IMPORTANT HOCKEY STUFF: Signed a two-year contract extension running through the 2009-10 NHL season, June 11, 2008…2007-08: Made his NHL debut with Anaheim, going 10-7-1 with a 2.06 GAA and .927 SV%...owned the second-best GAA (1.55) and SV% (.952) in the NHL after Mar. 1, posting a 4-3-0 record…won five straight at Honda Center from Dec. 19-Mar. 26, recorded a 1.40 GAA and .945 SV%…stopped a then career-high 41-of-43 shots, Mar. 21 @ SJ…record his first career NHL point (assist) in a 4-1 win, Mar. 12 vs. VAN…stopped 11-of-12 shots for his first career OT win, Dec. 19 vs. COL…recalled from Portland on Nov. 16...originally assigned to the Pirates on Oct. 23…earned a 4-1 win in his NHL debut, Sept. 30 vs. LA in London, England...stopped 22-of-23 shots en route to being named the third star of the game...became just the fourth Swiss goalie to play in an NHL game, joining David Aebischer (COL), Martin Gerber (ANA) and Pauli Jaks (LA)…with Portland: earned a 3-2-1 record with a 2.11 GAA and .929 SV%...following the 2008 NHL Playoffs, joined Switzerland for the 2008 IIHF World Championship in Halifax and Quebec City…appeared in three games, going 1-2-0 with a 2.79 GAA and .915 SV%...2006-07: Played for Davos of the Swiss National League A…set a career high in wins, posting a 28-16-0 record in 44 appearances with a 2.60 GAA…was voted Best Goalie in the Swiss National League…ranked tied for first in the Swiss League in wins during the regular season and first in wins during the playoffs (12)…helped Davos capture the Swiss championship…in addition, helped Davos to a Spengler Cup championship…was the starting goaltender for the Swiss
National Team at the 2007 IIHF World Championship from Apr. 27-May 13 in Moscow, Russia…appeared in six games, posting a 2.51 GAA and .910 SV%, finishing fifth among goaltenders in SV%...2005-06: Helped Davos advance to the final in the Swiss Championship…was selected to the All-Star team for the Spengler Cup and was a member of the Swiss National Team for the IIHF World Championships…2004-05: Was voted the Best Goalie in the Swiss League, en route to the Swiss League Championship…won the Spengler Cup with Davos and selected to the tournament All-Star team.
REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF: Spends the offseason in the town of Davos in his native Switzerland…resides in Newport Beach during the hockey season…enjoys playing tennis, beach volleyball [shirtless] and sailing [also a shirtless opportunity] on his family’s boat in Switzerland [I hear the summer is beautiful there, warm and comfortable, inviting men to go around shirtless] during the offseason…is an automobile enthusiast and spends his summers fixing cars with his friends at a local body shop in his hometown…enjoys cooking traditional Swiss food, [yes, a man that can cook] with his specialty being fondue [OMG, and a man that can cook with fire, can you say “cave man”? now, let’s see what other “cave man talents” he has]…lists his favorite food as Italian…admires fellow Swiss athlete Roger Federer…can speak German, English and French fluently…is a big fan of rock music, enjoying the likes of Metallica and Nickelback.
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Holding Out for A Hero Bonnie Tyler (HftL's Theme Song)
Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where's the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and turn and dream of what I need
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life
Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder end rising with the heat
It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet
Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear that there's someone somewhere
Through the wind end the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach
Like the fire in my blood
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