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Thomas Greiss

30-Year-Old Goalie – New York Islanders

2015-16 NHL Stats

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23

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11

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1

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2.36

SV%

.925

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The summer of 2015 saw Greiss rewarded with a two-year deal from the Islanders after spending the past three seasons with three different teams in the Sharks, Coyotes and Penguins. Greiss, who was expected to back up Jaroslav Halak after signing the deal, found himself in a ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 220   DOB: 1/29/1986   BORN: Fussen, West Germany   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #94 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Thomas Greiss Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $3 million contract with the Islanders in July 2015.

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Thomas Greiss NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2006-07 20 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 .000
2007-08 21 3 0 1 1 0 3.23 7 50 43 .860
2009-10 23 16 7 4 1 0 2.69 35 399 364 .912
2011-12 25 NHL SJ 19 9 7 1 0 2.30 40 472 432 .915
2012-13 26 NHL SJ 6 1 4 0 1 2.53 13 153 140 .915
2013-14 27 NHL PHO 25 10 8 5 2 2.29 50 626 576 .920
2014-15 28 NHL PIT 20 9 6 3 0 2.59 50 546 496 .908
2015-16 29 NHL NYI 41 23 11 4 1 2.36 90 1197 1107 .925
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#2 Goalie

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

55:48

Average Time On Ice

On average, Thomas Greiss was on the ice for 55:48.

Year Ice Time
2013-14 52:31
2014-15 57:58
2015-16 55:48

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Thomas Greiss
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Date Opp W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
May 8 @TAM 0 1 0 4.00 4 25 21 .840
May 6 TAM 0 1 0 2.14 2 22 20 .909
May 3 TAM 0 1 0 4.84 5 41 36 .878
Apr 30 @TAM 0 1 0 3.10 3 30 27 .900
Apr 27 @TAM 1 0 0 3.00 3 36 33 .917
Apr 24 FLA 1 0 0 0.67 1 42 41 .976
Apr 22 @FLA 1 0 0 0.63 1 48 47 .979
Apr 20 FLA 0 1 0 2.07 2 29 27 .931
Apr 17 FLA 1 0 0 2.50 3 39 36 .923
Apr 15 @FLA 0 1 0 2.07 2 30 28 .933
Apr 14 @FLA 1 0 0 4.00 4 46 42 .913
Apr 10 PHI 0 0 0 6.00 2 9 7 .778
Apr 9 BUF Did Not Play
Apr 7 @NYR 1 0 0 1.00 1 37 36 .973
Apr 5 @WAS Did Not Play
Apr 4 TAM 1 0 0 2.00 2 34 32 .941
Apr 2 PIT Did Not Play
Mar 31 CLM 1 0 0 3.00 3 24 21 .875
Mar 29 CAR 1 0 0 0.92 1 27 26 .963
Mar 26 @CAR Did Not Play
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Mar 25 @TAM 0 1 0 6.32 6 41 35 .854
Mar 23 OTT Did Not Play
Mar 21 PHI 0 1 0 3.16 3 26 23 .885
Mar 19 @DAL 0 1 0 2.07 2 35 33 .943
Mar 17 @NAS 0 1 0 3.05 3 31 28 .903
Mar 15 @PIT Did Not Play
Mar 14 FLA 1 0 0 2.00 2 25 23 .920
Mar 12 @BOS 0 1 0 3.16 3 31 28 .903
Mar 9 @TOR 0 0 1 2.77 3 36 33 .917
Mar 8 PIT 0 0 0 0.00 0 3 3 1.000
Mar 6 @NYR Did Not Play
Mar 3 @WPG 1 0 0 2.95 3 29 26 .897
Mar 1 @VAN 1 0 0 2.00 2 33 31 .939
Feb 28 @EDM Did Not Play
Feb 25 @CGY Did Not Play
Feb 23 @MIN Did Not Play
Feb 19 @NJD Did Not Play
Feb 18 WAS 0 0 1 2.86 3 35 32 .914
Feb 15 DET 1 0 0 1.02 1 29 28 .966
Feb 13 @CAR 0 0 0 0.00 0 3 3 1.000
Feb 11 LOS 1 0 0 2.03 2 30 28 .933
Feb 9 @CLM Did Not Play
Feb 7 EDM 1 0 0 1.00 1 31 30 .968
Feb 6 @DET Did Not Play
Feb 4 @WAS Did Not Play
Feb 2 MIN Did Not Play
Jan 25 DET Did Not Play
Jan 23 PHI Did Not Play
Jan 22 @OTT Did Not Play
Jan 17 VAN Did Not Play
Jan 14 NYR Did Not Play
Jan 12 CLM 1 0 0 2.00 2 20 18 .900
Jan 9 @PHI Did Not Play
Jan 7 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 3 DAL 1 0 0 5.00 5 41 36 .878
Jan 2 @PIT 0 1 0 8.00 4 26 22 .846
Dec 31 @BUF 1 0 0 1.02 1 43 42 .977
Dec 29 @TOR 1 0 0 3.00 3 33 30 .909
Dec 27 TOR 0 1 0 2.03 2 37 35 .946
Dec 21 ANA Did Not Play
Dec 19 @ARI Did Not Play
Dec 17 @COL 0 1 0 2.07 2 30 28 .933
Dec 15 FLA Did Not Play
Dec 13 NJD 1 0 0 0.00 0 27 27 1.000
Dec 12 @CLM Did Not Play
Dec 8 @PHI Did Not Play
Dec 5 @OTT Did Not Play
Dec 4 STL 1 0 0 0.92 1 32 31 .969
Dec 2 NYR Did Not Play
Nov 30 COL 1 0 0 3.00 3 28 25 .893
Nov 28 @TAM 1 0 0 2.00 2 31 29 .935
Nov 27 @FLA Did Not Play
Nov 25 PHI Did Not Play
Nov 22 @MON 0 1 0 3.10 3 26 23 .885
Nov 20 MON 0 1 0 1.58 1 16 15 .938
Nov 16 ARI Did Not Play
Nov 13 @ANA 1 0 0 1.00 1 25 24 .960
Nov 12 @LOS Did Not Play
Nov 10 @SAN 1 0 0 2.00 2 36 34 .944
Nov 8 BOS Did Not Play
Nov 5 @MON Did Not Play
Nov 3 NJD Did Not Play
Nov 1 BUF 0 1 0 2.07 2 22 20 .909
Oct 31 @NJD Did Not Play
Oct 29 CAR 0 0 1 2.90 3 29 26 .897
Oct 26 CGY Did Not Play
Oct 24 @STL 1 0 0 1.88 2 40 38 .950
Oct 23 BOS Did Not Play
Oct 20 @CLM Did Not Play
Oct 17 SAN Did Not Play
Oct 15 NAS 1 0 0 3.00 3 47 44 .936
Oct 12 WPG 1 0 0 2.03 2 24 22 .917
Oct 10 @CHI Did Not Play
Oct 9 CHI 0 0 1 2.95 3 35 32 .914

