wife Melissa[4] have three children: daughters Kiley, born August 2000 and Kelsey, born May 2005, and son Keegan, born September 2006.[5]

Thomas is bilingual, having learned Finnish while playing in Finland.

Playing careerEdit

College hockeyEdit

Thomas played four seasons (1993–97) of college hockey for the University of Vermont, posting an 81–43–15 record to go with a 2.70 GAA and .924 save percentage. He ranks third in the NCAA Division I record book in career saves (3,950). He led the nation in save percentage in 1996 (.924) and helped UVM's Catamounts to NCAA tournament appearances in his final two seasons, including a berth in the 1996 NCAA Frozen Four (a program first).[6] He was a two-time All-ECAC Conference selection and a two-time NCAA East All-American.[7] He ranks first all-time amongst Vermont goalies in games played (140), wins (81) and saves (3,950). At Vermont, Thomas played on the same team as Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis.

Early pro yearsEdit

Completing his four-year tenure at Vermont, Thomas played briefly for the Birmingham Bulls of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and Houston Aeros of the International Hockey League (IHL) in 1997–98, before transferring overseas mid-season to HIFK of the Finnish SM-Liiga. Thomas played 18 games with a save percentage of .947 as the team advanced through the playoffs to defeat Ilves in the finals and win the Finnish championship. After signing with the Edmonton Oilers on June 4, 1998,[7] Thomas initially moved to the AHL the following season with the Hamilton Bulldogs, where he played 15 games, before again transferring to HIFK. Thomas recorded a .917 save percentage in 14 games as HIFK made it to the league finals once more but finished as runners-up to TPS.

In 1999–2000, Thomas returned once again to North America to play for the Detroit Vipers of the IHL, then spent the next season with AIK of Sweden's Elitserien. In 2001, #30 Thomas joined the Boston Bruins organization, but chose to continue playing in Europe, spending his first full SM-liiga season in 2001–02 with Kärpät of Oulu. Although the team didn't get far in the playoffs, Thomas played a successful season of 32 games with a .925 save percentage.

AHL seasons, NHL debutEdit

Beginning in 2002–03, Thomas played his initial two seasons with Boston's AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut with the Bruins during the 2002–03 season, appearing in four games total, with a .907 save percentage and a 3–1 record. Thomas recorded his first NHL win in his league debut with the Bruins on October 19, 2002, in a 31-save, 4–3 win against the Edmonton Oilers.[7]

Return to FinlandEdit

As a result of the one-season duration NHL lockout in North America, in 2004–05 Thomas joined Jokerit of the SM-Liiga, his fourth stint in Finland. He played in all games of the season except one, 54 games in total, and racked up a league-high .946 save percentage. He also surpassed the previous record of 13 shutouts in the league by achieving 15 shutouts during the regular season. Thomas continued to perform in the playoffs, where he played 12 games with a .938 save percentage. The team was unable to defeat Kärpät in the finals, however, and Thomas was awarded his second silver medal in the SM-liiga. He received the Lasse Oksanen trophy (as the league's best player) and the Kultainen kypärä award (as the league's best player award as voted by the players), becoming the first Jokerit player to win the award since Teemu Selänne.

Boston BruinsEdit

2005-2006Edit

In August 2005, Thomas signed to play with Jokerit for the 2005–06 season, but his contract included an NHL option and on September 14, one day before the regular season in the SM-liiga started, Thomas announced he had signed with the Boston Bruins, leaving Jokerit with rookie goaltender Joonas Hallikainen as their sole goaltender. Eventually Jokerit used three North American goaltenders (Karl Goehring, Steve Passmore and Tom Askey) that season but missed the playoffs.

When he returned to North America, he was assigned to Providence of the AHL out of training camp. However, as Boston suffered injuries to their two goalies Andrew Raycroft and Hannu Toivonen, Thomas earned his first call-up to the NHL in three years and took over as the Bruins starting goalie, completing the 2005–06 season with a 12–13–7 record, 2.77 goals against average (GAA), .917 save percentage and his first NHL shutout. As a result, Thomas was awarded the Boston Bruins 7th Player Award, voted by the fans as having gone beyond expectations. In the off-season, Thomas was re-signed by the Bruins to a three-year deal.

2006-2008Edit

Although Boston's previous starter, Andrew Raycroft, was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the off-season, Thomas began the 2006–07 season as the Bruins' backup, behind Hannu Toivonen instead. However, as Toivonen struggled, Thomas was again promoted as the Bruins' starting goaltender, eventually posting a 30–29–4 record with a .904 save percentage. He won the 7th Player Award for the second consecutive season and became the first goalie in team history to win the award twice.

During the summer of 2007, Thomas began a yoga-based physical conditioning program to increase his flexibility and strength, a concept that would greatly increase his abilities during the 2007–08 NHL season and onwards.[8]

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Thomas stretching prior to a game in November 2008

On July 1, 2007, the Bruins acquired goaltender Manny Fernandez from the Minnesota Wild and later traded Thomas' previous backup, Toivonen, to the St. Louis Blues. Many hockey analysts presumed that Thomas would support Fernandez as a backup goaltender once again for the 2007–08 season. However, as Fernandez went down to injury early in the season, Thomas seized the opportunity and once again emerged as the Bruins' starting goalie. He was selected for his first NHL All-Star Game on January 22, 2008 as a replacement for Martin Brodeur and played in the third period of the game, stopping 14 of 18 shots. Thomas was credited with the win, as the Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 8–7.

Early in the 2008–09 season, Thomas became the first Bruins goalie to record back-to-back shutouts since Byron Dafoe in 1999, winning 1–0 games against the Edmonton Oilers on October 27, 2008 and the Vancouver Canucks on October 28.[9] His overall shutout streak came to end the next game at 154:43 minutes against the Calgary Flames on October 30.[10] In late November, Thomas missed a few games due to an illness. He was chosen to play in his second All-Star Game in 2009 and was once again the winning goaltender for the Eastern Conference, beating the Western Conference 12–11 in a shootout (the first time the All-Star Game required the tie-breaker since 2005).[11] A month later, on February 26, 2009, Thomas recorded his 100th NHL win, in a 6–0 shutout against the Anaheim Ducks.[11]

2008-2010Edit

On April 2, 2009 Thomas agreed to a four-year extension with the Bruins, through the 2012–13 season. The contract will see him make $6 million the first two seasons, then $5 million and $3 million the final two seasons for an average annual salary of $5 million.[12] Two days later, on April 4, he posted his career-high fifth shutout of the season in a 1–0 win against the New York Rangers, clinching the top spot in the Eastern Conference, Boston's first title since 2001–02.[13] His strong play allowed the Bruins to sweep the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the Bruins bowed out to the Carolina Hurricanes in seven games in Round 2.

On June 18, 2009, Thomas was awarded the Vezina Trophy at the NHL awards, beating out Minnesota Wild netminder Niklas Bäckström and the Blue Jackets' rookie goaltender Steve Mason. He led the NHL with his 2.10 goals-against average and .933 save percentage.

Thomas started for the Bruins in the 3rd NHL Winter Classic on January 1, 2010. The game, held at Fenway Park in Boston, resulted in a 2–1 overtime victory over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. But Thomas suffered a drop-off in form during the regular season, posting just a 17–18–8 record, albeit with a still-strong 2.56 GAA. He did not play at all in the playoffs, as Tuukka Rask played all the games for Boston. The Bruins won their Conference quarter-final series, and led the Philadelphia Flyers three games to none in the Conference semi-final. But Boston then lost the next four games to drop the series; the Flyers became just the third team in NHL history (after the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1975 New York Islanders) to win a series after losing the first three games.

Named to his third straight NHL All-Star Game in 2011 – the game was not played in 2010 due to the Winter Olympics – Thomas became the first goaltender in league history to earn the win in three consecutive All-Star Games.[14]

2010-2011 and Stanley Cup winEdit

In the 2010–2011 season, following off-season hip surgery during the summer of 2010, Tim Thomas broke the NHL record for save percentage, beating Dominik Hasek's record of .937, with a .938 percentage. On Friday, April 22, 2011, Thomas was named a finalist for the 2010–2011 Vezina Trophy, which he won on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.

On Friday, May 27, 2011, Thomas posted a shutout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, sending the Boston Bruins to their first Stanley Cup appearance since 1990. In the Finals, Thomas again posted a shutout victory in Game 7 against the Vancouver Canucks. He was selected as the Conn Smythe Trophy winner, being only the second American-born NHL player to ever win the award, and the first in 17 years. During the Bruins' playoff run, he set the record for most saves in a single postseason with 798 and the most saves in a Stanley Cup series with 238, and broke Frank McCool's 66-year old record of fewest goals allowed in a 7-game Stanley Cup Finals, allowing only eight goals total (for an all-time record .967 save percentage in the Stanley Cup Finals). Thomas also became the first goaltender ever to post a shutout in a Game 7 on the road. At 37 years, 62 days, Thomas is the oldest recipient of the Conn Smythe Trophy, the first American-born winner of the trophy since Brian Leetch in 1994, and the first American-born goaltender to win the award.[15]

Tim Thomas took the 2012-13 season off due to personal reasons, and should come back for next season.

