Best Ice Hockey Goalies of All Time
The Top Ten
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!
Too bad that it took the Blackhawks 10 years to bring him to the US and the NHL...hands down the best...
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.
Winningest goaltender in NHL history, I mean just look at those numbers!
Brodeur has seven, yes, SEVEN 40 win seasons. Hasek has one. Roy has one. Brodeur has 691 regular season wins. Roy has 551. Hasek has 389. Brodeur's puck playing ability is unmatched, and the NHL had to adapt to him, not the other way around. The most consistent player in any sport ever. If he had the rare bad game, he would bounce back with a shutout. He has the records, longevity, and credentials to truly be the greatest goalie of all time.
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 much to say but it was a pleasure as a Pittsburgh Penguin fan before Marty came in the League but no other goalie than Marty Brodeur was a pleasure to watch each and every game next to no one
Brodeur missed the playoffs 10 times or more. Even in his prime Brodeur missed the playoffs more times than Roy. Roy only missed the playoffs once. Brodeur had backup goalies having better numbers than him. Roy adapted when things changed. Brodeur once he lost Stevens Neidermeir and daneko, he never won a cup after they left.
Most playoff wins and most con smyths no doubt cannot be touched. Not even by wayne gretzky. Even Gretzky picks Roy over Bordeur as the best all time. Has most playoff wins. Has more assists than Brodeur and played way less games. Hasek does not come close in playoff wins. That is his and the Blackhawks problem if he did not start early enough. We are not phycks to predict what would happen. We only go by facts. Roy more accomplishments than Hasek.
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
My team is the Ava and Roy was a God but how many of us wanted to choke him when he would leave the net to play the puck. Why? Because he had no skills away and every time he did we got scored on. That is why he isn't the greatest. I watched hasek in those Stanley cup playoffs exhibit superior skill away from the net and Roy and ego would do the same and I'm screaming no NoNoNo and we know the rest. Hasek punked Roy every match they met. DOMINATOR for a reason.
I was very young when my primary school shut down to watch Canada vs Russia.
Even though I am a true Canadian and love hockey, all I remember about that time was now mater how good our players were...he stopped goal after goal after goal.
I think he was the best...
Tretiak was the most intimidating goalie to ever put on pads. His three gold medals and one silver spanning 12 years of near total dominance are unprecedented. In that time Tretiak won every game played against NHL teams including all star competitions. Had he been allowed to play in the NHL for those 12 plus years, all indications are that Tretiak would have dominated the NHL.
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.
4 Stanley Cups, 103 wins with smaller schedules, and unbelievable 4 shutouts and 8 straight wins in the Stanley cup playoffs. Best goalie ever!
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
4 cups enough said
As far as I concerned, Terry Sawchuck was the greatest hockey goaltender of all time.
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
Plante was a leaf Plante was the best
When some else is awarded their seventh vezina, only then will you see his equal.
I saw him play with Montréal and in the 1972 series against the Soviets...What a goalie!
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..
.. HE WAS THE MAN...
He does have the top goalie trophy named after him.
Mike Richter was a brick wall when it came to breakaways and penalty shots.
Best man! On and off the ice
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.
Top 5 for sure
Should have a Cup by now, to go with every other award and his Olympic gold.
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
In the 2014-15 NHL season, he had the best year a goaltender has ever had in the NHL. - TheHabsFan
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.
Absolute brick wall. Catches fire often and turns into the terminator. The single goalie that strikes the most fear in my heart when in the opposing pipes.
"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!
Most entertaining goalie on the ice today. Combines skill, natural talent and just plain fun to watch
I love the way MCFLEURY plays! Very fast and his vision is just insane!
Saves every shot better than Cary.
He Rocks! Go Fleury!
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!
I think he should be ahead of brodeur. Brodeur is very overrated and I think Lundqvist is very underrated. Lundqvist has a better save percentage, and has the record for most consecutive game seven wins ever, which shows his clutchness. Brodeur got all his wins on one of the best defensive teams of all time while Lundqvist had to get his on a team with a crappy defense for the last 10 years. For as long as I have seen Lundqvist in net the rangers have never had a GOOD defense. And Lundqvist still managed to get a better save percentage then Brodeur. Think about this Brodeur has a worse save percentage then Lundqvist by a lot but a better goals against average. How is this so? This is because Brodeur faced a lot less shots on his great defensive team so he gave up more goals per shot then Lundqvist but still gave up less goals per game because he only had like 15-20 shots against him per game. This is why save percentage is way more accurate in ranking goalies then goals against ...more
Held rangers decade + and vezna trophie made it to the Stanley Cup lost
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
Eagle great nickname and great goalie
Should be number 4 or maybe higher - masonkv
Amazing amazing amazing!
