|DRAFTED:||SJS: 1994-219 overall|
Claimed off waivers by the Islanders from the Detroit Red Wings on January 22, 2011. Agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Islanders on Mar. 21, 2012.
Selcted by the San Jose Sharks in the ninth round, 219th overall, of the 1994 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Signed as a free agent by Magnitogorsk (Russia) on December 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by St. Petersburg (Russia-KHL) on July 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Detroit on January 20, 2011.
Posted a 19-18-3 record in 42 games during his first season with the Islanders...Led Islanders goalies in games played, wins, shutouts (2), goals-against average (2.55) and save percentage (.914)...Missed 24 games due to injury...Suffered a lower-body injury on Oct. 27 at Pittsburgh and missed three games...Missed 12 games with a groin injury suffered on Nov. 17 vs. Montreal...Started a team season-high 11-consecutive games from Dec. 22 - Jan. 14...Recorded his 300th career win on Jan. 14 vs. Buffalo...Named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for the period ending on Jan. 22 (3-0-0 record, stopping 89-of-91 shots)...Won a team season-high four-straight games from Jan. 14-21...Missed three games with the flu from Feb. 18-24...Appeared in his 600th NHL game on Mar. 11 at NY Rangers...Suffered a lower body injury on Mar. 27 at Pittsburgh and missed the final six games of the season.
2010-11: Appeared in 22 games with St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League, posting an 8-8-5 record with a 3.02 goals against average and a .888 save percentage…Recorded two shutouts…Signed an NHL contract with Detroit on Jan. 20…Claimed off waivers by the Islanders on Jan. 22...Suspended by the Islanders for failing to report.
2009-10: Ranked second in the NHL with 44 wins during his 10th and final season with the San Jose Sharks…Also finished second in the league in saves with 1,998, sixth in save percentage with a career-best mark of .922, and 10th in goals-against average at 2.43…Appeared in 71 games, ranking fifth in the league…Became the 38th goaltender in NHL history to win 250 games on Oct. 3 at Anaheim.
2008-09: Ranked second in the NHL with 41 wins, tied for fourth with seven shutouts and tied for 12th with a 2.44 GAA…Tied a career high with a 10-game winning streak from Oct. 28-Dec. 4, posting a .920 save percentage and a 2.08 GAA…Played in his 450th game on Dec. 13 vs. St. Louis...Set a Sharks franchise record for individual shutout streak spanning 170:58 from Jan. 20-31... Earned his 30th victory on Feb. 19 vs. Los Angeles… Missed seven games (two - flu, five - lower body injury) Feb. 26 - Mar. 12...Earned his 30th victory on Feb. 19 vs. Los Angeles…Reached 40 wins for the second consecutive season with a 2-1 victory at Edmonton on Apr. 2.
2007-08: Named to the NHL First All-Star Team…Finished second in the voting for the Vezina Trophy (top goaltender) and seventh for the Hart Memorial Trophy (most valuable player)…His 46 wins led the league and were the fourth-most in a single season in NHL history (48 - Martin Brodeur, NJ - 2006-07; 47 - Bernie Parent, PHI - 1973-74; 47 - Roberto Luongo, VAN - 2006-07)…Tied for the league lead and tied for third most in NHL history with 77 appearances…Finished second in the NHL in minutes played (4,560:56), tied for third in shutouts (6) and tied for third in GAA (2.14)…Ranked second in the league in one-goal wins (25)…Named Sharks Player of the Month for October…Named the NHL’s Number Two Star of the Week from Nov. 12-18…Posted a shutout streak of 271:20 against Phoenix, marking the second longest stretch in the NHL since 1989, with only Dominik Hasek’s 281:57 against NY Rangers from Nov. 28, 1997-Nov. 25, 1998 surpassing it… Named NHL’s Third Star for week ending Dec. 30…Named NHL’s Third Star of the Month for December…His 43 consecutive starts to start the season was the NHL’s second-longest streak since 1989-90. Martin Brodeur (44 starts from Jan. 3-April 13, 1996) is the only goalie to have a longer streak… Started 50 consecutive games from March 24, 2007 at Carolina through Jan. 12, 2008 vs. Toronto. In that time, he had a record of 30-12-7 with a .916 save percentage, a 2.08 GAA and five shutouts…Recorded his 40th career shutout at Edmonton on Jan. 29, making 13 saves…Named a Western Conference All-Star. Became the first All-Star goaltender to not allow a goal in a period since Nikolai Khabibulin in 2002. Also did not allow a goal in the Skills Competition…Earned his 200th win in his 418th game on Mar. 7 at Chicago (200-149-29)…Tied his single-season high with his 67th appearance (2001-02) on Mar. 11 at Nashville, reaching the 40-win plateau for the first time with a 2-1 victory.
