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

Tobias Stephan
Tobias Stephan - Fribourg-Gottéron vs. Genève-Servette, 6th March 2010.jpg
Born (1984-01-21) January 21, 1984 (age 35)
Zürich, Switzerland
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NL team
Former teams
Lausanne HC
Dallas Stars
Genève-Servette HC
EV Zug
National team   Switzerland
NHL Draft 34th Overall, 2002
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2006–present

BiographyEdit

Stephan was born in Zürich, Switzerland. As a youth, he played in the 1997 and 1998 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a team from [Zürich.[1]

In 2001, he was named the best goaltender at U18 World Junior Championships.[citation needed] Stephan first played for EHC Chur and then for the Kloten Flyers in Switzerland.[citation needed] In 2002, he was named the best rookie in the Swiss Hockey League.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed] He is the fourth Swiss goalie who has been drafted by an NHL team after Pauli Jaks, David Aebischer and Martin Gerber.[citation needed]

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, the Blackhawks scored again on their first shot in overtime and won the game 2–1.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

At the conclusion of the 2018/19 season, Stephan joined Lausanne HC on a three-year deal worth CHF 2 million.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-11.

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