International playEdit

Medal record
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Thomas during the 2008 IIHF World Championship
Men's Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
Olympic Games
Silver 2010 Vancouver Ice Hockey
World Championships
Bronze 1996 Austria Ice Hockey

During Thomas' college career with the University of Vermont, he was named to Team USA twice for the World Championships. Following his sophomore year, he was chosen for the 1995 World Championships, but did not appear in any games as the United States finished in sixth place. He was chosen for the tournament for the second consecutive year in 1996 and made his international debut, playing in 21 minutes for one game, allowing one goal. Thomas picked up his first medal as the United States won bronze.

After graduating from the college program, Thomas was named to Team USA for the 1998 World Championships following his rookie professional season and played his first full international game. However, the United States finished a disappointing twelfth. Thomas would not make another World Championships appearance until 2005, where he was named to Team USA in another limited role, not appearing in any games behind starter Rick DiPietro as they failed to earn a medal.

Established as an NHL starter following the 2007–08 NHL season, Thomas was named to his fifth World Championships in 2008. He appeared in three games before suffering a groin injury, splitting starts with Robert Esche and posting a 1.50 GAA with one shutout against Latvia in the preliminaries. Team USA finished in sixth place.

On January 1, 2010, Thomas was selected to be a member of the U.S. men's hockey team for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

On February 26, 2010, Thomas made his Olympic debut in the USA – Finland semifinal, entering the game with approximately 11:30 remaining in the 3rd period and a 6–0 lead. He replaced Ryan Miller to prevent any chance of injury to the American starter.

AwardsEdit

College

  • Named to the ECAC First All-Star Team in 1995 and 1996.
  • Named to the NCAA East All-American Second Team in 1995.
  • Named to the NCAA East All-American First Team in 1996.

Source: Tim Thomas on HockeyGoalies.org

SM-Liiga

NHL

Other

Hockey campsEdit

  • Tim Thomas runs several ice hockey camps in the Northeast United States during the NHL off-season for both goaltenders and skaters.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Figures in boldface italics are NHL records.

   
Season Team League GP W L T/OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1991–92 Davison High School Michigan High Schools 27 18 5 4 1580 87 9 3.30 .926
1993–94 Vermont Catamounts NCAA 33 15 12 6 1864 94 0 3.03
1994–95 Vermont Catamounts NCAA 34 18 13 2 2010 90 4 2.69
1995–96 Vermont Catamounts NCAA 37 26 7 4 2254 88 3 2.34 .924
1996–97 Vermont Catamounts NCAA 36 22 11 3 2158 101 2 2.81
1997–98 HIFK SM-l 18 13 4 1 1034 28 2 1.62
1997–98 Birmingham Bulls ECHL 6 4 1 1 360 13 1 2.17 .944
1997–98 Houston Aeros IHL 1 0 0 1 59 4 0 4.01 .852
1998–99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 15 6 8 0 837 45 0 3.23
1998–99 HIFK SM-l 14 8 3 3 831 34 2 2.23
1999–00 Detroit Vipers IHL 36 10 21 3 2020 120 1 3.56 .892
2000–01 AIK SEL 43 17 16 10 2542 105 3 2,48 .918
2001–02 Kärpät SM-l 32 15 12 5 1937 79 4 2.45
2002–03 Providence Bruins AHL 35 18 12 5 2049 98 1 2.87 .906
2002–03 Boston Bruins NHL 4 3 1 0 220 11 0 3.00 .907
2003–04 Providence Bruins AHL 43 20 16 6 2544 78 9 1.84 .941
2004–05 Jokerit SM-l 54 34 7 13 3267 86 15 1.58 .946
2005–06 Providence Bruins AHL 26 15 11 0 1515 57 1 2.26 .923
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 38 12 13 10 2187 101 1 2.77 .917
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 66 30 29 4 3619 189 3 3.13 .905
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 57 28 19 6 3342 136 3 2.44 .921
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 54 36 11 7 3259 114 5 2.10 .933
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 43 17 18 8 2442 104 5 2.56 .915
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 57 35 11 9 3364 112 9 2.00 .938
NHL totals 319 161 102 44 18,432 767 26 2.50 .922

