Thomas Greiss

Posted: January 24, 2012 by Steven Ellis in San Jose Sharks
  

From NHL Facebook Page

The Good: One of the top goaltending prospects to come out of Germany in recent years, Greiss was one of the top statistical goalies in the DEL during his time there. He plays a calm, focused game, and one of his strongest assets is his ability to read and anticipate plays. Because of this is he is usually one step ahead of shooters and is therefore able to rely on excellent positioning to make his saves. At 6’1 195 lbs, Greiss has good size and strength, particularly in his legs. Before joining the NHL, scouts said that Greiss would be a number one goalie in the NHL for sure. While he has shown plenty of promise and has shined in his little NHL experience, he hasn’t gotten a good opputunity to prove he can be a starter in this league. It must be said that just because Niemi is now part of the Sharks organization doesn’t mean they think Greiss is incapable of winning in the playoffs.  They developed Greiss in a similar fashion to that of Kiprusoff and there’s no reason why Greiss can’t be traded to a team that sets him up to be successful for many seasons to come. San Jose has enough confidence in him to start shopping former Finnish goaltending star Antero Nittymaki.

The Bad: Greiss is still trying to prove he can handle a big workload in the NHL. He needs to avoid giving up bad goals late in the game, something he did more in the DEL. Like I mentioned before, Greiss hasn’t had a chance to prove he can be an NHL starting goalie just yet.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 Kölner Haie DEL 1 0 0 0 20 4 0 12.00 .600
2004–05 Kölner Haie DEL 8 459 16 0 2.09 .936
2004–05 Eisbären Regensburg 2.GBun 1 60 2 0 2.00
2005–06 Kölner Haie DEL 27 1560 64 1 2.46 .926 9 6 3 533 27 1 3.03 .898
2006–07 Fresno Falcons ECHL 3 1 2 0 180 7 0 2.34 .929
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 43 26 15 2 2555 111 0 2.61 .912 3 0 3 172 12 0 4.18 .865
2007–08 Worcester Sharks AHL 41 18 21 2 2424 125 0 3.09 .892
2007–08 San Jose Sharks NHL 3 0 1 1 128 7 0 3.26 .860
2008–09 Worcester Sharks AHL 57 34 20 2 3346 138 1 2.47 .910 12 6 6 742 30 2 2.43 .912
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 16 7 4 1 782 35 0 2.68 .912 1 0 0 40 2 0 3.00 .929
2010–11 Brynäs IF SEL 32 1850 90 2 2.92 .901
DEL totals 36 2039 84 1 2.47 .925 9 6 3 533 27 1 3.03 .898
NHL totals 19 7 5 2 911 42 0 2.77 .906 1 0 0 40 2 0 3.00 .929

International

Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
2003 Germany WJC18-B 2 2 0 0 120 2 0 1.00
2004 Germany WJC18-B 3 2 0 0 140 8 0 3.43
2004 Germany WJC-B
2005 Germany WJC 3 0 2 0 104 13 0 7.50
2006 Germany WJC-B 4 4 0 0 240 2 2 0.50
2006 Germany OG 1 0 1 0 60 5 0 5.00
2006 Germany WC-B 2 1 0 0 61 2 0 1.97
2010 Germany OG 3 0 3 0 179 15 0 5.03
Junior int’l totals
Senior int’l totals 6 1 4 0 300 22 0 4.40

 

GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 SAN JOSE
ON PACE 20 10 7 1 1213 0 40 547 1.98 .927

Drafted: 94th overall, 2004
San Jose Sharks

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