Thomas Greiss: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Greiss will get the start in net for Sunday's Game 5 against the Lightning.

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Greiss allowed two goals on 22 shots Friday in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Lightning in Game 4.

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Greiss will tend twine in Game 4 against the Lightning on Friday.

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Greiss allowed five goals on 41 shots in Tuesday's Game 3 overtime loss to the Lightning.

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Greiss will start in goal Tuesday for Game 3 against the Lightning, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Greiss stopped 27 of 30 shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning. He allowed three goals.

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Greiss will start in goal Saturday afternoon for Game 2 against the Lightning.

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Greiss allowed three goals on 36 shots en route to a 5-3 series-opening win over the Lightning in Game 1 on Wednesday.

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Greiss will draw the Game 1 start against Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

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Greiss turned aside 41 of 42 shots in Sunday's Game 6 win over the Panthers.

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Greiss will man the crease for Sunday's Game 6 against the Panthers.

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Greiss denied a whopping 47 of 48 shots through double-overtime Friday night, helping the Islanders to a 3-2 series advantage over the Panthers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015-16

Greiss fits the definition of a career backup, having never played more than 25 games in a season. However, as far as backup goaltenders go, Greiss has typically provided solid work for every team he’s been on when he receives the chance to start. In 20 games with the Penguins last season, Greiss went 9-6-3 with a 2.59 GAA and a .908 save percentage, numbers that weren't remarkable, but enough to keep his squad competitive on a nightly basis. While both of those figures were actually off Greiss' career averages, they're still a significant upgrade what the Islanders received from Chad Johnson and Michal Neuvirth, Jaroslav Halak’s backups last season. With Halak entrenched as the clear-cut starter, Greiss should be viewed as a strong No. 2 and nothing else. His fantasy value ticks up if Halak goes down due to an injury, as the Islanders' strong goal-scoring efforts would put Greiss in strong position to win most of the time he takes the net.

