|Date of birth||February 12, 1982|
|place of birth||Felben-Wellhausen , Switzerland|
Jonas Hiller (born February 12, 1982 in Felben-Wellhausen ) is a former Swiss ice hockey goalkeeper . He was nine years in the National Hockey League under contract and completed a total of 437 NHL games for the Anaheim Ducks and the Calgary Flames . With HC Davos he became Swiss champion three times in the 2000s and won the Spengler Cup twice .
Hiller, who attended the Sport-Gymnasium Davos , was number 1 in the goal of HC Davos from the 2004/05 season . He had previously been loaned to HC Lausanne for the 2003/04 season. Thanks to his good performance in the 2004/05 season and the support of NHL stars Joe Thornton , Rick Nash and Niklas Hagman , he won the Swiss championship with HC Davos . He also won the Spengler Cup with HC Davos in 2004 and 2006 . After this season he was appointed to the Swiss national team by the Swiss national coach Ralph Krueger .
In the following season 2005/06 Jonas Hiller showed good performances and reached the final of the Swiss championship with HC Davos , which was lost with 1: 4 wins against HC Lugano . In the 2006/07 season he again won the Swiss championship title in the final (4-3 wins) against SC Bern in the seventh game of the series (after both teams had won all their home games). This game was his last game for HC Davos, as he moved to the National Hockey League the following season . Jonas Hiller was also appointed to the Swiss squad for the 2007 World Cup in Russia.
On May 26, 2007 it was announced that Hiller had signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL. In September, helped by the injury of Anaheim goalkeeper Jean-Sébastien Giguère , he was recommended in the training camp for the Ducks' NHL squad and made his debut on September 30, 2007 in the game against the Los Angeles Kings , which was part of the NHL premiered in 2007 in London . After the return of the regular goalkeeper Jean-Sébastien Giguère on October 14, 2007 Hiller was only the third goalkeeper behind Giguère and Ilja Brysgalow .
In October 2007, he was sent to the farm team of the Anaheim Ducks, the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League . A month later he was called back to the NHL squad after the Ducks had put Ilya Brysgalow on the waiver list. In the 2008/09 season Hiller established himself with excellent performances as a goalkeeper at the Ducks before Jean-Sébastien Giguère.
On January 30, 2010, Jonas Hiller extended his end-of-season contract with the Anaheim Ducks until the 2013/14 season. The Swiss national goalkeeper earned around 18 million dollars in these four years.
Jonas Hiller could not reach the playoffs with the Ducks in the 2009/10 season despite strong performances and a catch quota of 91.8%. In the 2010/11 season Hiller was invited as the second Swiss after Mark Streit for the NHL All-Star Game . Of the six goalkeepers used, Hiller was the player with the best catch rate. Immediately after the All-Star Game, Jonas Hiller fell ill with a virus and missed the rest of the season. In the 2011/12 season Hiller was a regular goalkeeper for the Ducks. At the beginning of the season, he showed fluctuating performance, but increased over the course of the year and completed more games than any other NHL goalkeeper in the regular season. The following season Hiller started as a regular goalkeeper, but his backup Viktor Fasth had an excellent season and was extremely strong during Hiller's short injury-related break. At the end of the qualification they had practically the same number of games, in the play-offs however Hiller was again first choice and played all games. Hillers Ducks failed in the Conference quarterfinals in the seventh game at the Detroit Red Wings .
In early July 2014, Hiller signed a two-year contract with the Calgary Flames as a free agent . Jonas Hiller celebrated his first shutout in the Flames jersey on October 23, 2014 in the home game against the Carolina Hurricanes. In the 5-0 win, Hiller parried 16 shots. During the season he dueled Karri Rämö for number 1 in the Flames' goal. Hiller completed a total of 52 games in the regular season, with a catch rate of 91.8%. In the playoffs, Hiller played seven out of eleven games (catch quota 91.9%).
