Earned his first career NHL win Oct. 29 vs. Minnesota, stopping 19 of 21 shots.
Spent the majority of the season with the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League, appearing in 60 games with a 27-25-2 record, a 2.65 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage…Recipient of the Iowa Stars’ Unsung Hero Award, given to the player deemed by Iowa’s coaches and team management to have contributed the most to the team in ways that go beyond statistics and outside of the spotlight…Tied-for-second among AHL goaltenders with six shutouts and tied-for-fourth with 27 wins…Stopped 23-of-27 shootout attempts on the season, going 4-2 in shootout games…Made his NHL debut at Chicago on Oct. 13, stopping 38-of-40 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss. Chicago scored on an extra-attacker goal with just 2 seconds left in regulation to send the game to OT.
In 2006-07, played in his first professional season with the Iowa Stars, going 10-15-0 with a 2.88 GAA…Appeared in two playoff games for Iowa, with no decisions.
Played four seasons with the Kloten Flyers of the Swiss National League from 2002-2006…In 2005-06, posted a 16-19-8 record with a 2.82 goals-against-average and five shutouts…Represented Switzerland at the 2002 and 2003 World Junior Championships, as well as the 2001 and 2002 World Under-18 Championships…At the 2003 World Juniors, captured the Best Goaltender Award.
Single…Lists Gladiator as his favorite movie…Is a fan of the musical group Oasis…Favorite food is Italian…Lists Brazil and Greece as his favorite vacation spot…His first job was working at a travel agency…His most memorable moments in hockey was making his NHL debut in Chicago last season and playing in the World Under-18 Championships Final…Enjoys playing tennis…His favorite athlete growing up was goaltender Patrick Roy…Favorite non-hockey team is FC Zurich (soccer).
Stars’ second-round selection (No. 34) in the 2002 Entry Draft.
Tobias Stephan was just the fourth Swiss goaltender ever to be drafted into the national hockey league (Pauli Jaks, David Aebischer, Martin Gerber).