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José Théodore
José Théodore
(Jo-ZAY Thee-o-DOR)
Number: 60
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 172
Catches: Right
Born: Sep 13, 1976
Birthplace: Laval, QC, Canada
Acquired: Acquired from Montreal in exchange for David Aebischer, March 8, 2006.
Drafted: MTL / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (44th overall)
Winner of the Hart Trophy in 2001-02 as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player…Became only the sixth goaltender in NHL his-tory to win the Hart Trophy…Captured the 2002 Vezina Trophy and 2002 Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award (NHL leader in save percentage)…Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 2002…Scored a goal on Jan. 2, 2001 at NY Islanders (only sixth goalie in NHL history to do so at the time)…Has participated in two NHL All-Star Games (2002, ‘04)…Has represented Team Canada at three international competitions, the 1996 World Junior Championship, 2000 World Championship and 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

Started 20 of Colorado’s last 21 games and 26 of the last 28…Was 12-4-1 with a 2.27 GAA in his last 18 starts (1029 mins, 39 GA)…Went 21-13-2 in his last 37 regular season starts with a 2.24 GAA and .919 Sv% (978 shots, 79 goals, 2119 minutes)…Allowed two goals or less in 23 of those 37 appearances, including one goal or less on 11 occasions and three shutouts…Owned the NHL's fifth lowest goals-against average (2.24) after January 1st…Sits 10th among active netminders in appearances (444) and 14th in wins (183)…Was 6-1 in shootouts this season, stopping 78.5% of his attempts (28 att, 6 GA)…9-2 career record in shootouts, allowing just seven goals on 40 attempts (.825 Sv%)…Reached the 20-win mark for the first time since 2003-04…Missed the entire preseason and the first three games of the regular season while recovering from knee surgery performed on Aug. 29…Made a rehab start for Colorado's AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, on Oct. 6 vs. Grand Rapids (3-2 loss, 24 shots, 3 GA)…Made a season-high 39 saves in a 3-2 overtime victory at Calgary on Oct. 26…Appeared in his 400th NHL game on Nov. 20 at Calgary…Started a season-high 11 consecutive games, Jan. 5-30, posting a 6-4-1 record with one shutout, a 1.94 GAA and .930 Sv%...Made 32 saves in a 3-0 victory at Tampa Bay on Jan. 15, his first shutout since Feb. 28, 2004 vs. Carolina…Left after two periods on Jan. 30 vs. Chicago (back spasms)....Missed three games…Returned to the crease on Feb. 6 at San Jose and made 30 saves in a 3-1 victory over the Sharks…Stopped 10-of-12 shootout attempts in a 3-2 win at Phoenix on Feb. 22, the longest shootout in franchise history…Posted his 25th career shutout with a 1-0 victory on March 6 vs. Anaheim…Won six consecutive starts, Feb. 26 to March 8, his longest winning streak since he won a career-high seven consecutive games during his Hart Trophy campaign of 2001-02…Made 23 saves for his third shutout of the season on March 24 vs. Calgary. PLAYOFFS: Started all 10 of Colorado's postseason games, posting a 4-6-0 record with a 3.15 GAA and .906 Sv%...Went 4-2 with a 1.88 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in the first round series against Minnesota...Stopped 96-of-100 shots over the final three games of that series, all Avalanche victories...Made 28 saves in a 3-2 overtime victory in Game One (CQF) at Minnesota on April 9...Stopped 38-of-40 shots to lift Colorado to a 3-2 win at Minnesota in Game Five (CQF) on April 17. 2006-07: Made at least 30 appearances for the seventh consecutive season, posting a 13-15-1 record with a 3.26 goals-against average and .891 save percentage in 33 games (29 starts)…Went 2-0 in shootouts, stopping all six attempts he faced…Was the only NHL goaltender to appear in at least two shootouts and not allow a goal…Made his fourth con-secutive Opening Night start on Oct. 4 vs. Dallas…Stopped 41 shots in a 5-3 victory at Columbus on Nov. 1…Jose’s 41 saves were the most by an Avalanche goaltender since Patrick Roy had 45 on Dec. 21, 2002 vs. Minnesota…Started a season-high five consecutive games from Nov. 4-15…Notched an assist on Nov. 15 vs. San Jose (ninth career)…Left after one period on Dec. 2 at Vancouver due to a hip injury but did not miss any games…Started back-to-back games, Feb. 6-8, after starting only one of the previous 16 contests…Made his first start in over a month on March 27 vs. Vancouver, turning aside 26-of-27 shots. 2005-06: Appeared in a combined 43 games with Montreal and Colorado, going 18-18-6 with a 3.41 goals-against aver-age and .882 save percentage…Compiled a record of 1-3-1 with a 3.04 GAA in five appearances with Colorado…Acquired from Montreal on March 8, Theodore sat out his first 13 games with the Avs due to a foot injury…Was activated from the IR on April 9 and made his Avalanche debut in relief of Peter Budaj that night vs. Minnesota, playing the final 55 minutes (19 shots, 3 GA)…Made his first start with the Avalanche on April 11 vs. Phoenix, stopping 21 shots in a 6-4 victory…Sustained a fracture of the right heel bone on Feb. 16 (during the Olympic break)…Final appearance with the Canadiens was Jan. 31 vs. Carolina…Collected his 125th career victory on Opening Night, Oct. 5 at Boston…Won his first three starts of the year and wound up finishing runner-up for Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 5-9…Missed four games due to a knee injury, Dec. 17-26…Returned on Dec. 28, stopping 41 shots in a 4-3 win at Tampa Bay. PLAYOFFS: Started all nine playoff games for the Avalanche, posting a 4-5 record while finish-ing 10th in the league in save percentage (.902)…Won each of his first three starts, April 22-26, matching his longest playoff winning streak (April 15-19, 2004)…Made 50 saves in a 3-2 overtime victory over Dallas in Game Five (WCQF) to close out the Avalanche’s first round series on April 30…Jose’s 50 saves ranked as the fourth most in a single game in Avalanche playoff history (since 1995-96)…It was the second most saves of Theodore’s postseason career, trailing only his 56 stops on April 24, 1997 vs. New Jersey…Made 35 saves in a 4-3 overtime loss in Game Three (CSF) vs. Anaheim…Is now 5-6 in 11 career playoff OT games. 