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Tobias Stephan (born January 21, 1984 in Zurich) is a Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 34th overall in the 2nd round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars and is the second highest Swiss draft ever. Before he played in the professional Swiss Hockey League first for the EHC Chur and then for the Kloten Flyers. Stephan is the 4th Swiss goalie who has been drafted by an NHL team after Pauli Jaks, David Aebischer and Martin Gerber.

Stephan made his first career NHL start on October 13, 2007 against the Chicago Blackhawks since both of the Stars' goaltenders, Marty Turco and Mike Smith, were injured. Until the Blackhawks tied the game with two seconds remaining in regulation, Stephan had saved all 38 shots and was looking forward to a shutout in his first game. However, the Blackhawks scored again on their first shot in overtime and won the game 2–1. His first win was on October 29 against the Minnesota Wild, they won 4-2.


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