Jose Theodore
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 09/13/1976
DRAFTED: MTL: 1994-44 overall
Vezina Trophy (1)
Hart Memorial Trophy (1)
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1)
* Went 24-11-4 with a 2.70 GAA and a .907 save percentage since the 12/23 game at MSG
A 14th-year professional and former Hart and Vezina Trophy winner whose career record is 215-214-30-15 … Before last season the last time his career record was above .500 was Feb. 17, 1997 when he was 5-4-2 … Ranks sixth among active goalies in games played (501) and eighth in wins.


Played in 57 games for Washington with a 32-17-5 record… Ranked 12th in the NHL in wins (32), his third 30-win season and just one shy of his career high … Became just the third Capitals goaltender to win 30 games in a season (Jim Carey, Olie Kolzig) … Posted a 2.87 GAA and a .900 save percentage … His 1,415 saves ranked tied for 17th in the NHL and only four goaltenders who played less games made more saves … Tied for third among NHL goaltenders with three assists … Was 4-4 in shootouts … Allowed two or less goals on 24 occasions… Earned his first win as a Cap on 10/11 vs. CHI … Turned away all 13 shots he faced in 40 minutes of relief duty in a 5-1 win at CAR (11/12) … Stopped 28 shots in a 3-0 shutout of his former team on 11/28 vs. MTL … Won a season-high six straight games from 12/23—1/6, recording a .932 save percentage during that time; the six straight wins represented the second-longest such streak of his career … Stopped 33 PHI shots and all three shootout attempts in a 2-1 Caps win on 1/6 … Became the 11th active goaltender with 200 career wins on 1/19 at NYI … Turned aside 34 shots in a 4-3 OT win at BOS (2/28) … Made a season-high 35 saves in a 2-1 win at PHI (3/12) and at FLA (4/11) … Posted his 28th career shutout at FLA (3/17) making 19 saves; did not see a shot in the third period … Played in his 500th NHL game, the eighth active goaltender to do so, vs. TB (4/9) … Played in two playoff games for the Capitals, stopping 27 out of 33 shots he faced.

Posted his most wins (28) and appearances (57) since 2003-04 … Ranked tied for 16th in the NHL in wins, tied for 15th in GAA (2.44) and tied for 20th in save percentage (.910) … Recorded three shutouts … Went 12-4-1 with a 2.27 GAA in his last 18 starts … Was 21-13-2 in his last 37 starts with a 2.24 GAA and a .919 save percentage … Allowed two goals or fewer in 23 of those 37 appearances … Posted the NHL’s fifth-lowest GAA since 1/1 (2.24) … Started 20 of the final 21 games … Went 6-1 in shootouts, improving to 9-2 in his career … Was 4-1-0 against the Southeast Division (2.17 GAA, .925), with the lone loss coming to the Capitals … Made a rehab start on 10/6 for Lake Erie (AHL) after recovering from knee surgery … Made a season-high 39 saves in a 3-2 overtime win 10/26 at CGY … Played in his 400th NHL game on 11/20 at CGY … Started a season-high 11 straight games from 1/5-1/30, posting a 6-4-1 record, one shutout, a 1.94 GAA and a .930 save percentage … Made 32 saves in a 3-0 win at TB (1/15), his first shutout since 2/28/04 vs. CAR … Stopped 10 of 12 shootout attempts in a 3-2 win 2/22 at PHX, the longest shootout in COL history … Posted his 25th career shutout with a 1-0 win vs. ANA (3/6) … Won six straight starts from 2/26-3/8, his longest winning streak since his career-best seven game streak in 2001-02 … Started all 10 COL playoff games … Ranked fourth in the NHL in GAA (1.88) and save percentage (.940) in the first round … Made 38 and 34 saves, respectively, as COL won Games 5 and 6 to close out the first-round series against MIN, allowing three goals combined in those two games.

2006-07: Played 33 games (29 starts) in his first full season in COL … Went 2-0 in shootouts, stopping all six attempts he faced … Stopped 41 shots in a 5-3 win at CBJ on 11/1, the most saves by a COL goaltender since 12/21/02 (Patrick Roy, 45) … Won his last start, 4/8 vs. CGY.
2005-06: Appeared in a combined 43 games with MTL and COL … Won his first three starts of the year … Had three winning streaks of at least three games … Made 34 saves and was the winning goaltender for MTL in the Heritage Classic, the first outdoor game in NHL history, 11/22 at EDM … Acquired by COL via trade on 3/8 but missed his first 13 games with a foot injury … Won his first start with COL, making 21 saves 4/11 vs. PHX … Started all nine playoff games for COL, posting a 4-5 record … Won each of his first three starts (4/22 – 4/26), matching his longest playoff winning streak … Made 50 saves in a 3-2 overtime win at DAL in Game 5 to close out the WCQF (4/30).
2004-05: Played 17 games for Djurgardens IF in Sweden.
2003-04: Won MTL’s Molson Cup for the fourth year in a row … Posted a career-best 33 wins and matched his career high with 67 GP … Played in the NHL All-Star Game … NHL Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending 2/29 (4-0-0, 1.21 GAA, 1 SO, .953 save percentage) … Played all 11 playoff games for MTL, with a .919 save percentage … Led MTL back from a 3-1 deficit in the ECQF vs. BOS … Made 32 saves for his first career playoff shutout in Game 7 of the ECQF at BOS (4/19) … Named to Team Canada for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, but did not appear in a game.
2002-03: Posted his third straight 20-win season … MTL’s Molson Cup winner for the third consecutive year, the first player to do that since Guy Lafleur won six straight from 1975-80 … Won four games in a row from 12/14-12/21, with a .950 save percentage in that time.
2001-02: Won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player … Won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender … Became just the sixth goaltender in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy and the first since Dominik Hasek won back-to-back in 1997 and ’98 … Led all goaltenders with a .931 save percentage to capture the Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award … Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team … Played in the NHL All-Star Game … Tied for second in the NHL in shutouts (7) and fourth in GAA (2.11) … Won 30 games for the first time in his career … Recorded career bests GAA, save percentage and shutouts … Became the first MTL goaltender to post assists in back-to-back games (1/19 and 1/21) … Enjoyed a career-high seven-game winning streak from 3/28-4/9 … Started all 12 MTL playoff games, posting a 6-6 record and a .915 save percentage.
2000-01: Recorded his first career 20-win season … Became the sixth goaltender in NHL history to score a goal in a regular season game 1/2 at NYI … Also posted a shutout in that game.
1999-00: Ranked second in the NHL in save percentage (.919) in his first full NHL season … Was edged for the Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award by Ed Belfour (.919159 to Theodore’s .919107) … Tied for third in the league in GAA 2.10 and fourth in shutouts (5).
1998-99: Split the season between MTL and Fredericton (AHL) … Recorded his first NHL shutout 4/7 vs. CAR … Went 8-5 in 13 playoff games for Fredericton.
1997-98: Spent the entire regular season with Fredericton (AHL), with a 20-23-8 record in 53 games … Appeared in three playoff games for MTL, allowing just one goal in 120 minutes.
1996-97: Played 16 games in two stints with MTL … Made his first NHL start 11/2 at SJ (4-3 loss) … Earned his first NHL win in his third career start, 11/6 at ANA … Made a career-high 47 saves in a 4-2 win 2/10 vs. SJ … Went 12-12-0 in 26 games for Fredericton … Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut with two starts in the ECQF vs. NJ … Stopped 56 shots in a 4-3 triple-overtime win in Game 4 of the ECQF vs. NJ (4/24).
1995-96: Made his NHL debut 2/21 at HFD, playing the final eight minutes and stopping one of two shots he faced.
1994-95: Made his pro debut in a playoff loss for Fredericton.

Junior Career

Spent four years in the QMJHL, two with St-Jean and two with Hull.
1995-96: Named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team … Finished second in the league with 33 wins for the Hull Olympiques.
1994-95: Backstopped Hull to the QMJHL championship … Named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team … Led the league in games (58), wins (32) and minutes (3,348) as well as playoff games (21), wins (15) and minutes (1,263).
1993-94: Posted 20 wins for the St-Jean Lynx while finishing second in the QMJHL in games (57) and minutes (3,225).
1992-93: Posted a 12-16-2 record in his QMJHL rookie season.

International Career
Has represented Canada at three major international competitions.
2004: Named to Team Canada for the World Cup but did not play.
2000: Went 5-3-0 at the World Championship … Led the tournament in GAA (1.63), save percentage (.932) and shutouts (2) … Was named to the Second All-Star Team.
1996: Won the gold medal at the World Junior Championship and was named the tournament’s best goaltender.

NHL Transactions
Selected by Montreal in the second round, 44th overall, in the 1994 Entry Draft … Traded to Colorado by Montreal for David Aebischer, March 8, 2006 … Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2008.

Spends his summers in Montreal ... Enjoys playing the guitar and golfing … Favorite athlete is Muhammed Ali.