Tim Thomas

Power 100 rank: 86
Rank last year: Unranked
Sport: NHL/Boston Bruins—G
Age: 37
Most recent notable achievement: 2011 Stanley Cup winner, 2011 Vezina Trophy winner, 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy winner
Earnings: $5,750,000
Key sponsors: Bauer, Arbella Insurance Group

Why he’s on the list: Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas made 2011 a memorable year, setting a new record for save percentage in a season, at .938. Thomas also had no small part in the team’s Stanley Cup victory: He won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goaltender and the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs. Off the ice, Thomas caused a stir on Jan. 23 when he declined an invitation to the White House with his team to meet President Obama, saying in a statement that he believes “the federal government has grown out of control.”

Photograph by AP Photo/Winslow Townson
 
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