The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Thomas Greiss has agreed to terms on a two-year contract.
Greiss appeared in 20 games last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, posting a 9-6-3 record with a .908 save percentage and a 2.59 goals-against average. The Fussen, Germany native played 25 games the previous season with the Phoenix Coyotes.
The San Jose Sharks selected Greiss in the third round (94th overall) of the 2004 National Hockey League Draft. In 89 career NHL games with San Jose, Phoenix and Pittsburgh, he recorded a 36-30-11 record with a .913 save percentage and a 2.47 goals-against average. Greiss also appeared in one Stanley Cup Playoff game with the Sharks in 2010. The 6’1, 220-pound netminder has also appeared in 142 American Hockey League games with the Worcester Sharks.
On the international stage, Greiss represented Germany at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, the 2010 World Championships and the 2004, 2005 and 2006 World Junior Championships.