Found August 14, 2013 on Around The Rink:
Jose Theodore, currently an unrestricted free agent goalie, has quite a bit of NHL experience. Since the start of the 1995-96 season, Theodore has played 648 games, earning 286 wins with a career 2.68 goals against average and .909 save percentage. Now, he’s added another impressive feat to his career resume: catching a stray tennis ball, and doing so with style. Theodore, a Quebec native, was in attendance at the final match of the ATP Rogers Cup between Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic. With Raonic serving to bring the first set back to 5-2, Nadal hit Raonic’s serve into the crowd, and right over to Theodore, who made a phenomenal standing save in the crowd while saving his phone and beer. Fast forward this video to the 33:00 mark to see this save. Theodore is a right-handed goalie, so as you can see above his glove hand is still capable of making a show-stopping save every now and then. Perhaps this will spark some interest among teams looking for a backup goalie. Follow us on Twitter – @ATRSportsKings Around the Rink Columnist Joe Ray – @joeray119 [H/T Eye on Hockey]

Jose Theodore grabs tennis ball in stands without spilling beer (Video)

NHL goaltender Jose Theodore displayed some skill by grabbing a tennis ball out of the air without spilling his beer in the other hand while attending the Rogers Cup Final tennis match in Montreal between Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic. Read more » Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

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  Jose Theodore currently is without an NHL job, but the unemployed goaltender — who played in only 15 games as a Florida Panthers backup last season — demonstrated he still has catlike reflexes while taking in Sunday’s Rogers Cup final between Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic in Montreal. Trailing Nadal in a match he […]The post Unemployed NHL goalie grabs ball at Rafael Nadal...

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