Best Ice Hockey Goalies of All Time


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1Dominik Hasek

When he started playing for NHL everyone was surprised by his lack of style, he actually had no style at all! But then they realised that he was the best of all! Ill never forget Nagano 98... Hero!

Unlike any goaltender before or after him, Hasek never had or ever needed a playing style. The czech team in 98 didn't even bother coming close to winning gold, but he was the best PLAYER in the world in the late 90's, when he almost wrote a very similar story in the 99 playoffs with Buffalo. This was crashed only because of a controversial call. 2 HART trophies, SIX VEZINAS, more than both roy & brodeur, and only planet won more vezinas, but only because they had 6 teams when Hasek won his 6 vezinas with a lot more competition and has the best career save percentage by a retired goaltender in modern era, while still playing for teams that were no were near playoff ready, until detroit in 2002 when he won it all

Sheer talent put the Dominator at the top of the list, no single player has had larger impact on a team in the NHL. He may not have won as many Cups, but his TWO Heart Trophies say all you need to know.

No one better then the dominator!

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2Patrick Roy

this guy went all the way to the blue in then someone stole it then the guy was about to score but then a penalty came but see the video he allmost scorede thats why he is the best goalie in this is why martin brouder is the second because he has a goal so do not say patrick roy or martin brouder suck cause they are the two best goaldeners

Hands down the greatest goalie of all time. Imagine the number of wins he would have had if there were shootouts in the NHL when he started

Everyone that I know says "price is better then roy" HE IS NOT!

Had amazing streaks of invincibility. When he was in the zone, he was unbeatable.

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3Martin Brodeur

Most wins, most shutouts, best goalie to ever play the game. He's the reason why the NHL made the restrictions as to where goalie are allowed to play the puck - skymeister

Not only is he the best, but he is also the most recognised as the best. Barely anybody has heard of Patrick Roy. I hadn't heard of him until I looked up top ten Ice Hockey Goalies of All time and found this website.

this guy is one of the most consistent goalies you will ever see unlike luongo or roy

Over rated played on a lock down defense and faced about 20 shots a game

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4Vladislav Tretiak

Tretiak was feared by the Americans. That should be enough to take the Number 1 spot. He stopped some of the best NHL goal scorers. If the Soviet Union let him play in the NHL, there is no doubt in my mind that he would be Number 1. You can't discredit him for playing on a rival "team," you have to give credit where credit is do.

Only reason it is down so low is because half of the people don't of him and his achievements in the Olympics. By far, the greatest goalie. If he played in the NHL, everyone would of known him.

This guy deserves to be on top of the list by far. Of only you could see what he was doing as USSR goalie you no one would hesitate to put him on top. If he had a chance to play in NHL the people of this country would be amazed by his skills.

Really good. Tragic that he was never in the nhl

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5Terry Sawchuk

Put his body on the line at an age when keepers didn't wear face masks. THAT'S how hard he was. Check his stats. Legend

6Jacques Plante

When Jacques Plante was together with Bernie Parent in Toronto He refined the Goaltending Methods of Bernie Parent and taught Him everything He knew about the Position. After that Bernie Parent improved dramatically and is now in the Hockey Hall of Fame with Jacques Plante! That is just one of many reasons why Jacques Plante is the best ever!

No brainer he is the best 7 vezinas 6 Stanley cups and two hart's don't lie

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7Ken Dryden

an amazing goalie that decided to stop hockey because he said that NHL wasnt tough enough for his level of player so he decided to finish his law degree! - pierrerock

5 cups in 8 seasons and the guy has a brain. Truly incredible...

His record speaks for itself. Been watching the NHL SINCE THE 1969-70 SEASON..

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9Georges Vezina

He does have the top goalie trophy named after him.

10Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall deserves to be in the top five goalies on this or any list. He won three Vezina trophies, the Calder trophy and the Conn Smythe trophy in the 1968 playoffs. He played 552 games in a row--an all time record. He also made seven first all star teams and four second teams. Was rated No.16 by the Hockey news in 1998 of the NHL greatest players of all time.

The Contenders

11Jaroslav Halak

Probably the best goaltender ever to know how to get his defense to rally around him. Hockey is a team sport and he is a team player.

"Not better than the 30 on the Rangers" How is Halak not better than Lundqvist? Lundqvist lost 8 games in a row to halak.

His pretty good playing for the ST LOUIS BLUES!

This man sucks look at his stats

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12Carey Price

Honestly Carey price should be first it makes no sense that Martin Brodeur considering Carey Price was Team Canada's Olympic starter goalie the back up was Roberto Luongo Martin Brodeur was not even on the team Carey Price won the gold medal for team Canada considering he got a shut out against the two best teams in the tournament other than Team Canada team usa and team Sweden carey Price is the greatest goalie of all time

Sure his team may not back him up as much as would be asked by a goalie he is amazing

He has beaten the best record of any goalie all time this 2014-2015 season - TheHabsFan

He is awesome go price

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13Tuukka RaskTuukka Mikael Rask is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.V3 Comments
14Artūrs Irbe

Irbe was best goal keeper in the world!

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15Marc-Andre Fleury

He's awesome and he just got six wins Ina row with penguins.

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16Ron Hextall

1st goalie to score a goal in the regular season and playoffs. By far the most aggressive and feared goalie ever! Youtube Ron Hextall and you will have a greater respect for him!

17Grant Fuhr

He is the best! He served the Oilers in the great times and have been a great goalie. I'm surprised he did not make the top 5

Wayne gretzky quated "he is the best golie I haver saw" and yes he did say that

18Ed Belfour

Eagle great nickname and great goalie

Should be number 4 or maybe higher - masonkv

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19Roberto LuongoRoberto Luongo is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League.

He does not deserve to be this low!

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20Henrik LundqvistHenrik Lundqvist is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.

The best goalie ever in Sweden and I think that he is good even if he lost many games in NHL. But I say the lose many games because of the New York Rangers defense man, and that they traded away Marian Gaborik.

I think he is playing great in the 2013-2014 playoffs but when I said this the kings led in the finals 2-0 yet his team aren't the best but he is amazing

Easy the greatest goaltender of all time. He led the comeback series win against the Capitals when the Rangers were down 3-1.

He should be higher

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