The National Hockey League announced today that Wild goalie Jose Theodore has been named the league's Third Star of the Week. In four games last week, Theo went 3-1-0 with a 1.50 GAA and a .946 SV%, including a 26-save performance to earn his 30th career NHL shutout in Pittsburgh.
Jose has started five straight games for the Wild, earning a 4-1-0 mark. His stellar performance on Minnesota's most recent road trip helped the Wild go 3-0-0 on the East Coast, including two straight victories against division leaders.
After signing with the Wild as a free agent on Oct. 2, the 34-year-old native of Laval, Quebec, has posted a record of 8-6-2 with a 2.56 GAA and a .917 SV% with one shutout in 17 games.
Theodore's selection marks the first time a Wild player has been named a NHL Star of the Week this season. Guillaume Latendresse was the last Wild player to earn the honor, with a third star selection on Jan. 18, 2010.
Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin was named the first star after leading the NHL with seven points (5-2=7), helping the Canucks post a 3-0-1 record and claim first place in the NHL standings. Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller was named the second star after recording a 2-1-0 record with a 0.67 GAA, a .977 SV%, and two shutouts.