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Thomas Greiss

32-Year-Old Goalie – New York Islanders

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For two years, Greiss and Jaroslav Halak have been fighting a pitched battle for playing time in the Islandersí net, and while Greiss seemed to be winning for much of last year, itís far from over. The German netminder shined through the end of January, compiling a 15-7-3 re...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Lower Body    EST. RETURN:  3/20/2018
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 227   DOB: 1/29/1986
BORN: Fussen, West Germany   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #94 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract


Thomas Greiss Contract Information:

Greiss signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Islanders in Jan. of 2017.

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Greiss (lower body) returned to practice with the Islanders on Tuesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

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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 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
2016-17 30 NHL NYI 51 26 18 5 3 2.69 126 1453 1327 .913
2017-18 31 NHL NYI 24 11 7 2 1 3.84 84 774 690 .891
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#3 Goalie
  1. Jaroslav Halak
  2. Christopher Gibson
  3. Thomas Greiss  IR
New York Islanders

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats


Average Time On Ice

On average, Thomas Greiss was on the ice for 54:41.

Year Ice Time
2015-16 55:48
2016-17 55:10
2017-18 54:41

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Thomas Greiss
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Jan 31 @TOR 0 1 0 5.00 5 50 45 .900
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Jan 15 @MON 1 0 0 3.93 4 56 52 .929
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Dec 19 DET 0 1 0 5.08 5 21 16 .762
Dec 16 LOS 1 0 0 2.95 3 29 26 .897
Dec 14 @CLM 0 1 0 5.17 5 34 29 .853
Dec 13 DAL 0 0 0 2.00 1 7 6 .857
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Nov 24 @PHI 1 0 0 3.87 4 30 26 .867
Nov 22 PHI 1 0 0 3.00 3 38 35 .921
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Nov 16 CAR 1 0 0 4.07 4 32 28 .875
Nov 11 @STL 1 0 0 2.00 2 37 35 .946
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Nov 7 EDM 0 0 1 2.00 2 25 23 .920
Nov 5 COL 1 0 0 4.00 4 35 31 .886
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Oct 26 @MIN 0 1 0 6.10 6 33 27 .818
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Oct 21 SAN 1 0 0 3.00 3 31 28 .903
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Oct 14 @SAN 1 0 0 1.00 1 41 40 .976
Oct 11 @ANA Did Not Play
Oct 9 STL 0 0 1 1.88 2 35 33 .943
Oct 7 BUF Did Not Play
Oct 6 @CLM 0 1 0 9.68 5 26 21 .808

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

Greiss (lower body) took a twirl on the ice Friday sporting full gear, Brian Compton of reports.

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Griess was placed on injured reserve Monday with a lower-body injury.

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Greiss (undisclosed) tweaked something and was unable to practice Sunday.

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Greiss stopped all 45 shots in a 3-0 victory over the Hurricanes on Friday.

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Greiss will command the crease on the road Friday against the Hurricanes.

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Greiss allowed five goals on 32 shots before being pulled in the third period of Friday's 7-6 overtime win against Detroit.

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Greiss will defend the home net Friday against the Red Wings.

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Greiss made 45 saves on 50 shots, taking a 5-0 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.

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Greiss will start between the pipes in Wednesday's road game against the Maple Leafs.

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Greiss saved 52 of 56 shots during Monday's 5-4 win over Montreal.

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Greiss will get the starting nod against the Canadiens on Monday.

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Greiss only kicked back 26 of 31 shots in Thursday's 6-4 road loss to the Flyers.

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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 starting role after Halakís season ended early in March due to a groin injury. The German netminder took full advantage of the opportunity by setting career highs in wins (23) and save percentage (.925) while maintaining a highly respectable 2.36 GAA. This, coupled by his solid play in 11 playoff games, has placed a large question mark on just who will be the Islandersí primary starting goaltender this upcoming season, especially since Halak has a history of injuries but is a very good netminder when healthy. Itís plausible that Greiss will back up Halak or be in some sort of 1A and 1B goaltending tandem (at least to start), so owners may want to consider handcuffing them together on fantasy rosters to be safe.


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 heís 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 Halakís 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. Heís knocking on the NHL door as the Sharks' "goalie of the future," but wonít log much time this season barring injury to Nabokov or Brian Boucher.


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.