2014-15

In a somewhat surprising move, Pens GM Jim Rutherford signed Greiss to a one-year, $1 million deal over the summer. Pittsburgh's goalie situation was thought to be fairly stable with starter Marc-Andre Fleury and backup Jeff Zatkoff, but Rutherford apparently brought Greiss in to battle for at least the backup job. Playing time has always been an issue for the German-trained goalie, as he's started just 52 games in parts of five NHL seasons. Last year, Greiss played for the Coyotes, going 10-8-5 with 2.29 GAA and .920 save percentage. Training camp performance will likely dictate where the goalie begins 2014-15. Rutherford has already changed the status quo in Pittsburgh and it would not be surprising to see Greiss start 30-plus games or get sent down to AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre.

2013-14

Greiss will immediately step in as the number two netminder in Phoenix as he replaces the departed Jason LaBarbera. The former Shark, who posted a 2.15 GAA and .915 save percentage in six games with San Jose last season, is an upgrade from LaBarbera and it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect 25 starts for him.

2012-13

Grumbles about Antti Niemi's 68-game workload last season mean Greiss should get 20-25 starts this year. Can he handle that? Yes ... and then some. Last season, he was 9-7 with a 2.30 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in very limited action. Has Greiss shown us enough to prove he can be a starter? Not even close. But the talent is there and now the opportunity will increase; he'll be looking to earn a raise on his current contract. There's a lot of motivation in that. Be sure to handcuff him to Niemi, particularly in daily formats.

2011-12

Greiss is a talented goalie prospect trying to make a name for himself in the Bay Area. Early in the 2010 offseason, he had been the supposed backup to Antero Niittymaki, but the Sharks ended up signing Antti Niemi, consequently leaving Greiss without an NHL job. Greiss then headed to the Swedish Elite League, where he posted a 2.92 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in 32 games with Brynas IF. The Sharks re-signed the German backstop to a two-year contract, but with the aforementioned goalies still in San Jose, Greiss will remain little more than a depth option between the pipes for Team Teal.

2010-11

Greiss served as the backup to Evgeni Nabokov in the 2009-10 regular season. In doing so, the German puck-stopper was between the pipes for 16 games, posting a 2.68 goals-against average and a 7-4-1 record. But Nabokov is no longer in the NHL, opening the door for Greiss to step into a larger role. Yes, the Sharks did pick up netminder Antero Niittymaki in the offseason to add stability in goal, but he's not likely to hog as many starts from Greiss as Nabokov did. Greiss would become worthy of starts in most fantasy leagues in the event that Niitymaki struggles, or gets injured.

2009-10

Greiss was drafted by San Jose in the third round (94th overall) of the 2004 entry draft. The German has ideal size and strength, and has been polishing his game with Worcester of the AHL since the 2006-07 season. Now that Brian Boucher is no longer in town to back up Evgeni Nabokov, Greiss will be begin the 2009-10 season second in the pecking order among Sharks goalies.

2008-09

Depth at goaltender is a luxury the Sharks should enjoy for years to come. Nested in their minor league system is Greiss, a young goalie who demonstrates outstanding positioning in order to predict an offense before ultimately stopping the puck. In 2007-08, Greiss won 18 games and lost 21 for the Worcester Sharks with a 3.09 goal against average. Evgeni Nabokov is arguably the best goalie in hockey, so Greiss has ample time to grow with a great mentor to learn from. He’s knocking on the NHL door as the Sharks' "goalie of the future," but won’t log much time this season barring injury to Nabokov or Brian Boucher.

2007-08

The one consistency for the San Jose Sharks has been being able to develop NHL goaltenders. Out of the four goaltenders that are currently in the NHL, two of them have starting jobs: Mikka Kiprusoff and Evgeni Nabokov. And the other two are competing for a starting spot: Vesa Toskala and Johan Hedberg. Greiss enters training camp as the number two option for the Sharks. His playing time will be limited.