|Assets:||Is extremely agile and moves incredibly well laterally. Has sound positional skills as a butterfly goalie and often displays a flair for the dramatic. Is confident in his puck-stopping ability.|
|Flaws:||Drops to his knees too early and has become somewhat vulnerable to high shots over time. Has lost a bit of focus and concentration over the years, which has hurt his overall value.|
|Career Potential:||Inconsistent, yet talented veteran goaltender.|
|NHL||Bill Masterton Trophy||2009-10|
|NHL||Second All-Star Team||2001-02|
|NHL||Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award||2001-02|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2003-04, 2001-02|
|QMJHL||Second All-Star Team||1995-96, 1994-95|
|4/27/2013||Missed the last 27 regular season games (groin).|
|3/03/2013||Groin, injured reserve.|
|4/26/2012||Missed the last 2 playoff games (undisclosed).|
|2/09/2012||Missed 4 games (knee injury).|
|2/01/2012||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|1/18/2012||Missed 5 games (right knee injury).|
|1/05/2012||Right knee injury, injured reserve.|
|12/08/2011||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a two-year contract.|
|1/22/2011||Missed 4 games (hip injury).|
|1/14/2011||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|10/02/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild to a one-year contract.|
|1/29/2010||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|1/27/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/21/2009||Missed 2 games (personal reasons).|
|11/17/2009||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|10/22/2009||Missed 1 game (back spasms).|
|10/16/2009||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|12/19/2008||Missed 4 games (hip flexor).|
|12/12/2008||Hip flexor, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2008||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a two-year-contract.|
|2/06/2008||Missed 3 games (back injury).|
|1/31/2008||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|10/12/2007||Missed 3 games (knee injury).|
|10/03/2007||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|12/07/2006||Missed 1 game (hip injury).|
|12/02/2006||Hip injury, left Saturday's game.|
|4/09/2006||Missed 18 games (heel injury).|
|3/08/2006||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|2/18/2006||Heel injury, mid-April.|
|12/23/2005||Missed 1 game (knee injury).|
|12/17/2005||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|9/02/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Montreal Canadiens to a three-year contract.|
|12/20/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Djurgardens IF of the Elitserien (Sweden).|
|12/18/2003||Collarbone, left Thursday's game (didn't miss any games).|
|11/23/2002||Missed 2 games (hip injury).|
|11/19/2002||Hip injury, day-to-day.|
|9/05/2002||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a three-year contract.|
|11/05/2001||Missed 4 games (head injury).|
|10/27/2001||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|10/14/2000||Recalled from Quebec (AHL).|
|10/12/2000||Assigned to Quebec (AHL) for conditioning purposes.|
|10/09/2000||Recalled from Quebec (AHL).|
|10/05/2000||Assigned to Quebec (AHL).|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers.|
|10/02/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild.|
|7/01/2008||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals.|
|3/08/2006||Montreal Canadiens traded Jose Theodore to the Colorado Avalanche for David Aebischer.|
|6/28/1994||Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2nd round (44th overall) in 1994.|
Jose Theodore hopes to stay with Panthers | 04/29/2013 11:14 AM
NewsJose Theodore wants to re-sign with the Florida Panthers.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe will be an unrestricted free agent this summer if a deal cannot be reached with the Panthers. "I feel I got a big role with this team and like what we started here when I signed," Theodore said. "I never accept a backup role, but that doesn't mean it's not going to happen." If Florida intends to use Jacob Markstrom as their starter next year, as it is expected they will, then it might be best for them to part ways with Theodore and use Scott Clemmmensen, who has one year remaining on his deal with the club, as his backup. Theodore finished the season on the sidelines with a groin injury that kept him on the shelf since the beginning of March.
Jose Theodore has on-ice workout Tuesday | 04/24/2013 10:21 AM
NewsJose Theodore (groin) worked out Tuesday on the ice before his teammates practiced.
ImpactHe has been sidelined since March 2 after he tore two groin muscles at Carolina and it doesn't look like he'll play again this season.
