Top 5 Greatest NHL Goalies


The goalie is the most important player on any hockey team, and with great skill, can single-handedly win a game for his team by denying every chance attempted from the opposition! Not only that, but they get to wear really awesome looking masks too! Have a look at our Top 5 NHL Goalies list to learn more about the five best to ever mind the net!

1) Patrick Roy

Patrick Roy
  • Won four Stanley Cups during his career
  • Only player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy three times, in different decades, and for two different teams
  • Won the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender three times
  • Holds the NHL playoff record for most wins (151)
  • In 2004, Roy was selected as the greatest goaltender in NHL history by a panel of 41 writers, coupled with a simultaneous fan poll

2) Terry Sawchuk

Terry Sawchuk
  • Won 501 games (447 regular season and 54 playoff)
  • His career record of 103 shutouts remained unsurpassed until 2009
  • Won four Stanley Cups during his career
  • Five-time Vezina Trophy winner
  • 11-time NHL All-Star

3) Martin Brodeur

Martin Brodeur
  • Won three Stanley Cups and five Eastern Conference titles in 17 postseason campaigns
  • Won two Olympic Gold Medals with Team Canada
  • Only goalie in NHL history with eight 40-win seasons
  • Holds NHL record for all-time regular season wins (691)
  • Holds NHL record for most all-time career shutouts (125)

4) Jacques Plante

Jacques Plante
  • Won six Stanley Cups (five of them consecutively)
  • Seven-time Vezina Trophy winner
  • Eight-time All-Star
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978
  • Considered to be one of the most important innovators in hockey

5) Dominik Hasek

Dominik Hasek
  • Won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings
  • Six-time Vezina Trophy winner
  • Two-time Hart Memorial Trophy winner (only goalie to win the award multiple times)
  • Led the Czech Republic to their only Olympic Gold Medal
  • Highest career save percent of any goaltender ever (.922)

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