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Chris Mason
Chris Mason
Goaltender
Number: 50
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 198
Catches: Left
Born: 20 Apr 1976
Birthplace: Red Deer, AB, Canada
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Acquired: Signed by the Thrashers as a free agent on July 1, 2010.
Drafted: NJD / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (122nd overall)
2010-11: Made 43 saves, recording his first shutout of the season, on 3/31 at PHI... Stopped all four Ottawa shootout attempts in a 5-4 win on 3/27... Appeared in five consecutive games from 2/25 - 3/5, stop- ping 122 of 132 shots (.924 save percentage) ... Made a career-high 52 saves on a career-high 55 shots faced on 11/3 at FLA ... The 55 shots faced tied a franchise record originally set by Milan Hnilicka against the Boston Bruins on 12/18, 2001... Appeared in 10 straight games to start the season, going 5-4-1... Did not allow a shootout goal in his second victory of the season, a 5-4 win at ANA on 10/15... Competed in the season opener vs. WSH on 10/8 and earned the win, stopping 29 of 31 shots.

2009-10:
Posted a 30-22-8 record, with two shutouts, a 2.53 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 61 games with the St. Louis Blues ... Ranked 13th in the NHL in games played and wins ... Posted wins in back-to- back games from 10/23-10/28, recording a 1.50 GAA and a .950 save percentage during that span ... Turned aside a season-high 42 saves on 1/6 at SJ ... Won four straight games from 1/9-1/16, posting one shutout, a 1.25 GAA and a .946 save percentage in those games ... Earned his first shutout of the season on 1/14 vs. MIN ... Collected a season-high five straight wins from 2/9-3/4, earning a one shutout, a 1.74 GAA and a .949 save percentage.

2008-09: Appeared in 57 games during his first season with the Blues, posting a 27-21-7 record with six shutouts, a 2.41 GAA and a .916 save percentage ... Set a career-high for shutouts ... Posted the highest single-season save percentage in Blues history (minimum 25 games played) ... Made his St. Louis debut on 10/11 at NYI ... Earned his first win with the Blues, turning aside 31 shots in a 2-1 win on 11/22 at MIN ... Recorded his first shutout as a Blue on 11/25 at NSH, stopping a career-high 47 shots ... Named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for the week ending 11/30 ... Started in 13-of-14 games during the month of February and allowed one goal or less eight times ... Named the NHL’s Third Star of the Month for February after posting a 8-2-4 record with one shutout, a 1.64 GAA and a .939 save percentage ... Earned a five-game winning streak from 3/20-3/29 ... Named the NHL’s First Star of the Week for the week ending 3/29, posting a 4-0-0 record with a 1.72 GAA and a .930 save percentage ... Started the Blues final 33 games of the season, posting a 24-8-6 record with five shutouts, a 2.08 GAA and a .924 save percentage during that stretch ... Made his Blues playoff debut on 4/15 at VAN and appeared in all four post- season contests.

2007-08: Appeared in 51 games with Nashville, posting an 18-22-6 record with four shutouts, a 2.90 GAA and a .898 save percentage ... Was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for the week ending 10/7, posting a 2-0-0 record with a .984 save percentage.

2006-07: Posted a 24-11-4 record with five shutouts, a 2.38 GAA and a .925 save percentage in 40 games with Nashville ... Ranked second in the NHL in save percentage, tied for sixth in shutouts and ranked 10th in GAA ... Tied a franchise-high for shutouts ... Made a season-high 42 saves for his first shutout of the season on 11/11 vs. COL ... Made 21 consecutive starts for the Predators from 11/25-1/6, posting a 14-6-1 record with three shutouts during that stretch ... Named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the week ending 12/17, earning a 4-0-0 record with a 1.21 GAA and a .958 save percentage.

2005-06: Appeared in 23 games for the Predators, earning a 12-5-1 record with two shutouts, a 2.54 GAA and a .913 save percentage ... Became the first Predators goaltender to score a goal in a 5-1 win on
4/15 vs. PHX ... Finished the season with six straight wins from 4/6- 4/18 ... Appeared in all five post-season games for Nashville ... Earned his first career Stanley Cup Playoff win on 4/21 vs. SJ.

2004-05: Led Valerengen IF Oslo (Norway) to a league championship, recording a 1.79 GAA in 20 regular-season games and a 2.01 GAA in 11 post-season contests ... Named the league’s top goaltender and playoff MVP.

2003-04:
Appeared in 17 games with Nashville, posting a 4-4-1 record ... Re-assigned to Milwaukee (AHL) for conditioning purposes from 1/1- 1/3 ... Set a franchise record by posting a shutout streak of 141:37 over four appearances from 1/10-1/25 ... Registered his first career NHL shutout in a 0-0 tie on 1/13 vs. LA.

2002-03: Finished fourth among AHL goaltenders with 25 wins ... Earned the first shutout in Rampage history on 11/24 at Rochester ... Set a San Antonio franchise record for saves in a game with 55 on 3/9 at Houston.

2001-02: Finished the season with 69 career wins as an Admiral, the second-most in franchise history ... Credited with a goal on 10/17 at Utah, becoming the sixth goalie in AHL history (and first Milwaukee Admiral) to score a goal.

2000-01: Opened the season in Nashville and was recalled from Milwaukee (IHL) four times through- out the year ... Made his first NHL start on 12/1 vs. CHI ... Ranked fourth in the IHL in GAA (2.35) and shutouts (five), and was fifth in save percentage (.920) ... Posted shutouts in four-of-five starts from 2/3- 2/14 ... Set Milwaukee franchise records for single-season (five) and career (eight) shutouts.

1999-2000: Started in 20 straight games, the longest streak for a Milwaukee goaltender since 1979-80 ... Made an IHL record 74 saves in Game Two of Milwaukee’s playoff series against Cleveland, including 32 in overtime ... Nominated for the IHL’s John Snider Trophy, awarded to the IHL Man of the Year (community service).

1998-99: Made three appearances with Nashville while re- called from Milwaukee (IHL) from 12/14-1/19 ... Was also recalled from 3/28-4/12 ... Made eight saves on eight shots in his NHL debut on 12/16 at ANA ... Tied for ninth in the IHL with a 2.90 GAA .

AMATEUR CAREER: Posted a 44-95-6 record with four shutouts, a 4.34 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 158 career Western Hockey League games with Victoria and Prince George from 1993 to 1997.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Appeared for Canada at three World Championships (2006, 2007, 2009) ... Won all four games he appeared in, posting one shutout and a 1.00 GAA while helping Canada to a Sil- ver Medal at the 2009 World Championship ... Won a Gold Medal with the Canadian team at the 2007 World Championship.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by New Jersey in the seventh round, 122nd overall, of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft ... Signed by Anaheim as a free agent on June 27, 1997 ... Acquired by Nashville from Anaheim with Marc Moro for Dominic Roussel on Oct. 5, 1998 ... Signed as a free agent by Florida on Aug. 20, 2002 ... Claimed by Nashville from Florida in the 2003 NHL Waiver Draft on Oct. 3, 2003 ... Acquired by St. Louis from Nashville for a fourth-round selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft (later traded to NY Rangers – NY Rangers selected Dale Weise) on June 19, 2008 ... Signed by the Thrashers as a free agent on July 1, 2010.

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