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Thomas Greiss
Thomas Greiss
Goaltender
(GRIGHS, TAW-muhs)
Number: 1
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 220
Catches: Left
Born: Jan 29, 1986  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Fussen, Germany
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 5, 2011
Drafted: SJS / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (94th overall)
2012-13 Highlights
Played in six games for the Sharks and posted a 1-4-0 record with a 2.53 GAA and a .915 SV%...Made 24 saves in a shutout against COL, Jan. 26 in his first start of the season...Played in one game for Worcester (AHL).

2011-12 Highlights
Played in 19 games and went 9-7-1 with a 2.30 GAA and a .915 SV%...Set a single-season career-high in wins with his 8th on Feb. 13 vs. Washington...Made his first start since Dec. 3 on Jan. 5 and allowed one goal in a 2-1 win vs. CBJ...Earned the longest relief win ever since the NHL adapted the regular season overtime format in 1983-84 with his 29-save effort in a 62:56 relief appearance on Nov. 3 vs. PIT...He also stopped all three attempts in the shootout... Stopped 35 shots in earning an OT victory on Oct. 29 at NYI...Stopped 22 of 23 shots on Oct. 15 at ANA...Won his first career opening night start with 26 saves vs. PHX on Oct. 8.

2010-11 Highlights
Played in 32 games for Bryans in the Swedish Elite League...Ranked 11th in the league in save percentage (.901) and 13th in goals-against average (2.92)...Stopped 28 shots to earn the shutout on Dec. 9 vs. Timra...Recorded first shutout of the season (37 saves) Nov. 23 vs. HV71...Won first game of season while making 20 saves Oct. 30 vs. Lulea.

2009-10 Highlights
Played in 16 games with the Sharks and went 7-4-1 with a 2.69 GAA and a .912 SV%... Over his last seven starts, was 5-2-1 with a 2.24 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage...Stopped a career-high 42 shots in a win vs. COL on March 28...Appeared in his first NHL shootout and stopped all six shooters on Dec. 31 at PHX...Made his home debut and stopped 23 shots in victory on Nov. 10 vs. NSH...Made his first start of the season on Oct. 25 at PHI, his first since Feb. 20, 2008 at NJD...Made season debut on Oct. 6 at LAK in relief and suffered the loss by giving up one goal on nine shots...2010 Playoffs: Appeared in first career postseason game and stopped 26 shots in two periods at DET on May 6 in Game 2 of the WCSF.

2008-09 Highlights
Played in 57 games for Worcester (AHL) posting a 30-24-2 record with a 2.47 GAA and a .910 save percentage...Posted a .912 save percentage in 12 games...Set a Worcester franchise record for consecutive starts (16) from Mar. 13-Apr. 11...Fifth in AHL in wins and tied for 15th in GAA...Set career highs in minutes played (1,350) and appearances... Recorded his first career shutout on April 11 vs. Providence with 23 saves...Up with San Jose twice, but didn’t appear in a game.

2007-08 Highlights
Played in 41 games for Worcester (AHL) posting an 18-21-2 record with a 3.09 GAA and .892 SV%...Posted a 0-1-1 record with a 3.26 GAA and a .860 SV% in three games with SJS...Made second NHL start in a 3-2 loss at NJD on Feb. 20...Made 25 saves in his NHL debut, a 4-3 OT loss at ANA on Jan. 13.

2006-07 Highlights
Played in 43 games for Worcester and had a record of 26-15-2 with a 2.61 GAA and a .912 SV%...Appeared in three games with Fresno (ECHL).

2005-06 Highlights
Posted a 2.46 GAA and a .926 SV% in 27 games for Kolner Haie in Germany...Appeared in nine playoff games and had a 3.04 GAA and .899 SV%.

2004-05 Highlights
Made eight appearances with Kolner Haie in Germany and had a 2.09 GAA and a .936 SV%.

International Career
2010: Represented Germany at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver...Appeared in three games and had a 5.03 GAA and a .815 SV%...2006: Played in one game for Germany at the 2006 Olympics in Italy...2005: Played three games with Team Germany at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championships in Minnesota and North Dakota.

PersonalL
Nickname is “Greasy”...His favorite hockey moment was representing Germany at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver...Other favorites include: “Forest Gump” (movie), Coldplay (band) and the German Alps (vacation spot)...Enjoys mountain biking.

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