|BIRTHPLACE:||Laval, QC, CAN|
|DRAFTED:||MTL: 1994-44 overall|
|* 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.
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.
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.
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.