CURRENT NOTES: 3rd in NHL in wins (38)…3rd in the League in minutes (3,680)
2013-14: Stopped 26 shots on April 3 vs. Los Angeles…Named NHL’s 3rd Star of the week on March 17…Set Sharks franchise record for most saves in a shutout win (41) on March 16 at NY Rangers…Recorded a 27-save shutout on March 8 vs. Montreal…Stopped 29 of 30 shots on Feb. 1 vs. Chicago…Named to Finland’s Olympic roster on Jan. 7…Made 30 saves on Dec. 29 vs. Anaheim…Stopped 36 of 37 shots on Nov. 21 vs. Tampa Bay…Named the NHL’s 3rd Star of the Month in October…Notched his second shutout of the season and the 25th of his career on Oct. 26 at Montreal…Posted his first shutout of the season on Oct. 21 at Detroit…Picked up his 100th win as a Shark on Oct. 19 vs. Calgary…Recorded his second assist of the season on Oct. 17 at Dallas
FIN FACTS: Believes he looks like Matt Damon…Joe Thornton made up the nickname “Rico” for him. No one, not even Joe, knows why. “He just looks like a Rico,” says Joe.
Signed as a free agent by Chicago, May 5, 2008. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Lahti (Finland), October 5, 2012.,