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Vesa Toskala
Vesa Toskala
Goaltender
Number: 35
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 198
Catches: Left
Born: 20 May 1977
Birthplace: Tampere, Finland
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Acquired: Acquired from San Jose along with Mark Bell for Toronto's first round choice in 2007 Entry Draft (later traded to St. Louis-Lars Eller), second round choice in 2007 Entry Draft (later traded to St. Louis-Aaron Palushaj) and fourth round choice in 2009 Entry Draft June 22, 2007. Originally San Jose's fourth choice, 90th overall, in 1995 NHL Entry Draft.
Drafted: SJS / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (90th overall)
2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS:
With Toronto this season, posted a 7-12-2 record with one shutout, a 3.66 GAA and .874 SV% in 26 appearancesmissed five games (Oct. 13-28) due to knee injury stopped 31-of-32 shots for his first win of the season, Nov. 21 vs. WSH … missed four games (Nov. 25-Dec. 1) due to a groin injury … registered four consecutive wins at HOME, Dec. 7-14, stopping 108-of-117 shots for a .923 SV% and 2.25 GAA …posted his first shutout of the season (13th career) making 38 saves on Jan. 14 vs. PHI … Last game: Stopped 31-of-35 shots in a 4-1 loss, Jan. 30 w/TOR vs. VAN … won his first game as a Flame stopping 27 shots in MIN on Mar.7 ... came in for the final two periods and stopped all eight shots he faced on Mar.14 ... won his second consecutive start on Mar.17 making 32 saves



2008-09 REGULAR SEASON
- Will miss the remainder of the season due to injury
- Started 53 games for the Maple Leafs this season
- Made 49 saves on 52 shots on Mar. 3 vs. NJD
- Recorded a win in three consecutive starts (Feb. 22-26)
- Missed game on Dec. 22 at ATL due to injury
- Recorded first shutout of season (32 saves) despite 1-0 shootout loss on Oct. 17 and became first Leaf goaltender in over 43 years, and first at current Madison Square Garden, to record shutout against Rangers in New York (Johnny Bower, Jan. 10, 1965 at former MSG)
- Became first Leaf netminder period (home or away) to shutout Rangers since 1967 (Johnny Bower, Feb. 15, 1967 at Maple Leaf Gardens) and first Leaf goaltender ever to record a shutout despite suffering a shootout loss

MILESTONES REACHED THIS SEASON
- 100th NHL win
- 200th NHL game
Fantom Sticker Album



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