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Player Profile: Jonas Hiller

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Player Profile: Jonas Hiller
By Matt Vevoda
AnaheimDucks.com

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Season Overview
Jonas Hiller played in his fifth NHL season (all with the Ducks) in 2011-12. It was an important campaign for the goaltender, who bounced back from a lengthy absence with vertigo symptoms during the previous year.

The 30-year-old netminder rarely took a night off for Anaheim. He set franchise records for both games played (73, also tied for first in the league) and starts (73). Hiller came up one win shy of his career high, finishing the season with a 29-30-12 record. He posted a 2.57 goals-against average, .910 save percentage and four shutouts.
 
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Despite playing in so many contests, Hiller seemed to get stronger as the season went on. His best play came once the calendar flipped to 2012. From Jan. 1 to the end of the regular season, he ranked tied for sixth in wins (20, with New Jersey's Martin Brodeur) and eighth in GAA (2.11, min. 20 appearances).

Highlight
While any of Hiller's four shutouts could make for an argument as his best game of the season, his blanking of the Panthers on Feb. 19 stands out the most. The 31-save shutout came during a big road trip for the Ducks, which saw the team get points in seven out of eight games (five wins) and climb back over the .500 mark for the first time in more than three months. The shutout capped off a week in which Hiller went 3-0-1, with a 0.98 GAA and .961 SV% in four games. He would earn the NHL's First Star of the Week for his efforts. In two career games at Florida's BankAtlantic Center, Hiller has yet to allow a goal. He also recorded a 33-save shutout over the Panthers on February 1, 2010.

By the Numbers
32, consecutive games that Hiller started from January 12 - March 18, setting a new franchise record (previously 23, held by both J.S. Giguere and Guy Hebert). During that stretch, he compiled a 17-10-5 record, 1.92 GAA, .927 SV% and three shutouts. It was the longest streak of starts in the league since San Jose's Antti Niemi had a 34-game streak from January 15 - April 4, 2011.

Looking Forward
Back to full strength after his bout with vertigo during 2011, Hiller proved he ranks among the league's best goaltenders with his performance during the second half of the 2011-12 season. With Viktor Fasth possibly in the mix as his backup for next season, Hiller may get to rest a little more in the future in comparison to that record 73 starts last season. Anaheim has the netminder under contract for two more seasons, through the 2013-14 campaign.

Personal
Spends the offseason in the resort town of Davos in his native Switzerland. Enjoys playing tennis, beach volleyball and sailing on his family's boat in Switzerland. Hiller is an automobile enthusiast and spends his summers fixing cars with his friends at a local body shop in his hometown. He is fluent in German, French and English. He has played in three international tournaments with Switzerland, the 2010 Olympics, plus the 2007 and 2008 IIHF World Championships.

He Said It
"With whatever I went through at the end of last year, I’m definitely happy how it went this year for me personally. I showed that I am able to play at the highest level in this league and I think I can play better. I’m already excited for next year." - Jonas Hiller

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 7 2 3 4 5
J. Silfverberg 7 0 5 1 5
R. Kesler 7 4 0 2 4
A. Cogliano 7 2 2 -1 4
S. Vatanen 7 1 3 4 4
C. Perry 7 0 4 -7 4
C. Fowler 7 1 2 -2 3
C. Stewart 7 1 2 2 3
D. Perron 7 1 2 3 3
H. Lindholm 7 0 3 6 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 3 2 0 .947 1.41
J. Gibson 0 2 0 .900 3.08

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