Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Thomas Greiss
Thomas Greiss was born January 29, 1986 in Koln, Germany. The third round, 94th overall selection of the San Jose Sharks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Greiss honed his skills in his homeland prior to his arrival in North America.

A calm mannered netminder, Greiss made his North American debut between the pipes of the Sharks' AHL affiliate in Worcester. That season, Greiss posted a respectable 25-15-2 record in the AHL and was assigned to the ECHL for three games. The following season Greiss returned to Worcester and managed to make his NHL debut on January 13, 2007.

During the summer of 2013, Greiss signed a one year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes. He only played one season in Phoenix when he would leave as a free agent again and sign with the Pittsburgh Penguins for one year.

After that season in Pittsburgh, he earned a two year contract with the New York Islanders for the 2015-16 season. In his first season in New York, Greiss appeared in 41 games, posting 23 wins a s 2.36 goals-against-average.

Internationally, Greiss has represented Germany at numerous times, most notably at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
2001-02 EV Fussen Jr. Ger-Jr. 5
2002-03 Kolner Jung-Haie Jr. Ger-Jr. 25 0 2.16 3 1 2 0 1 2.67
2002-03 Germany WJ18-B 2 2 0 0 0 1.00
2003-04 Kolner Jung-Haie Jr. Ger-Jr. 24 2.61
2003-04 Kolner Haie Germany 1 0 12.00
2003-04 Germany WJC-B
2003-04 Germany WJ18-B 3 2 0 0 0 3.43
2004-05 Kolner Haie Germany 8 0 2.09
2004-05 Eisbaren Regensburg German-2 1 0 2.00 2 0 2.14
2004-05 Germany WJC-A 3 0 7.50
2005-06 Kolner Haie Germany 27 1 2.46 9 1 3.04
2005-06 Germany WJC-B 4 4 0 0 2 0.50
2005-06 Germany Olympics 1 0 1 0 0 5.00
2005-06 Germany WC-B 2 1 0 0 0 1.97
2006-07 Worcester Sharks AHL 43 26 15 2 0 2.61 3 0 3 0 0 4.18
2006-07 Fresno Falcons ECHL 3 1 2 0 0 2.34
2007-08 San Jose Sharks NHL 3 0 1 1 0 3.26
2007-08 Worcester Sharks AHL 41 18 21 2 0 3.09
2008-09 Worcester Sharks AHL 57 30 24 2 1 2.47 12 6 6 0 2 2.43
2009-10 San Jose Sharks NHL 16 7 4 1 0 2.69 1 0 0 0 0 3.00
2009-10 Germany Olympics 3 0 3 0 0 5.03
2010-11 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 32 2 2.92 5 0 3.40
2011-12 San Jose Sharks NHL 19 9 7 1 0 2.30
2012-13 Hannover Scorpions Germany 9 3 6 0 0 3.47
2012-13 San Jose Sharks NHL 6 1 4 0 1 2.53
2012-13 Worcester Sharks AHL 1 0 1 0 0 5.04
2013-14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 25 10 8 5 2 2.29
2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 20 9 6 3 0 2.59
2015-16 New York Islanders NHL 41 23 11 4 1 2.36 11 5 6 0 2.46
2016-17 New York Islanders NHL 51 26 18 5 3 2.69
2016-17 Germany WC-A 3 1 2 0 0 4.96
NHL Totals 181 85 59 20 7 2.50 12 5 6 0 0 2.48


Re-assigned to Gavle (Sweden) by San Jose, October 21, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Hannover (Germany), November 20, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2014. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 1, 2015.
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