Were you on the road on Long Island during yesterday's snow storm? Did your car get stuck? Were you helped out of a jam by a kindly young man with a tow rope and a German accent?
If so, that young man might just have been goalie Thomas Greiss, who spent his postponed game time bailing out stuck drivers the way he's bailed out the Islanders this season. Different place, same great performance.
The info and photo comes courtesy of a tweet from Greiss' wife, Brittney.
Way to go Greisser! https://t.co/yA232AFIt7— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 24, 2016
*to the tune of jesus walks by Kanye west* jee. sus. greiss. [repeat 3x] https://t.co/RUQoW4B6FA— Michael Willhoft (@MichaelWillhoft) January 24, 2016
When the Islanders signed Greiss last summer, they were just hoping to find their first stable back-up goalie in forever. What they got was a veritable second starter who comes with his own roadside assistance plan. Not bad for $1.5 million a year.
Thomas Greiss said he towed out three or four people stuck in the blizzard. No one recognized him.— Laura Albanese (@AlbaneseLaura) January 25, 2016