The Full Wiki

Martin Gerber: Misc

  
  
  

Ice Hockey

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

An Ice Hockey Wiki article.

Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Nickname(s) Tinu (in Switzerland)
Darth Gerber (in Ottawa, a nod
to Darth Vader), The Gerber Baby
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Atlant Moscow Oblast
Toronto Maple Leafs
Ottawa Senators
Carolina Hurricanes
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Nationality Flag of Switzerland Swiss
Born September 3 1974 (1974-09-03) (age 35),
Burgdorf, Switzerland
NHL Draft 232nd overall, 2001
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Pro Career 1996 – present

Martin Gerber (born September 3, 1974) is a Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing with Atlant Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as their eighth-round pick, #232 overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He was a member of the 2006 Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes, and also played with the Ottawa Senators.He played many games after the trade deadline with the Toronto Maple Leafs because that Vesa Toskala decided to have season-ending surgery. Curtis Joseph was not ready to start over 20 games, and Justin Pogge had struggled with the Leafs and the Marlies, so they kept him down with the Marlies. The Leafs are not expected to resign Martin Gerber during the summer.

Contents

Playing career

Gerber began his career in Switzerland for SCL Tigers. Originally playing in the Nationalliga B, Gerber and the Tigers eventually won promotion to Nationalliga A in 1998. In 2001, he was drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and spent the season in Sweden for Färjestads BK in the Swedish Elitserien. He moved to the Ducks organization in 2002 and on October 11, 2002, Gerber played his first NHL game in a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Dallas Stars. He went on to play a total of 22 regular season games that season. He was the backup to Jean-Sébastien Giguère when the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim went to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2003. Gerber played 32 more regular season games for Anaheim in the 2003–04 NHL season. Gerber left the Mighty Ducks afterwards after he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes on June 18, 2004, in exchange for Tomáš Malec and a 3rd round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Gerber returned to both Langnau SC for 20 games and Färjestads BK for 30 games.

Gerber began the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs as the Hurricanes' starting goaltender, but following his struggles in the team's opening series, he was supplanted by rookie Cam Ward, who had been his back-up for most of the season. Ward backstopped the team to a Stanley Cup championship, and in the process Gerber became the second Swiss player in NHL history to win a Cup. David Aebischer was the first in 2001 with the Colorado Avalanche.

On July 1, 2006, Gerber signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Senators. He struggled throughout the season and was replaced as starting goaltender by Ray Emery. Emery maintained his role throughout the playoffs, meaning that Gerber has now served as the back-up goaltender for a Stanley Cup finalist for three of the past four seasons with 3 different teams.

In the 2007–08 season, Gerber began the season as the Senators' starting goaltender when Ray Emery was sidelined after off-season wrist surgery. His play was uneven, and Emery retook the starting job once he was healthy again. After a team nosedive in the standings, and the firing of head coach John Paddock, General Manager Bryan Murray returned as head coach and immediately declared Gerber as the starting goaltender for the remainder of the 2007–08 season.

Gerber's uneven play continued in 2008–09, and he was supplanted by the newly signed Alex Auld as the Senators' starting goalie. On January 22, 2009, Gerber was placed on waivers by the team after being sent to Binghamton of the AHL.

On March 4, 2009, Gerber was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs to replace goalie Vesa Toskala, who was scheduled for season-ending surgery. During a game on March 24 against the Washington Capitals, Gerber was thrown out of the game and immediately suspended for 3 games for an incident with the on-ice officials, during which Gerber was arguing a call and preceded to make contact with referee Mike Leggo and a linesman who was attempting to restrain him.

Goalie mask

To start the 2007–08 season, he wore an all black mask while his other mask was being painted; he did so well in the black mask that he felt no need to replace it, and wore it for the remainder of the season. Fans endearingly termed him "Darth Gerber". In response Gerber tried out a new Darth Vader inspired mask design during the 2008–09 season.

Career statistics

Regular season

Season Team League GP W L T/OL MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1994–95 SCL Tigers NL-B 5 222 18 0 4.86
1995–96 SCL Tigers NL-B
1996–97 SCL Tigers NL-B 38 2286 121 0 3.18
1997–98 SCL Tigers NL-B 40 2430 141 3.48
1998–99 SCL Tigers NL-A 42 2522 203 4.83
1999–00 SCL Tigers NL-A 44 2652 161 3.64
2000–01 SCL Tigers NL-A 44 2671 114 3 2.56
2001–02 Färjestads BK SEL 44 2664 87 4 1.96 .916
2002–03 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 1 1 0 0 60 2 0 2.00 .951
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 22 6 11 3 1203 39 1 1.94 .929
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 32 20 10 2 1698 64 2 2.26 .918
2004–05 SCL Tigers NL-A 20 1220 59 0 2.90
2004–05 Färjestads BK SEL 30 1827 58 4 1.90 .929
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 60 38 14 6 3492 162 3 2.78 .906
2006–07 Ottawa Senators NHL 29 15 9 3 1969 74 1 2.78 .906
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 57 30 18 4 3197 145 2 2.72 .910
2008–09 Binghamton Senators AHL 14 6 7 0 783 38 1 3.03 .902
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 14 4 9 1 839 40 1 2.86 .899
2008–09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 6 5 0 706 38 0 3.23 .905
NHL totals 226 110 78 21 12735 562 10 2.65 .910
AHL totals 15 7 7 0 843 40 1 2.85 .914
SEL totals 74 4491 145 8 1.94 .922
NL-A totals 150 9064 537 7 3.55
NL-B totals 83 4938 280 2 3.40

Playoffs

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1996–97 SCL Tigers NLB 8 488 29 0 3.56
1997–98 SCL Tigers NLB 16 961 42 0 2.62
1998–99 SCL Tigers NLA 11 662 48 0 4.35
1999–00 SCL Tigers NLA 6 360 13 2 2.16
2000–01 SCL Tigers NLA 5 4 1 318 7 1 1.32
2001–02 Färjestads BK SEL 10 657 18 2 1.64 .941
2002–03 Anaheim Ducks NHL 2 0 0 20 1 0 3.00 .833
2004–05 Färjestads BK SEL 15 900 36 1 2.40 .925
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 6 1 1 221 13 1 3.53 .856
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 4 0 4 238 14 0 3.53 .912
NHL totals 12 1 5 479 28 1 3.50 .890
NLA totals 22 4 1 1340 68 3 3.04 .931

International play

In the 2006 Winter Olympics, playing for Switzerland, Martin Gerber was in net against heavily favored Canada and made 49 saves in a 2-0 victory. During the course of the Olympics, Gerber split time with netminder David Aebischer.

References

External links

  • Martin Gerber's NHL player profile
  • Martin Gerber's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Martin Gerber - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
  • Martin Gerber's Day With the Stanley Cup
  • Martin Gerber's fanclub
This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Martin Gerber. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.


This article uses material from the "Martin Gerber" article on the Ice Hockey wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message