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Thomas Greiss

28-Year-Old Goalie – Pittsburgh Penguins

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 1/29/1986   BORN: Fussen, West Germany   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #94 Overall in 2004  

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Thomas Greiss Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Penguins in July of 2014.

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Greiss blew a two-goal lead in the final three minutes of the third period Thursday against the Red Wings, then lost in overtime. He ended up allowing four goals on 31 shots.

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Thomas Greiss NHL Stats
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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 1 0 0 1 0 3.75 4 31 27 .871
2014-15 Proj 28 NHL PIT 27 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Thomas Greiss

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#2 Goalie
  1. Marc-Andre Fleury
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Time On Ice Stats

64:11

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Thomas Greiss was on the ice for 64:11.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Thomas Greiss was on the ice for 6:00 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 51:22 5:53
2013-14 52:31 4:38
2014-15 64:11 6:00

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Thomas Greiss 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Oct. 23 at DET 0 0 1 3.75 4 31 27 .871
Oct. 22 PHI Did Not Play
Oct. 18 NYI Did Not Play
Oct. 16 DAL Did Not Play
Oct. 11 at TOR Did Not Play
Oct. 9 ANH Did Not Play

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

Coach Mike Johnston confirmed Greiss will start Thursday against the Islanders.

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Greiss is expected to make the start in goal Thursday against the Red Wings, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Coach Mike Johnston hinted Wednesday that Marc-Andre Fleury could start both Thursday against Dallas and Saturday versus the Islanders.

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Greiss could start between 20 and 25 games for the Penguins in 2014-15.

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With the Penguins placing Jeff Zatkoff on waivers Saturday, Greiss has won the backup goalie job.

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Greiss stopped eight of nine shots and outplayed fellow backup Jeff Zatkoff on Monday.

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Greiss will start in goal Monday with Jeff Zatkoff taking over in the middle of the second period, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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The Penguins signed Greiss to a one-year, $1 million deal Tuesday.

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Eight teams have reached out to Greiss' agent, reports Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic. He becomes a free agent on July 1.

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Greiss made 16 saves on 17 shots in a win over the Stars on Sunday.

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Greiss will start Sunday's game against the Stars.

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Greiss allowed just two goals on 23 shots Thursday against the Preds, but the Coyotes scored none to support him.

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2014-15

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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.