In the 2015/16 season, Jonas Hiller could not convince, so he only came to 26 missions in which he achieved a catch rate of 87.9%. Calgary missed the playoffs. At the end of the season, the Flames announced that his expiring contract would not be extended. In April 2016, EHC Biel announced that Hiller would return to Switzerland and have signed a three-year contract in Biel.
At the beginning of August 2019, Hiller announced his resignation at the end of the 2019/20 season. At the end of the shortened 2019/20 season, he ended his career after more than 400 NHL and almost 400 NLA games.
In 2005 Hiller made his debut in the national team. At the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver he was the goalkeeper of the Swiss national team . He was particularly convincing in the game in the group stage against Canada, in which Hiller saved 44 of 46 shots. Nevertheless, he could not prevent the 3-2 defeat after penalty shoot-out. Jonas Hiller reached eighth place in the tournament with the national team. In the quarterfinals, they failed 2-0 to the United States. Hiller played an outstanding game and saved 42 of 43 shots. Jonas Hiller was also the regular keeper of the Swiss national team at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. Like four years before, he also showed strong performances in Sochi. Nevertheless, Switzerland could not qualify for the quarter-finals. After losing 2-1 in the last 16 to Germany at the 2018 Olympic Games, Hiller announced his resignation from Nati. He had played a total of 69 international games, participated in three Olympic Games and four world championships.
Achievements and Awards
- 2002 Swiss champion with HC Davos
- 2004 Spengler Cup win with HC Davos
- 2005 Swiss champion with HC Davos
- 2005 NLA goalkeeper of the season ( Jacques-Plante-Trophy )
- 2006 Swiss runner-up with HC Davos
- 2006 Spengler Cup win with HC Davos
- 2007 Swiss champion with HC Davos
- 2007 NLA goalkeeper of the season ( Jacques-Plante-Trophy )
- 2011 participation in the NHL All-Star Game
|Regular season||Playoffs / playdowns|
|2003/04||Lausanne HC||NLA||13||3||7th||1||709||42||1||3.55||11||2.23 1|
|2003/04||HC La Chaux-de-Fonds||NLB||1||60||3||0||3.02||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
Represented Switzerland at:
|2005||Switzerland||Olympic torment.||Without any effort|
|2006||Switzerland||WM||Without any effort|
( Legend for the goalkeeper statistics: GP or Sp = total games; W or S = wins; L or N = defeats; T or U or OT = draws or overtime or shootout defeats; min. = Minutes; SOG or SaT = shots on goal; GA or GT = goals conceded; SO = shutouts ; GAA or GTS = goals conceded ; Sv% or SVS% = catch quota ; EN = empty net goal ; 1 play-downs / relegation ; italics : statistics not complete)
- Jonas Hiller in the database of the National Hockey League (English)
- Jonas Hiller at hockeygoalies.org
- Coach: Hiller and Senn in the national team. In: Sport-Gymnasium Foundation Davos. November 8, 2017, accessed January 12, 2019 .
- Hiller: Best Swiss NHL goalie of all time ("Time-out" with Klaus Zaugg on 20min.ch)
- Ducks Sign Hiller to Four-Year Extension (ducks.nhl.com)
- Jonas Hiller with the Ducks until 2014 (tagesanzeiger.ch)
- Jonas Hiller for 3 years at EHC Biel! ( Memento from April 19, 2016 in the web archive archive.today )
- Nicola Berger: The goalie Hiller announces the resignation. In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung , ISSN 0376-6829. August 6, 2019, accessed August 6, 2019 .
- With Hiller, a great Swiss ice hockey player stops. In: nhl.com. January 13, 2012, accessed March 24, 2020 .
- Hiller resigns from the national team. In: Aargauer Zeitung . February 20, 2018, accessed March 24, 2020 .
- Hiller resigns from the national team. In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung . February 20, 2018, accessed March 24, 2020 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swiss ice hockey player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 12, 1982|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Felben-Wellhausen|