Bruins’ Tim Thomas to Throw First Pitch for Vermont Lake Monsters on Friday


July 15, 2010

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is trading in his hockey mask for a baseball cap.

The University of Vermont alum and two-time NHL All-Star will throw out the first pitch for the Lake Monsters' game against the Aberdeen Ironbirds on Friday at Centennial Field in Burlington, Vt.

Thomas will be on hand to sign autographs at the game, alongside Vermont men?s hockey coach Kevin Sneddon and members of the UVM hockey team.

From 1993-97, Thomas played for the Catamounts and ranks among the top two in every major goaltending category at Vermont. He was an NCAA All-American in 1995 and 1996, winning goalie of the year in ?96.

Thomas ranks second all-time in NCAA Division I with 3,950 saves.

On the Bruins, Thomas is 126-91-35 with a .918 save percentage and a 2.61 goals-against average in 262 NHL games. In 2008-09, Thomas went 36-11-7 with a .933 save percentage and a 2.10 GAA, winning the Vezina Trophy that year as the league?s best goalie.

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