Jose Theodore (groin) won't return this year | 04/20/2013 7:20 PM
NewsJose Theodore (groin) won't return this season, according to RDS' Renaud Lavoie.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactTheodore had hoped to get in a game or two in the final week of the season, but is still not 100% recovered from a groin injury sustained on March 2. He will finish the season with a 4-6-3 record, 3.29 goals-against average and .893 save percentage. The 36-year-old is in the final year of a two-year, $3 million deal.
Theodore (groin) hopes to return this season | 04/08/2013 4:34 PM
NewsJose Theodore (groin) is still hoping to play this season.
George Richards on Twitter
ImpactTheodore was on the ice on Monday for the first time since he sustained the ailment. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but is interested in signing a contract extension with the Panthers.
Panthers lose Jose Theodore for 5-6 weeks | 03/04/2013 4:03 PM
NewsJose Theodore will be sidelined for five-to-six weeks with a torn groin, according to his agent Don Meehan.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactTheodore told Meehan that the injury won't require surgery, but given that timeline he may not play again this season. He has one remaining on his contract and Meehan said that he still "wants to play and compete" even though it isn't expected to be with the Panthers.
Santos doesn't comment on Theodore's injury | 03/04/2013 12:00 PM
NewsFlorida assistant GM Mike Santos decided not to comment on a report that said Jose Theodore has a potential season-ending groin injury.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Impact"We have no information to release on any of the injuries yet - most importantly because they haven't even seen our doctors. We got in at 2 [Sunday] morning," Santos said. With Theodore out of the lineup, the Panthers have summoned Jacob Markstrom from the minors again.
Jose Theodore ponders surgery for torn groin | 03/03/2013 4:42 PM
NewsJose Theodore has been diagnosed with a torn right groin muscle, forcing him to consider what would be season-ending surgery.
Renaud P Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactIf his season really is over, then it creates an interesting situation for the Florida Panthers. Will more experienced goalie Scott Clemmensen get a bunch of starts or will they roll with prospect Jacob Markstrom? Some also wonder if this breathes life back into Roberto Luongo trade rumors.
Jose Theodore could be out a while | 03/03/2013 11:29 AM
NewsIt looks like Jose Theodore could be out for a while after sustaining a lower body injury in Saturday's contest.
ImpactTheodore was seen walking without crutches but with a serious limp after Saturday's contest. Coach Dineen said ''Theodore would be out for some time and that Markstrom would be headed to South Florida.'' We will update Theodore's status when we know more on the exact nature of the injury.
Jose Theodore suffers a lower body injury | 03/02/2013 8:44 PM
NewsJose Theodore sustained a lower body injury on Saturday.
George Richards on Twitter
ImpactTheodore left the contest after stopping just one shot. The Panthers don't expect him to return before the conclusion of their contest against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Theodore to get the start Saturday v Canes | 03/02/2013 10:54 AM
NewsJose Theodore should be in goal against the Hurricanes Saturday night.
ImpactAdjust your goaltending rotation accordingly.
Panthers coach: | 03/01/2013 10:40 AM
NewsKevin Dineen acknowledged that he might not be able to give his goalies the benefit of the doubt with all of them struggling right now.
ImpactIt's the goalie carousel in Florida. Thursday night, Scott Clemmensen gave up three goals on 10 shots in 16:46 before being yanked for Jose Theodore, who went 15-for-15. The goaltending is the team's major Achilles heel and is why it's giving youngster Jacob Markstrom a shot, too. "I've always had a long leash with my goalies,'' Dineen said. "They understand the game and when to step it up. But that's not happening right now.''
Jose Theodore expected to start Tuesday night | 02/26/2013 3:58 PM
NewsJose Theodore is expected to start in net Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Steve Goldstein on Twitter
ImpactThe Panthers recently sent Jacob Markstrom back to the AHL, leaving the Panthers' goaltending duties to the uninspiring duo of Theodore and Scott Clemmensen. Theodore entered the season as the starter but has done little to keep it, posting a 4-6-2 record to go with a 3.37 GAA and.893 save percentage. Fantasy owners should steer clear of the Panthers' goalies if at all possible.
Theodore to start Thursday, Markstrom to sit | 02/21/2013 2:05 PM
NewsJose Theodore is slated to get the nod for Florida on Thursday versus Philadelphia, according to the Miami Herald.
