|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
|Born||January 21, 1984,|
|NHL Draft||34th Overall, 2002|
|Pro Career||2006 – present|
Career[edit | edit source]
Draft[edit | edit source]
Stephan was drafted 34th overall in the second round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars, and is the second highest Swiss drafted in history. He is the fourth Swiss goalie who has been drafted by an NHL team after Pauli Jaks, David Aebischer and Martin Gerber.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Stephan made his first career NHL start on October 13, 2007 against the Chicago Blackhawks, since both of the Stars' goaltenders — Marty Turco and Mike Smith — were injured. Until the Blackhawks tied the game with two seconds remaining in regulation, Stephan had saved all 38 shots and was looking forward to a shutout in his first game. However, the Blackhawks scored again on their first shot in overtime and won the game 2–1. His first win was on October 29 against the Minnesota Wild — the Stars won 4–2. Stephan left the Stars on July 31, 2009 to sign for Genève-Servette in Switzerland.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- 2001 — Best Goaltender at U18 World Junior Championships
- 2002 — Best Rookie in the Swiss Hockey League
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