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Jonas Hiller

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Jonas Hiller
Hiller in 2017
Born (1982-02-12) 12 February 1982 (age 42)
Felben-Wellhausen, Switzerland
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
Played for HC Davos
HC Lausanne
HC La Chaux-de-Fonds
Anaheim Ducks
Calgary Flames
EHC Biel
National team  Switzerland
Playing career 2001–2020

Jonas Hiller (born February 12, 1982) is a Swiss former professional ice hockey goaltender. He played parts of nine seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames. Outside of the NHL, Hiller played for HC Davos, HC Lausanne, and EHC Biel of the National League A (NLA). He would also play for HC La Chaux-de-Fonds of the Swiss League.

Career[change | change source]

Before playing in the NHL, Hiller played 13 games for HC Lausanne and 3 seasons for HC Davos of the National League A (NLA). Hiller also won Switzerland's championship in 2002, 2005 and 2007, as well as the Spengler Cup in 2004 and 2006 with HC Davos. He was not drafted but he signed a contract with the Anaheim Ducks on May 25, 2007.[1]

Hiller during his time with the Flames in 2014

On September 30, 2007, Hiller made his NHL debut for the Anaheim Ducks defeating the Los Angeles Kings 4–1 in London, England.[2] In his first season with the Ducks, Hiller recorded a 2.06 goals against average (GAA) and .926 save percentage in 23 games. On November 16, 2008, Hiller earned his first NHL shutout when the Ducks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2–0.[3]

Hiller was named as the Ducks starting goaltender for the 2009 NHL Playoffs. On April 16, 2009, he started in his first playoff and he recorded a shutout against the San Jose Sharks with 35 saves.[4] The Ducks were able to eliminate the Sharks in six games but they were defeated by the Detroit Red Wings in seven games in the next round. On January 30, 2010, he signed a four-year extension with the Ducks going throughout the 2013–14 NHL season.[5] In the 2012-13 NHL Season, Hiller was able to help the Ducks place 2nd overall in the Western Conference. In the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Ducks were eliminated in the first round in a seven game series against the Detroit Red Wings for the second time in five years.

On July 1, 2014, Hiller decided to sign a two-year, $4.5 million per year contract as a free agent with the Calgary Flames.[6]

On 16 March 2020, Hiller announced that he was retiring from playing professional ice hockey.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "No Monster deal for Gustavsson". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2014-10-24.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Ducks Get Revenge on Kings, 4-1". Anaheim Ducks. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  3. "Hiller Saves All 29 in a 2-0 Shutout of the Kings". Anaheim Ducks. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  4. "Ducks 2, Sharks 0". Anaheim Ducks. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  5. "Ducks Sign Hiller to Four-Year Extension". Anaheim Ducks. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  6. "Flames sign goaltender Jonas Hiller". Calgary Flames. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  7. "Former Ducks, Flames goalie Jonas Hiller retires from pro hockey". Sportsnet. Retrieved February 2, 2024.

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