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Thomas Greiss

30-Year-Old Goalie – New York Islanders

2015-16 NHL Stats

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14

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2.26

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.929

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 hes been on when he receives the chance to start. In 20 games with the Pengui...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 228   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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Greiss turned aside 30 of 31 shots in Sunday's win over the Oilers.

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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 22 14 6 2 1 2.26 48 679 631 .929
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Thomas Greiss – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Goalie

Time On Ice Stats

58:03

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Thomas Greiss was on the ice for 58:03.

5:17

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Thomas Greiss was on the ice for 5:17 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 52:31 4:38
2014-15 57:58 5:13
2015-16 58:03 5:17

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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%
2Feb. 7 EDM 1 0 0 1.00 1 31 30 .968
2Feb. 6 @DET Did Not Play
2Feb. 4 @WAS Did Not Play
2Feb. 2 MIN Did Not Play
1Jan. 25 DET Did Not Play
1Jan. 23 PHI Did Not Play
1Jan. 22 @OTT Did Not Play
1Jan. 17 VAN Did Not Play
1Jan. 14 NYR Did Not Play
1Jan. 12 CLM 1 0 0 2.00 2 20 18 .900
1Jan. 9 @PHI Did Not Play
1Jan. 7 WAS Did Not Play
1Jan. 3 DAL 1 0 0 5.00 5 41 36 .878
1Jan. 2 @PIT 0 1 0 8.00 4 26 22 .846
12Dec. 31 @BUF 1 0 0 1.02 1 43 42 .977
12Dec. 29 @TOR 1 0 0 3.00 3 33 30 .909
12Dec. 27 TOR 0 1 0 2.03 2 37 35 .946
12Dec. 21 ANA Did Not Play
12Dec. 19 @ARI Did Not Play
12Dec. 17 @COL 0 1 0 2.07 2 30 28 .933
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12Dec. 15 FLA Did Not Play
12Dec. 13 NJD 1 0 0 0.00 0 27 27 1.000
12Dec. 12 @CLM Did Not Play
12Dec. 8 @PHI Did Not Play
12Dec. 5 @OTT Did Not Play
12Dec. 4 STL 1 0 0 0.92 1 32 31 .969
12Dec. 2 NYR Did Not Play
11Nov. 30 COL 1 0 0 3.00 3 28 25 .893
11Nov. 28 @TAM 1 0 0 2.00 2 31 29 .935
11Nov. 27 @FLA Did Not Play
11Nov. 25 PHI Did Not Play
11Nov. 22 @MON 0 1 0 3.10 3 26 23 .885
11Nov. 20 MON 0 1 0 1.58 1 16 15 .938
11Nov. 16 ARI Did Not Play
11Nov. 13 @ANA 1 0 0 1.00 1 25 24 .960
11Nov. 12 @LOS Did Not Play
11Nov. 10 @SAN 1 0 0 2.00 2 36 34 .944
11Nov. 8 BOS Did Not Play
11Nov. 5 @MON Did Not Play
11Nov. 3 NJD Did Not Play
11Nov. 1 BUF 0 1 0 2.07 2 22 20 .909
10Oct. 31 @NJD Did Not Play
10Oct. 29 CAR 0 0 1 2.90 3 29 26 .897
10Oct. 26 CGY Did Not Play
10Oct. 24 @STL 1 0 0 1.88 2 40 38 .950
10Oct. 23 BOS Did Not Play
10Oct. 20 @CLM Did Not Play
10Oct. 17 SAN Did Not Play
10Oct. 15 NAS 1 0 0 3.00 3 47 44 .936
10Oct. 12 WPG 1 0 0 2.03 2 24 22 .917
10Oct. 10 @CHI Did Not Play
10Oct. 9 CHI 0 0 1 2.95 3 35 32 .914

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

Greiss will receive the start in goal Sunday against the Oilers.

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Greiss got back between the pipes Tuesday and stopped 18 of 20 shots in a 5-2 win over Columbus.

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Greiss will receive the starting nod Tuesday night when the Islanders host the Blue Jackets.

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Greiss stopped 36 of 41 shots in Sunday's win over the Stars.

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Greiss will start in goal Sunday against the Stars.

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Greiss allowed four goals on 26 shots in the loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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Greiss will look to command the crease as Saturday's road starter against the Penguins.

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Greiss made 42 saves Thursday night in a 2-1 victory over the Sabres. It was his second consecutive win.

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Greiss will be in the crease in Thursday's game against the Sabres, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

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Greiss had a mediocre outing by his 2015 standards, giving up three goals on 33 shots Tuesday in Toronto, but picked up a win thanks to six goals of support from his offense.

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Greiss will be defending the net Tuesday against the Maple Leafs.

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Greiss stopped 35 of 37 shots in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Toronto.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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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. Hes knocking on the NHL door as the Sharks' "goalie of the future," but wont 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.