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.
January 21, 1984|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
34th Overall, 2002|
In 2001, he was named the best goaltender at U18 World Junior Championships. Stephan first played for EHC Chur and then for the Kloten Flyers in Switzerland. In 2002, he was named the best rookie in the Swiss Hockey League.
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.
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. 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.
At the conclusion of the 2018/19 season, Stephan joined Lausanne HC on a three-year deal worth CHF 2 million.
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-11.