Tobias Stephan

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Tobias Stephan
Tobias Stephan - Fribourg-Gottéron vs. Genève-Servette, 6th March 2010.jpg
Born (1984-01-21) January 21, 1984 (age 33)
Zürich, Switzerland
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NLA team
Former teams
[EV Zug]
Dallas Stars (NHL)
National team   Switzerland
NHL Draft 34th Overall, 2002
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2006–present

Tobias Stephan (born January 21, 1984 in Zurich, Switzerland) is a Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for EV Zug of the Swiss National League A (NLA). He formerly played for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League and Genève-Servette Hockey Club (NLA).

Career[edit]

Draft[edit]

Stephan was drafted 34th overall in the second round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars, and is the third highest Swiss drafted in history. He is the fourth Swiss goalie who has been drafted by an NHL team after Pauli Jaks, David Aebischer and Martin Gerber.

Professional career[edit]

Stephan first played for EHC Chur and then for the Kloten Flyers in Switzerland.

Stephan made his first career NHL start on October 13, 2007 against the Chicago Blackhawks, since both of the Stars' goaltenders — Marty Turco and Mike Smith — were injured. Until the Blackhawks tied the game with two seconds remaining in regulation, Stephan had saved all 39 shots and was looking forward to a shutout in his first game. However, tBlackhawks scored again on their first shot in overtime and won the game 2–1. He would go back to the AHL after the game . Before the 08/09 season started, he would learn that he will be backing up Marty Turco. His first win was on October 29 against the Minnesota Wild — the Stars won 4–2. Stephan left the Stars on July 31, 2009 to sign for Genève-Servette in Switzerland.

Awards[edit]

  • 2001 — Best Goaltender at U18 World Junior Championships
  • 2002 — Best Rookie in the Swiss Hockey League

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