NHL: The Best Goalies of All Time (Saves, Save Percentage & Wins)

Jacques Plante, Greatest Goalie of All Time?

Jacques Plante, Greatest Goalie of All Time? (legendsofhockey.net)

So who are the best goalies in NHL history?  Here’s some analysis:

50 Greatest Goaltenders in NHL History

Top 20 Puckstoppers

Patrick Roy is often cited as the best goalie of all time, but my source hockey-reference.com , as voted by their knowledgeable readership, claims it is Jacques Plante.

Here’s a look at the numbers.  Goalie career leaderships in saves, save percentage and wins.

SAVES

1. Martin Brodeur (Devils) 26,122
2. Patrick Roy 25,807
3. Curtis Joseph 24,279
4. Ed Belfour 22,434
5. John Vanbiesbrouck 22,176
6. Sean Burke 21,009
7. Tom Barrasso 19,705
8. Grant Fuhr 19,403
9. Nikolai Khabibulin (Oilers) 19,131
10. Roberto Luongo (Canucks) 18,786
11. Dominik Hasek 18,648
12. Olaf Kolzig 18,233
13. Kelly Hrudey 18,154
14. Mike Vernon 17,726
15. Mike Richter 17,379
16. Tomas Vokoun (Capitals) 17,276
17. Chris Osgood 16,861
18. Bill Ranford 16,227
19. Felix Potvin 16,170
20. Andy Moog 15,546
21. Kirk McLean 14,978
22. Jose Theodore (Panthers) 14,961
23. Ken Wregget 14,758
24. Dwayne Roloson (Lightning) 14,655
25. Ron Hextall 14,643

SAVE PERCENTAGE (Qualifying)

1. Dominik Hasek .9223
2. Tim Thomas (Bruins) .9217
3. Henrik Lundqvist (Rangers) .9190
4. Roberto Luongo (Canucks) .9189
5. Niklas Backstrom (Wild) .9181
6. Tomas Vokoun (Capitals) .9169
7. Ilya Bryzgalov (Flyers) .9150
8. Ryan Miller (Sabres) .9144
9. Cristobal Huet (Blackhawks) .9134
10. Kari Lehtonen (Stars) .9133
11. Martin Brodeur (Devils) .9131
12. Miikka Kiprusoff (Flames) .9128
13. Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Avalanche) .9127
14. Evgeni Nabokov (Islanders) .9123
15. Manny Fernandez .9120
16. Manny Legace (Hurricanes) .9116
17. Martin Biron (Rangers) .9112
18. Chris Mason (Jets) .9109
19. Patrick Roy .9102
20. Marty Turco .9100
21. Dwayne Roloson (Lightning) .9097
22. Cam Ward (Hurricanes) .9092
22. Guy Hebert .9092
24. Marc-Andre Fleury (Penguins) .9091
25. Jose Theodore (Panthers) .9090

WINS

1. Martin Brodeur (Devils) 628
2. Patrick Roy 551
3. Ed Belfour 484
4. Curtis Joseph 454
5. Terry Sawchuk 447
6. Jacques Plante 437
7. Tony Esposito 423
8. Glenn Hall 407
9. Grant Fuhr 403
10. Chris Osgood 401
11. Dominik Hasek 389
12. Mike Vernon 385
13. John Vanbiesbrouck 374
14. Andy Moog 372
15. Tom Barrasso 369
16. Rogie Vachon 355
17. Gump Worsley 335
18. Harry Lumley 330
19. Sean Burke 324
20. Nikolai Khabibulin (Oilers) 323
21. Roberto Luongo (Canucks) 315
22. Billy Smith 305
23. Olaf Kolzig 303
24. Turk Broda 302
25. Mike Richter 301
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Posted on November 17, 2011, in NHL Hockey and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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