ImpactScott Clemmesen will back him up and Jacob Markstrom, who was called up Wednesday from the minors, will be a healthy scratch. Markstrom is being projected to play Friday against Pittsburgh though.
Jose Theodore gets loss Monday night | 02/18/2013 11:38 PM
NewsJose Theodore kicked out 30 of 33 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night.
ImpactTheodore should continue getting the majority of the playing time going forward in this 48-game shortened season, however the team's struggles will limit his value. He's 4-6-2 on the season.
Jose Theodore allows six goals vs Lightning | 02/16/2013 6:56 PM
NewsJose Theodore kicked out 30 of 36 shots in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday afternoon.
ImpactTheodore allowed two goals in each of the first and third periods. When Tampa Bay is performing at their best, their offense is overwhelming, so we wouldn't read too much into this rough start.
Theodore likely starter Saturday v Bolts | 02/16/2013 11:15 AM
NewsLook for Jose Theodore to get the start Saturday afternoon against Tampa.
ImpactHe played very well stopping 32 shots in a 1-0 overtime loss to Montreal on Thursday night and surely will get the chance to start against state rival Tampa.
Jose Theodore shines in losing effort | 02/14/2013 11:38 PM
NewsJose Theodore allowed only one goal on 32 shots Thursday, but was saddled with a loss in a 1-0 overtime defeat to the Canadiens.
ImpactGiven how much the veteran netminder has struggled this season it's unfortunate that such a strong effort didn't result in a victory. He should continue getting the majority of the playing time going forward, however the team's struggles will limit his value.
Jose Theodore pulled after allowing 5 goals | 02/09/2013 10:49 PM
NewsJose Theodore allowed five goals on 21 shots against the Washington Capitals before being replaced by Scott Clemmensen midway through the third period.
ImpactThe Caps had been struggling to score goals entering tonight and Theodore was coming off his best start of the season, all of which makes the poor effort look even worse. On the season, Theodore is now 4-5-0 with an ugly .890 save percentage and an even worse 3.41 GAA. Clemmensen stopped all four shots he faced after entering the game and it's fair to wonder whether he'll start to see more starts.
Theodore to get call Saturday v Caps | 02/09/2013 11:19 AM
NewsComing off his best start of the season Thursday against the Flyers, Jose Theodore will get the call against the Capitals Saturday night.
ImpactThe Caps are struggling and it will be interesting to see if Theo can keep them in that state.
Jose Theodore big part of Thursday's win | 02/08/2013 10:29 AM
NewsJose Theodore was Thursday's top star -- and coach Kevin Dineen recognized his efforts that aided the 3-2 shootout win.
ImpactTheodore made 30 saves in all, with five each in the third and overtime frames, the latter of which the Panthers got no shots. He also stopped both shots in the shootout. "He just decides that he's going to stand up and be a difference-maker," Dineen said. "He did a heck of a job. The overtime as well as the shootout, that was a big-league game by a starting goaltender." While Theodore has a 4-4-0 record, his 3.11 goals-against average and .902 save percentage don't point to a goalie you want to rely on in fantasy leagues.
Jose Theodore records third straight win | 02/07/2013 11:35 PM
NewsJose Theodore defended 30 Philadelphia shots in regulation and overtime, while stopping two more in the shootout, for his third straight win on Thursday night.
ImpactTheodore was very good against the Flyers and his recent hot streak has brought his record back to 4-4-0 on the season.
Jose Theodore gains second straight victory | 02/03/2013 6:43 PM
NewsJose Theodore is now on a two-game winning streak as the Florida Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Sunday.
ImpactTheodore wasn't exactly dominant (three goals allowed on just 20 shots), but at least he got the W. He has a decent chance to be an under-the-radar starter like he was last season if Florida continues to improve after an unsettling start to the season.
Jose Theodore stops 22 in Panthers win | 02/01/2013 12:49 AM
NewsJose Theodore stopped 22 of 25 Winnipeg shots in a 6-3 Florida win Thursday.
ImpactTheodore is now 2-4 for the struggling Panthers this season. His GAA of 3.39 and save percentage of .901 leave a lot to be desired and with Jakub Markstrom getting close to becoming an NHL ready goalie, Theodore's fantasy value could take a hit.