2006-07: Tied for second in the NHL in shutouts (7), tied for sixth in GAA (2.29) and ranked 12th in save percentage (.914) during his sixth full season with San Jose…Posted a 25-16-4 record in 50 appearances…Named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for Mar. 5-11…Set a franchise record for individual shutout streak (166:07) Mar. 2 at Dallas through Mar. 9 vs. Vancouver.
2005-06: Went 16-19-7 in 45 games during his fourth full year with San Jose…Signed a four-year contract extension on Feb. 7.
2004-05: Played part of the season with Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Russia), posting a 2.00 GAA in 20 games.
2003-04: Posted his third 30-win season (31-19-8) and established a career high with nine shutouts (T-3rd in the NHL)…In 59 appearances, recorded a 2.20 GAA and a .921 save percentage...Named NHL Defensive Player of the Month for February.
2002-03: Went 19-28-8 in his third full season with San Jose…Became franchise’s all-time leader in minutes played (10,287) and goaltender games played (184), passing Artus Irbe in each category, in a 6-2 win Feb. 5 vs. Carolina…Ranked fourth among all NHL goaltenders in wins (33) during the 2002 calendar year.
2001-02: Tied for second in the NHL in shutouts (7) and third in wins (37)…Finished fourth in Vezina Trophy voting…Played in 100th NHL game Dec. 6 at Calgary…Became franchise’s all-time shutout leader with 11 (38 saves) on Dec. 14 at Colorado, also the site of his first career shutout (Jan. 19, 2000)…Posted a seven-game win streak from Jan. 30-Feb. 28…Named NHL Player of the Month for February…Became seventh goaltender in NHL history to score a goal and first netminder to score a power-play goal on Mar. 10 at Vancouver.
2000-01: Captured the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s top rookie, garnering a total of 565 points and 50 of 62 first place votes…Finished fourth overall in voting for the Vezina Trophy…Selected to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team…Named The Sporting News NHL Rookie of the Year in a vote among NHL players…Led NHL in GAA on the road (1.94, only netminder to have sub-2.00 road GAA)…Named PlayStation “Rookie of the Year”…Had a 32-21-7 record with a 2.19 GAA and a .915 save percentage in 66 games…Posted four consecutive road victories (Oct. 20-25)…Posted 11-game unbeaten streak (9-0-2-0) from Oct. 20-Nov. 14…Named NHL Rookie of the Month for November…Posted 20th win in 28th game, becoming the second-fastest rookie goaltender since 1990-91 to reach the 20-win mark (Lalime, 27 games, 1996-97)…Named NHL Rookie of the Month for December (second consecutive month) after posting a 7-2-2 record, 2.11 GAA, .924 save percentage and two shutouts. Became the first rookie since Pittsburgh’s Patrick Lalime (Dec. and Jan., 1996-97) to win the award in consecutive months…Named NHL Player of the Week for Jan. 22-28…Selected to play in the NHL All Star Game and stopped 11 of 16 shots in 20 minutes of action for the World Team All-Stars.
1999-00: Made his NHL debut on Jan. 1 at Nashville, stopping all four shots faced in relief…Picked up his first NHL victory on Mar. 2 vs. Nashville, facing two shots in 35-plus minutes of relief…Shutout Colorado for a 0-0 tie in his first NHL start, stopping 39 shots on Jan. 19…Spent most of the season with the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League, going 12-4-3 in 20 appearances…Also appeared in two AHL games with Kentucky.
1998-99: Tied Kentucky’s franchise record for wins in a season with 26 during his second professional season in North America…Ranked second in AHL in shutouts, tied for second in wins and finished eighth in GAA (2.62)…Named the Itech AHL Goaltender of the Month for November…Posted his first-career shutout on Nov. 8 at Cincinnati.
1997-98: Played his first season in North America with Kentucky of the AHL…Earned his first professional victory on Oct. 4 at Cincinnati, stopping 23 of 29 shots.
1996-97: Signed first North American contract in summer of 1997.