5. Jose Theodore
After a two successful seasons with the Washington Capitals, the former Hart and Vezina Trophy winner was brought in for the 2010 season to back up Niklas Bäckström. The former league MVP played 32 games for the Minnesota Wild. Theodore was excellent in relief of Bäckström going 15-11-3, with 1 shutout, and 2.71 GAA.
His numbers were above average, though not spectacular. However Theodore won his 250th career game on January 2nd, 2011, in a 6-5 overtime win over the Phoenix Coyotes, as well as awarded the NHL’s Third Star of the Week (January 10, 2011).
The next season Theodore signed a 2-year, $3 million contract with the Florida Panthers. He played well enough with the Wild to land another starting gig.
His time with the Minnesota Wild was brief, but he will always be remembered in St. Paul for his solid play, awesome mustache, and one of the best helmet designs in Wild history.