2004-05: Played for Djurgarden in Sweden. 2003-04: Was the Canadiens’ Molson Cup Player of the Year for the fourth straight season…Career high for wins (33) and tied his person-al best for games played (67)…NHL Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 29 (4-0-0, .953 SV%, 1.21 GAA, 1 SO)…Played in the NHL All-Star Game (10 saves/12 shots). PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 11 postseason contests for Montreal, notching a .919 save percentage…Made 32 saves for his first career playoff shutout in Game Seven (ECQF) at Boston on April 19. 2002-03: Posted his third straight 20-win season…Molson Cup winner for the third consecutive year, first Canadiens player to do that since Guy Lafleur won six straight from 1975-80. 2001-02: Winner of the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player…Became only the sixth goaltender in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy and the first since Dominik Hasek won two-in-a-row from 1997-98…Edged Calgary’s Jarome Iginla for the award in what was the closet voting on record…Also captured the Vezina Trophy, the first Montreal netminder to do that since Patrick Roy in 1992…Led all NHL goaltenders with a .931 save percentage, earning him the Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award…Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team…Finished tied for second in the NHL in shutouts (7) and was fourth in goals-against average (2.11)…Established a new record with 180 points in Molson Cup Standings…Had a career-high seven-game winning streak from March 28 to April 9…Became the first goaltender in Canadiens history to register an assist in back-to-back games, Jan. 19-21…Played in the NHL All-Star Game. PLAYOFFS: Started all 12 postseason games for the Canadiens, posting a 6-6 record with a .915 save percentage…Helped Montreal to a 4-2 series win over the top-seeded Bruins in the quarterfinals. 2000-01: Posted his first career 20-win season…Became the sixth goaltender in NHL history to score a goal in a regular season game on Jan. 2 at NY Islanders. 1999-2000: Finished runner-up for the Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award as the NHL’s leader in save percentage…Actually tied Ed Belfour for the league lead in save percentage (.919) but Belfour claimed the award by finishing at .919159 compared to Theodore’s .919107…Tied for third in the league in GAA (2.10) and fourth in shutouts (5). 1998-99: Split the season between Fredericton (AHL) and Montreal…Recorded first NHL shutout on April 7 vs. Carolina. 1997-98: Spent the entire regular season with Fredericton but was called up to Montreal for the NHL playoffs. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in three games (no starts) for the Canadiens in the ‘98 playoffs…Allowed only one goal in 120 minutes. 1996-97: Had two different stints with the Montreal Canadiens…Made his first NHL start on Nov. 2 at San Jose (4-3 loss)…Earned his first NHL victory in his third career start on Nov. 6 at Anaheim…Stopped a regular season career-high 47 shots on Feb. 10 vs San Jose (4-2 win). PLAYOFFS: Made his playoff debut for the Canadiens, starting two games in the ECQF versus New Jersey…Made his first career playoff start in Game Four against the Devils (April 24 in Montreal), turning aside 56 shots in a 4-3 triple-overtime victory…Got the start in Game Five at New Jersey but lost a 4-0 decision despite 45 saves. 1995-96: Made his NHL debut on Feb. 21 at Hartford, playing the final nine minutes in the third period (two shots, one goal)…Spent most of the season with the Hull Olympiques where he was named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team…Finished second in the league with 33 wins, posting a 33-11-2 record in 48 games. 1994-95: Backstopped the Hull Olympiques to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League championship…Led the QMJHL in regular season games (58), wins (32) and minutes (3348) and also led the league in postseason games (21), wins (15) and minutes (1263)…Named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team.
Has represented Canada at three international competitions…Backstopped Team Canada to the gold medal at the 1996 World Junior Championship and was named the tournament’s “Best Goaltender”…Was selected to the Second All-Star Team at the 2000 IIHF World Hockey Championship after leading the competition in goals-against average (1.63), save percentage (.932) and shutouts (2)…Was also a member of Team Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey but did not participate in a game.
Jose and his girlfriend, Stephanie, reside in Denver with their daughter, Romi…Spends his summers in Montreal…Is involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Association …Enjoys playing the guitar…Lists Johnny Depp as the actor who would play him in his life story…Lists Shadow Creek as his favorite golf course…If he could play golf with any three people in the world, his foursome would include Tiger Woods, Jack Nicholson and his father…Lists Muhammad Ali as his favorite non-hockey athlete…Jose’s first job was being a caddy.
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