Best Ice Hockey Goalies of All Time


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41 George Hainsworth

It's hard to believe that a list of "All time Best Goaltenders" would not contain the Habs first brick wall. Hainsworth's stats alone earn him a place in the top twenty. If we're talking NHL only then top ten. In the 28-29 season in just 44 games he had 22 shutouts and a 0.92 GAA% mind boggling! In the 1930 season Hainsworth set a playoff record with the Habs that stands to this day with 270 minutes 8 seconds without a GA. Another netminder to wear the C Hainsworth won the first three Vezina Awards from 1926-1929. A Stanley Cup with the Habs and was inducted into the HHOF in 1961 George Hainsworth is one of the greatest of all time.

42 Turk Broda
43 Antti Niemi
44 Mike Vernon
45 Vladimír Dzurilla

Dzurilla, a refrigerator repairman by profession, was goalie for the Czechoslovak national team for over 16 years, winning three gold, three silver and four bronze medals at world championships as well as one silver and two bronze Olympic medals. However, in most of these tournaments Dzurilla and Jiri Holecek were battling to be Czechoslovakia's top goalkeeper and each were given their share of games.

For North American fans, he is mostly known for stopping 29 shots in a 1-0 win over Canada in the 1976 Canada Cup (where the Czechoslovaks finished second)

46 Gerry Cheevers

Best money goalie of his generation. Just won when it counted but not a great stat goalie.

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47 Kari Lehtonen
48 Kristers Gudlevskis

Great Olympic goalie saved 55 out of 57 shots against Canada in 2-1 loss

49 Scott Darling

He should be in top 20 at least

50 Mike Liut
51 Nikolai Khabibulin
52 Patrick Waugh
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