Thursday, December 12, 2013

José to join TVA Sports in January as a hockey analyst (not retiring, still hoping to play in NHL)

José has accepted a position with TVA Sports in Montreal as a hockey analyst. The article is found here:

There's a video included with that article showing José arriving at the studio. But there's also a video of the full interview with him here:

Here is Google's translation of the article:

The former goalkeeper of the NHL and the Montreal Canadiens, José Theodore, will join the team  in January of TVA Sports as an associate and analyst.

He has played over 700 games in 16 seasons in the NHL will be a regular contributor to "Prime Trio" and "The Match". He will also be an analyst during intermissions of Canadiens games, playoffs and the Stanley Cup final to be presented to TVA Sports.
"We are privileged and proud that Jose Theodore chose TVA Sports", said Serge Fortin, Vice President, TVA Sports. "This is a great vote of confidence on his part and we are convinced that hockey fans will be happy to find in our team.
"Jose Theodore has had a distinguished career in the NHL. His experience as a guard, his personality and colorful style will be greatly appreciated hockey fans. "
"I am proud to join the team of TVA Sports. This is an exciting new step in my career that I can not wait to live because it will allow me to share the experience I gained in the NHL with the Quebec hockey fans," for his part commented Theodore.
"This will be an opportunity to get even closer to fans and share my analysis and my opinions with them."
Theodore, now aged 37, has worn the uniform of the Canadian for 10 seasons between 1995 and 2006. Second round pick of the Montreal team - 44th overall - in 1994, he played 648 regular season games and 56 playoff games in the NHL with the Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, the Wild Minnesota and Florida Panthers.
In 2002, Theodore won the Vezina Trophy as best goalie in the NHL, as well as the Hart Trophy, awarded to the player most valuable to his team. He became the third goalkeeper in history, after Jacques Plante and Dominik Hasek to receive both honors in the same season.

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