PlayoffsEdit

   
Season Team League GP W L OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1997–98 HIFK SM-l 9 9 0 551 14 3 1.52
1998–99 HIFK SM-l 11 7 4 658 25 0 2.28
2000–01 AIK SEL 5 1 4 299 20 0 4.00 .875
2001–02 Kärpät SM-l 3 1 2 180 12 0 4.00
2003–04 Providence Bruins AHL 2 0 2 84 10 0 7.13
2004–05 Jokerit SM-l 12 8 4 720 22 0 1.83
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 7 3 4 0 430 19 0 2.65 .914
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 11 7 4 0 680 21 1 1.85 .935
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 25 16 9 0 1542 51 4 1.98 .940
NHL totals 43 26 17 0 2652 91 5 2.06 .936

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1996 United States WC 1 21 1 0 2.86
1998 United States WC 1 1 0 0 58 2 0 2.06
1999 United States WC 2 98 7 0 4.25
2008 United States WC 3 160 4 1 1.50
2010 United States Oly 1 0 0 0 12 1 0 5.21
Senior int'l totals 8 349 15 1 2.58

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tim Thomas. NHL.com. Retrieved on March, 30 2010.
  2. Thomas caps amazing season with Conn Smythe. NHL.com. Retrieved on June 16, 2011.
  3. [1]
  4. Klein, Jeff Z.. "Tim Thomas, All-Star: "It's Funny Even Hearing It to My Ears"", The New York Times, January 24, 2008. 
  5. http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:JzDuilGOw74J:pressbox.teamusa.org/Publications/2010%2520U.S.%2520Olympic%2520Team%2520Fact%2520Sheet.doc+%22brian+rafalski%22+%22son+evan%22&hl=en&gl=ca&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESg3fxZZ86tdGVwEUFs1HJ5GzyZjiUNCTcp3dKZ0kYyfoAtt5wyt-bi9mHsYR8bamPeXY7Xx_bU61nj2b83EvRU51cg4V0SUXfWLi4E2Q1ljyALdyUESzNT2JKx3M_AU0wmSCpek&sig=AHIEtbSpCpWd2F8m8BQKGtelyzqFr-_hwQ
  6. Bo Rottenborn (2009-01-22). On Ice: Fantastic Four. NCAA.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-22.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Tim Thomas. HockeyGoalies. Retrieved on 2009-03-02.
  8. Tim Thomas: Boston's yoga bear. The Hockey News.
  9. Thomas records second straight shutout; Bruins top Vancouver 1–0. Canadian Press (2008-10-28). Retrieved on 2008-11-03.
  10. October was a month of highlights. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-11-03.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Tim Thomas: Making Memories at Fenway. NHLPA.com. Retrieved on March, 30 2010.
  12. "Thomas's deal: four years, $20 million", Boston.com by Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe Staff April 3, 2009, April 3, 2009. Retrieved on March, 30 2010. 
  13. "Bruins clinch No. 1 spot in NHL East", CBC News, 2009-04-04. Retrieved on 2009-04-04. 
  14. "Briere's 2 goals lift Lidstrom NHL All-Stars", Boston.com by Ira Podell, AP Staff Writer, January 30, 2011. 
  15. Bruins' Thomas wins Conn Smythe award. cbc.ca (2011-06-15). Retrieved on 15 June 2011.
  16. Tim Thomas Hockey – Hockey Camps, Massachusetts Hockey Camp, Boston Bruins Ice Hockey Goalie, Vermont Summer Camp

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Timo Pärssinen
Winner of the Kultainen kypärä trophy
2004–05
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Tony Salmelainen
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Timo Pärssinen
Winner of the Lasse Oksanen trophy
2004–05
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Tony Salmelainen
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Jani Hurme
Winner of the Urpo Ylönen trophy
1997–98
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Miikka Kiprusoff
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Dan Ellis
Winner of the Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award
2008–09
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Tuukka Rask
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Chris Osgood and Dominik Hasek
Winner of the William M. Jennings Trophy with Manny Fernandez
2008–09
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Martin Brodeur
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Martin Brodeur
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
2008–09
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Ryan Miller
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Jonathan Toews
Winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy
2011
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Ryan Miller
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
2010–11
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Tuukka Rask
Winner of the Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award
2010–11
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