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10th Anniversary: Tribute to Tomas Vokoun

Friday, 10.26.2007 / 4:10 PM CT / Features
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10th Anniversary: Tribute to Tomas Vokoun
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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.

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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61