He played for the Sioux in college. LETS GO SIOUX LETS GO SIOUX EDDIE THE EAGLE! - masonkv
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
Eh... Tim Thomas is better than him when it comes to Bruins goalies.
No way Hank is much better
Amazing, best Bruin in history. #BrickWall
Best goalkeepper in wordl
This guy has Heart, not in the top 5 but his name will always come out in a conversation has a lot of great games under his belt
Irbe was best goal keeper in the world!
He is the best!
The best ever!
4 time Vezina finalist, 3 40 win seasons, incredible save percentage. He puts everything out on the ice! Such an amazing person and player!
Pekka is awesome!
Amazing flexibility and long arms
Best finnish goalie sharp and very good blocker. Good with team play and doesent take any bad riskies. Good winning precent because he is good
Carried Canucks to the finals in 2011 wherein he had two shutouts and currently making a horrendous team appear at least respectable in Florida. Lu was simply never fortunate enough to be blessed with a dominant team.
He does not deserve to be this low!
Luongo has always played elite tier he has only played on a good team for 1 or 2 years and yet he is amoung the best in wins. he carries every team he has been on and gets the unfair blame because he couldn't win a game by being the only person on the ice to actually be playing
I don't think he's the number one best goalie of all time, but Tony Esposito definitely deserves to be a lot higher than he currently is on the list- probably somewhere in the lower half of the top 10. He's very underrated nowadays.
Best goalie ever consider the amount of shots on net and team in front of him he was a star
I can't believe he's not on this list.
All those shutouts...
2 Stanley Cups & 2 Vezina's & would have had more wins if not for a freak eye injury. People say that the Flyers & The Broad Street Bullies Gooned their way to those 2 Cups in '74 & '75, but it was his net minding that was the REAL DIFFERENCE! Also if he is not hurt in '76 Cup Finals it might have been 3 Straight Cups!
The ultimate money goalie, so intense.
No doubt he is the best
Great Czech keeper. Played agaist Tretjak and looked better!
He needs to be above RINNE. He is amazing he always makes amazing saves. Love him. I'm a goalie person I like other positions but love goalies but I HATE rinne.
I know he only started but he did good on a sucky team for a while
One of the best goalies because he blocks those big saves
Also deserves to be higher then ben bishop and rinne
The most charismatic and probably the friendliest goalie ever. A great person and an idol!
Maybe not the best but he has to be considered a top 20 goaltender
A great athlete! Always exemplary on the ice and in his life!
A pride for the team Canada and our country!
He had the best saves
Best playoff goalie of all time led the New York islanders to four Stanley cup championships 1980-83
He had 4 Stanley Cups. How many of the listed goalies can claim that!
Punk goalie disgrace to the NHL
And he scored
Amazing netminder. The worst mistake the Sharks ever made was getting rid of him. - Shake_n_Bake13
Should be way higher
Best goalie ever! He, patrick marleu, and jonathan chechoo led the sharks to the most glorious years ever! Now he's doing great on the Islanders, but Sharks are still my favorite. Enough said B-)
He isent dead he just rittired (i'm the same person that said R.I.P nabbi)
Jeez, His saves are insane He should be higher up this list
He is so great I have a card of him
He's my favorite
Wow 2 shutouts in a row we might be seeing the new carey price
Remember him playing for Hammarby. A really nice friend.
He is a fantastic keeper! He has a very special Butterflystyle and he can win games for his team!
He Is a perfect goalie
Best money goalie of his generation. Just won when it counted but not a great stat goalie.
Three stanley cups--plus/plus
Money in the bank!
Played really good again the Blues he was hurt
This guy is a great goalie - DoroExploro13
HAHAAHAHA Where did he come from he should be like 38
It's only game. Why you heff to be med?
I do not even think this guy is even real
Who the heck is he? - masonkv
An undersized guy during the small pads, high-scoring '80's. 2 Cups, Conn Smythe, Jennings, 5x all-star, and a Vezina runner-up to boot.
Corey Crawford is good but Scott Darling saved then in the 2015 Stanley cup playoffs
Led his team in the 2015 stanley cup finals to win the cup - masonkv
Holds many thashers records
Why is Bernier even a newcomer? He's trash
you are ok
What a name