Dallas Stars Acquire Goaltender Tim Thomas From Florida in Exchange for Goaltender Dan Ellis

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Dallas Stars Acquire Goaltender Tim Thomas From Florida in Exchange for Goaltender Dan Ellis
Dallas Stars Acquire Goaltender Tim Thomas From Florida in Exchange for Goaltender Dan Ellis

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Tim Thomas from the Florida Panthers in exchange for goaltender Dan Ellis.

Thomas, 39, has posted a 16-20-3 record with a .909 save percentage and 2.87 goals against average in 40 games played for Florida this season.

In nine seasons with Boston and Florida, Thomas has posted a career regular season record of 212-141-48 with a .920 save percentage and a 2.51 goals against average. His 31 career shutouts are tied for the eighth-most among active NHL goaltenders.

"Tim is a proven goaltender in this League that has won the big games when they matter the most," said Nill. "We have 20 games left in just 39 days, including four sets of back-to-back situations, and adding a player of Tim's caliber helps our depth at the goaltender position."

A member of the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins team in 2010-11, Thomas has been honored with the following awards during his career: Conn Smythe Trophy (2011), Vezina Trophy (2009, 2011), William M. Jennings Trophy (2009 - shared with Manny Fernandez), NHL First All-Star Team (2009, 2011). He has also appeared in four NHL All-Star Games (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012).

Additionally, Thomas has represented the United States internationally at the Olympics (2010 - silver medal) and six World Championships (1995, 1996 - bronze, 1998, 1999, 2005 and 2008).

The 5-foot-11, 201-pound native of Flint, Michigan was originally selected by Quebec in the ninth round (217th overall) of the 1994 NHL Draft.

Ellis, 33, posted a 5-6-0 record with a 3.04 goals against average and a .900 save percentage in 14 games played for Dallas this season.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
5 MIN 75 43 25 7 215 185 93
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 75 27 44 -6 71
T. Seguin 65 33 34 -3 67
J. Spezza 75 16 40 -4 56
J. Klingberg 58 10 27 5 37
C. Eakin 71 17 17 -4 34
A. Goligoski 75 4 30 -1 34
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
A. Hemsky 69 11 21 -7 32
S. Horcoff 71 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 73 12 14 -5 26
 
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K. Lehtonen 33 15 10 .907 2.84
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
 
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