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José Théodore
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With the Panthers in 2012.
Born September 13, 1976 (1976-09-13) (age 45)
St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
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Played for Montreal Canadiens
Colorado Avalanche
Washington Capitals
Minnesota Wild
Florida Panthers
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 44th overall, 1994
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1995–2014

José Nicolas Théodore (born September 13, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Minnesota Wild and Florida Panthers.

Theodore played major junior in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), where he won a President's Cup as QMJHL champions and competed in the Memorial Cup with the Hull Olympiques in 1995. He won both the Ford Cup as the top defensive player and Guy Lafleur Trophy as playoff MVP in 1995 and is a two-time QMJHL Second Team All-Star.

Drafted 44th overall by the Canadians in 1994, Theodore played eight seasons in Montreal, where he won the Vezina and Hart trophies, both in 2002. In 2006, he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche, where he played two full seasons. Theodore also played two seasons for the Washington Capitals.

Internationally, Theodore won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 1996 World Junior Championships, where he was named the tournament's best goaltender. He also started for Team Canada at the 2001 World Championships and was a backup for the 2004 World Cup.


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Panthers vs Blues - José Théodore 2011


  • Named to the Second All-Star Team in 1995 and 1996.
  • Won the Ford Cup as top defensive player in 1995.
  • Won the Guy Lafleur Trophy as playoff MVP in 1995.
  • Won the President's Cup with the Hull Olympiques in 1995.



  • Won a World Junior Championships gold medal with Team Canada in 1996.
  • Named to the World Junior Championship All-Star Team in 1996.
  • Named the World Junior Championships' Best Goaltender in 1996.

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