Jose Theodore can't slow down Lightning | 01/29/2013 11:45 PM
NewsJose Theodore allowed five goals on 33 shots in a 5-2 drubbing at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
ImpactTheodore enjoyed a successful season last year, but his supporting cast is letting him down, thereby reducing his value in fantasy leagues. A 1-4-0 record just won't get it done.
Jose Theodore will get the start Tuesday | 01/29/2013 1:55 PM
NewsJose Theodore will get the start Tuesday night against the Lightning.
George Richards on Twitter
ImpactTheodore hasn't exactly been lights out this season, as evidenced by his 3.02 GAA and .919 save percentage, but continues to get starts because Scott Clemmensen hasn't been much better. Theodore and Clemmensen combined to allow seven goals Saturday against the Flyers, with Theodore lasting only one period before getting pulled.
Panthers goalies torched in 7-1 loss | 01/26/2013 11:35 PM
NewsThe Panthers goalies had a pathetic showing in the 7-1 loss to the Flyers on Saturday night, combining to make only 19 saves.
ImpactJose Theodore lasted one period because he gave up three goals on nine shots. Scott Clemmensen was better, but only by comparison, as he gave up four on 17 shots on net. Florida has lost four in a row, and it has combined to give up 18 goals while scoring just three times in that span.
Jose Theodore solid in defeat Thursday | 01/25/2013 6:25 AM
NewsJose Theodore stopped 34 of 36 shots, but failed to earn a victory as the Panthers were upended by Ottawa by a score of 3-1.
ImpactTheodore has now endured just one rough outing sandwiched between two impressive ones, but he has only one victory to show for it. Despite the presence of Scott Clemmensen on the roster and youngster Jakub Markstrom in the minors, Theo should garner the most playing time this season.
Jose Theodore will look for revenge vs, Sens | 01/24/2013 1:49 PM
NewsJose Theodore will be looking for a bounce-back performance versus the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
George Richards on Twitter
ImpactHe allowed four goals on 37 shots in a 4-0 loss to Ottawa on Monday after he started the 2013 campaign with a gem of a game against Carolina when he stopped 41 shots in a 5-1 victory.
Jose Theodore gets loss Monday night | 01/21/2013 11:28 PM
NewsJose Theodore allowed four goals on 37 shots in the Panthers' 4-0 loss to the Senators Monday night in Kanata.
ImpactTheodore's numbers weren't spectacular from a fantasy perspective last season, but his 22-16-11 record, 2.46 goals-against-average and .917 save percentage were serviceable statistics for depth purposes on most teams. He should be owned as a second or third goaltender in most leagues. Scott Clemmensen should get the start Tuesday night at the Bell Centre in a pretty good matchup against the lowly Canadiens.
Theodore will play between the pipes Monday | 01/21/2013 2:44 PM
NewsJose Theodore will start in Monday's game against Ottawa on Monday.
ImpactTheodore got off to a great start by saving 41 shots in Saturday's 5-1 victory. He's a pretty safe bet to maintain his starting gig this season unless the Florida Panthers make a trade.
Jose Theodore stops 41 shots Saturday | 01/20/2013 1:10 AM
NewsJose Theodore kicked out 41 of 42 shots in a 5-1 loss Saturday night.
ImpactTheodore faced at least 12 shots in each period of this contest. He had a 2.46 GAA and .917 save percentage in 53 games last season.
Cats goalies stone teammates in scrimmage | 01/17/2013 10:52 AM
NewsJose Theodore and Scott Clemmensen were very good in Wednesday's scrimmage.
Impact"I was really happy with the goaltending," coach Kevin Dineen said. "There were some quality scoring chances that the goalies had to make big saves on. They both look like they are ready to go. We accomplished everything we wanted." Both netminders stopped every shot they faced during the 40-minute tuneup match, although they were beaten in shootout attempts that come at the end of each regular period. Theodore said the contest was "fun" and that he was using it, along with everything else as a "building process" for the season.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|Shots Against||42||vs. Car||Jan 19||44|
|Saves||41||vs. Car||Jan 19||40|
|Games Played In||67||2 times-last: 2003-04 (Mtl)|
|Goal Against Average||2.10||1999-00 (Mtl)|
|Save percentage||.931||1999-00 (Mtl)|
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