Taoshi Kobasigawa #11
Red Nukes Goaltender
Drafted: 2011 SHL Draft /
Draft Number: 8th
Taoshi Kobasigawa is the head goalie for the Red Nukes. He was drafted in the 2011-2012 draft, replacing head goalie William Hurtz who subsequently retired. He has been credited as Shi Tao for his amazing style in net. During the 2014-2015 Season, Taoshi won the Phillips Trophy as the league's most valuable player, being credited for the success of the Red Nukes and for his amazing stats.
Taoshi Kobasigawa was awarded the most valuable player of the 2014-2015 Season for his drive and commitment and in helping the Red Nukes get to the playoffs. He also received the Honor Award for his performance in the playoffs, getting to the finals but only made it to 6 games at a loss.
In the 2015-2016 Season, Taoshi was heavily injured in his sixth appearance, from rolling an ankle to breaking it during a game with a large player interaction. He is said to miss at least 30-40 games this year. This is the largest injury and goalie withdrawal since the injury of Anders Orton back in 08-09 where he missed 28 games.