Thomas Greiss spent two of his last three seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. He would prove to be a solid addition in 2020-21, posting two shutouts, a 2.70 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.
However, Greiss slumped badly in his second Detroit campaign. The German netminder would finish the 2021-22 season with a 3.66 GAA and .891 save percentage. Joining the St. Louis Blues last summer, things didn’t get any better for Greiss and on Wednesday, he was announcing his retirement from the NHL.
Thomas Greiss has announced his retirement at the age of 37.
Greiss played in 14 NHL seasons with the San Jose Sharks, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, Detroit Red Wings & St. Louise Blues, putting up a 162-130-37 record with a 0.911 SV% & 2.77 GAA. pic.twitter.com/B0DvylhEd0
— Complete Hockey News (@CompleteHkyNews) July 12, 2023
The first German-born netminder to post 100 NHL wins, teaming with Robin Lehner in 2018-19, Greiss won the Jennings Trophy with the New York Islanders.
However, Greiss is perhaps best remembered for his right-wing political views. He was a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, and a devout follower of Rush Limbaugh. In 2017, he liked a social media post that was drawing a comparison between Hillary Clinton and Adolf Hitler.
“Never arrested, never convicted, just as innocent as Hillary,” read the post accompanying a photo of Hitler.
In 2021, the German Ice Hockey Association announced it would no longer include Greiss as part of their national team program.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Detroit was quick to sign 2023 first-round pick Nate Danielson to an entry-level contract
- Former Red Wings D Vladimir Konstantinov will be holding a public autograph signing on Aug. 12
- It’s been an eventful year for 2023 Red Wings draftee Trey Augustine
- The Grand Rapids Griffins have released their 2023-24 AHL regular-season schedule
Red Wings Offseason
Oskar Sundqvist quickly became a popular Red Wings player upon his arrival in a 2022 deal with the Blues. The happy go lucky forward rightfully carries the nickname Sunny. A UFA, Sundqvist is returning to St. Louis, signing a pact with team where he won the Stanley Cup in 2018-19.
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