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Thomas Greiss | Goalie | #1

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/29/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 228
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (94) / SJ
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Thomas Greiss helped Team Germany defeat Team USA in international competition for the first time in 23 years.
The Germans won the game 3-2. Greiss stopped 31 of 33 shots in what is arguably the biggest upset of the 2016 World Hockey Championship. Ducks defenseman Korbinian Holzer scored the game-winner for the Germans. May 15 - 4:21 PM

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Thomas Greiss' strong play in relief of the injured Jaroslav Halak has pushed him into the conversation as the team's starter going forward.

"[Greiss] proved to be a No. 1 goalie in the League this season," Islanders GM Garth Snow said. "Thomas came in and displayed a great work ethic whether he was playing or whether he was backing up on a certain night. I think Thomas earned the respect from our players, from our coaches because of his personality, his demeanor, his work ethic. And when he got the opportunity to play, he seized it and he played great for us." Greiss is signed through the 2016-17 at a cap hit of $1.5 million while Jaroslav Halak has two seasons left on his contract at $4.5 million annually. It wouldn't be surprising if they open up the 2016-17 campaign as goaltenders 1A and 1B as opposed to the more clear cut roles of starter and backup.
Source: NHL.com
May 12 - 5:05 PM

Thomas Greiss will join Team Germany in Russia for the World Championship.

The Islanders were knocked out of the playoffs by Tampa Bay this past weekend. Greiss had a 2.46 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage, while filling in for injured netminder Jaroslav Halak.
May 10 - 12:26 PM

Thomas Greiss allowed four goals on 25 shots in Sunday's 4-0 loss to the Lightning in Game 5.

The loss means that the Islanders' season is now officially over. The series may have ended in five games, but New York could have easily made it more interesting if they wouldn't have blown multiple third period leads. Greiss finishes the postseason with a 5-6 record, a 2.46 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage.
May 8 - 6:06 PM

Thomas Greiss is expected to get the start in Sunday's game against the Lightning.

Greiss will have the task of keeping the Islanders' season alive. One more loss and New York will be bounced from the 2016 playoffs. Greiss has a 5-5 record with a 2.32 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage this postseason.
May 8 - 2:28 PM

Thomas Greiss allowed two goals on 22 shots in Friday's 2-1 OT loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4.

Greiss shut the door on the Lightning in the first two periods, but Tampa Bay got on the board in the third period. Greiss was forced to leave the game for a few minutes because of an issue with his skate. J-F Berube entered the game for for just under five minutes and saved both shots he faced. The Islanders are now down 3-1 in the series and they're one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs. Greiss has a 5-5 record with a 2.32 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage this postseason.
May 6 - 10:59 PM

Thomas Greiss will start in Game 4 on Friday.

Greiss was superb in the first round, but he's allowed 11 goals in three games against Tampa Bay in the playoffs. He has a 2.34 GAA and .930 save percentage overall in the 2016 postseason.
May 6 - 11:59 AM

Thomas Greiss allowed five goals on 41 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 OT loss to the Lightning in Game 3.

The Isles won't be happy about dropping this game, especially because they held 1-0, 3-2 and 4-3 leads. New York was 38 seconds away from closing out Game 3 when Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov tied the game. Greiss has given up three goals or more in three straight games. He'll enter Game 4 with a 5-4 record, a 2.34 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage this postseason. The Islanders are now down 2-1 in the series.
May 3 - 10:49 PM

Thomas Greiss will be between the pipes for Game 3 against Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Jaroslav Halak is recovering well from his groin injury, but the net belongs to Greiss right now. He has been great in the postseason with a 2.06 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage in eight outings.
May 3 - 11:21 AM

Thomas Greiss and the Islanders fell 4-1 on Saturday to Tampa Bay in Game 2.

Greiss turned away 27 of 30 shots, including three of four on special teams. Greiss will surely want this game back, but at least he'll take the solace in knowing the series is merely knotted at one.
Apr 30 - 6:27 PM

Thomas Greiss will be in net against Tampa Bay in Game 2 on Saturday.

Greiss turned away 33 of 36 shots the Lightning put on net in the 5-2 Game 1 win on Wednesday. He's still rocking a .941 save percentage through seven games this postseason, and there's little reason to see him slowing down.
Apr 30 - 1:47 PM

Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss played well in Tampa Bay Wednesday night, helping New York upset the Lightning 5-3 in Game 1 of the teams' second-round playoff series.

Greiss turned aside 33 of 36 Tampa Bay shots. He improved his post-season record to 5-2. His goals-against average is a sparkling 1.94 and his save percentage is .941. Consider taking Greiss for one-night fantasy action in the playoffs. He's pretty hot. And, if he keeps it up, the Lightning will have a tough time emerging triumphant in this series.
Apr 27 - 11:24 PM

Thomas Greiss will start in Game 1 of Round 2 versus Tampa Bay.

Greiss ran up a 4-2 series victory over the Florida Panthers in the opening round, while posting a stingy 1.79 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.
Apr 27 - 6:34 PM

Thomas Greiss stopped 41 of 42 shots in the Islanders' 2-1 double OT win over the Florida Panthers.

Greiss turned in another solid performance in New York's series-clinching win over the Panthers. The 30-year-old might not have been a household name before the playoffs, but he's certainly becoming well-known now. Greiss finished the series with a sparkling 1.79 goals-against-average and a .944 save percentage. This was the Islanders' first series win since 1993. They'll take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round.
Apr 24 - 11:56 PM

Thomas Greiss will be between the pipes in Sunday's game against the Florida Panthers.

The Islanders have a chance to knock the Panthers out of the postseason with a win. Greiss has a 2.09 goals-against-average and a .938 save percentage in the 2016 postseason.
Apr 24 - 2:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Brock Nelson
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
5Alan Quine
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Anders Lee
3Jason Chimera
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Eric Boulton
6Shane Prince
RW1P. A. Parenteau
2Ryan Strome
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Thomas Hickey
6Adam Pelech
7Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak