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Kobasigawa 11

16px-RNLogo.png Taoshi Kobasigawa #11

 Red Nukes Goaltender

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 Number: 11

 Drafted: 2011 SHL Draft / 16px-RNLogo.png

 Draft Number: 8th

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Taoshi Kobasigawa is the head goalie for the 16px-RNLogo.png 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.

HistoryEdit

Taoshi was selected as a pick for the Red Nukes during the 2011 SHL Draft. William Hurtz, who retired the season prior, raised goaltending concerns. Taoshi entered the draft with a 111-84-10 record from drop-ins and minor league games. However, in Taoshi's first three seasons, he accumulated several wins and instantly became a favorite player for many fans. After the 2013-2014 Season, Taoshi signed an 8-year/$72 million contract, at the time being the highest paid player in the entire SHL. 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 Veiled Heart Trophy. for his performance in the playoffs, getting to the finals. That same season, Taoshi was nominated for the Goliath Ironwall Trophy.

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. Upon Taoshi's return, Red did better with him in net, but missed the playoffs. During the offseason, there were a lot of rumours that Taoshi's contract would be bought out for a blockbuster trade to the Orange Orators, but these were dismissed as false.

StatsEdit

Regulation GP W L OT GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN
16px-RNLogo.png 2011-2012 41 22 16 3 88 1581 1493 94.4% 2.12 4 2491
16px-RNLogo.png 2012-2013 45 27 16 2 89 1639 1550 94.5% 1.97 6 2715
16px-RNLogo.png 2013-2014 43 26 16 1 86 1670 1584 94.8% 1.99 8 2590
16px-RNLogo.png 2014-2015 35 24 10 1 69 1220 1151 94.3% 1.96 10 2112
16px-RNLogo.png 2015-2016 22 13 5 4 42 750 708 94.4% 1.88 2 1340
16px-RNLogo.png 2016-2017 40 25 11 4 93 1395 1302 93.4% 2.27 5 2460
Total 225 135 75 15 467 8285 7788 94.0% 2.04 35 13708