Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/7/13

RALEIGH, NC - MAY 12: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 12, 2009 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Bruins defeated the Hurricanes 4-2. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
After eight seasons, which included four All-Star appearances, a pair of Vezina Trophies and a Stanley Cup, the Tim Thomas era in Boston has come to close. This came according to the Bruins on Thursday afternoon, as Boston traded Thomas to the Islanders for a conditional second-round draft pick in 2014 or 2015. Thomas is sitting out this season, but in his time minding the net, he compiled a 196-121-0-45 record with 10,533 career saves. His tenure in Boston was highlighted by a memorable 2011 playoff run, ending with a 4-0 Game 7 win on the road in Vancouver to give Boston its sixth Stanley Cup — first since 1972. However, for Thomas’ on the ice success, he did have several controversial moments off the ice, typically involving his political opinions and use of social media. In eight seasons in Boston, Thomas had more than his fair share of memorable moments. Check out Tim Thomas’ top 10 memorable moments with the Bruins>>
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