Tim Thomas was certainly more experienced than your average NHL rookie. He made his debut in four games in 2002 with the Bruins - when he was 28 years old. His post-Vermont career included various non-NHL stops both domestic and abroad, including the Bruins' AHL affiliate. After his 2002 debut, he didn't return to the NHL for three seasons. His first full-time exposure to the NHL was in 2005, when he had a .917 save percentage and a 2.77 goals-against-average, in 38 games, as he split time between the AHL and NHL.