10th Anniversary: Tribute to Tomas Vokoun

Friday, 10.26.2007 / 5:10 PM / Features
Nashville Predators
Vo-KOUN!

Over nine years in Music City, Tomas Vokoun transformed from a minor-league depth player into an All-Star and the backbone of one of the NHL’s most-competitive team.  The last remaining Predator from the 1998 Expansion Draft was dealt to the Florida Panthers during the summer of 2007 and tonight he will suit up for his first game in the Sommet Center as a visitor.

After eight seasons as a Predator, the Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic native holds nearly every goaltending record in Nashville history.  He played 383 games and notched 161 victories in a Predators uniform.  Vokoun registered the franchise’s first shutout (Jan. 15, 1999 vs. Phoenix), appeared in the 2004 NHL All-Star Game and finished fourth in balloting in 2005-06 for the NHL’s Vezina Trophy (awarded to the league’s top goaltender).  He backstopped the club to its first playoff appearance in 2004 and nearly stole the club’s first post-season series from the top-seeded Detroit Red Wings with a .939 save percentage.

Predators Video
Interview with former Pred Tomas Vokoun

Megatron tribute to Tomas Vokoun
Vokoun originally earned a spot as the team’s back-up goalie during the inaugural 1998-99 season, and played the “1B” role to Mike Dunham’s “1A” for the next three seasons.  Dunham was dealt in December of 2002, and Vokoun played in 57 of Nashville’s 58 remaining games in 2002-03 as the new No. 1 goaltender.

Tomas was a contributor to numerous charitable organizations around Middle Tennessee and was one of the most visible Predators in the community during his tenure in Nashville, making countless trips to hospitals and local philanthropic events.

“Tomas Vokoun seized an opportunity with an expansion franchise, earned the No. 1 goaltending position with our team and has ultimately been a major part of Nashville’s success through our first nine seasons,” general manager David Poile said after the draft-day trade of Vokoun.  “It may be time for a new chapter to begin for both Tomas and the Predators, but his contributions to our franchise, both on and off the ice, have been remarkable.”
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Weber 79 23 33 -2 56
P. Hornqvist 76 22 31 1 53
C. Smith 79 24 28 16 52
M. Fisher 75 20 29 -4 49
R. Josi 72 13 27 -2 40
M. Cullen 77 10 29 4 39
C. Wilson 81 11 22 -1 33
N. Spaling 71 13 19 2 32
R. Ellis 80 6 21 9 27
G. Bourque 74 9 17 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Hutton 20 11 4 .910 2.62
D. Dubnyk 11 18 3 .891 3.43

 
 

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