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NHL & WHA Career Leaders and Records for Goals Against Average

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Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

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NHL Leaders

Rank Player GAA
1. Alec Connell* 1.912
2. George Hainsworth* 1.933
3. Charlie Gardiner* 2.024
4. Lorne Chabot 2.028
5. Tiny Thompson* 2.077
6. Dave Kerr 2.149
7. Dominik Hasek* 2.202
8. Ken Dryden* 2.235
9. Martin Brodeur 2.242
10. Henrik Lundqvist 2.263
11. Roy Worters* 2.273
12. Jonathan Quick 2.291
13. Roman Turek 2.306
14. Clint Benedict* 2.315
15. Pekka Rinne 2.344
16. Corey Crawford 2.349
17. Gerry McNeil 2.355
18. Bill Durnan* 2.356
19. Marty Turco 2.357
20. Jacques Plante* 2.379
21. Jaroslav Halak 2.389
22. Antti Niemi 2.389
23. Jimmy Howard 2.393
24. Manny Legace 2.410
25. Evgeni Nabokov 2.436
26. Carey Price 2.450
27. Brian Elliott 2.451
28. John Ross Roach 2.456
29. Cristobal Huet 2.457
30. Niklas Backstrom 2.483
31. Miikka Kiprusoff 2.488
32. Chris Osgood 2.492
33. Glenn Hall* 2.493
34. Ed Belfour* 2.496
35. Jonas Hiller 2.502
36. Roberto Luongo 2.503
  Manny Fernandez 2.503
38. Terry Sawchuk* 2.506
39. Johnny Bower* 2.511
40. Tim Thomas 2.521
41. Turk Broda* 2.529
42. Jean-Sebastien Giguere 2.532
43. Patrick Roy* 2.536
44. Bernie Parent* 2.550
45. Tomas Vokoun 2.551
46. Tommy Salo 2.555
47. Semyon Varlamov 2.569
48. Ilya Bryzgalov 2.579
49. Patrick Lalime 2.579
50. Marc-Andre Fleury 2.582
51. Ryan Miller 2.583
52. Martin Biron 2.615
53. Brent Johnson 2.629
54. Chris Mason 2.661
55. Mike Smith 2.668
56. Jamie McLennan 2.676
57. Jose Theodore 2.680
58. Byron Dafoe 2.686
59. Kari Lehtonen 2.694
60. Charlie Hodge 2.698
61. Frank Brimsek* 2.699
62. Ray Emery 2.702
63. Brian Boucher 2.707
64. Olaf Kolzig 2.714
65. Dwayne Roloson 2.715
66. Craig Anderson 2.717
67. Wilf Cude 2.723
68. Nikolai Khabibulin 2.724
69. Fred Brathwaite 2.727
70. Cam Ward 2.730
71. Steve Mason 2.737
72. Mike Dunham 2.740
73. Jocelyn Thibault 2.751
74. Harry Lumley* 2.755
75. Vesa Toskala 2.759
76. Peter Budaj 2.761
77. Felix Potvin 2.765
78. Dan Cloutier 2.771
79. Al Rollins 2.780
80. Curtis Joseph 2.793
81. Garth Snow 2.798
82. Guy Hebert 2.812
83. Ed Giacomin* 2.815
84. Johan Hedberg 2.824
85. Mathieu Garon 2.830
86. Arturs Irbe 2.831
87. Damian Rhodes 2.837
88. Trevor Kidd 2.840
89. Bill Beveridge 2.870
90. Rick DiPietro 2.872
91. Jim Henry 2.873
92. Kevin Weekes 2.876
93. Gump Worsley* 2.878
94. Gerry Cheevers* 2.888
95. Andrew Raycroft 2.891
96. Mike Richter 2.891
97. Jeff Hackett 2.904
98. Mike Karakas 2.917
99. Ondrej Pavelec 2.922
100. Tony Esposito* 2.924
101. Sean Burke 2.958
102. Ron Hextall 2.975
103. John Vanbiesbrouck 2.975
104. Mike Vernon 2.978
105. Rick Tabaracci 2.989
106. Rogie Vachon 2.994
107. Marc Denis 3.018
108. Daren Puppa 3.033
109. Roger Crozier 3.037
110. Chuck Rayner* 3.046
111. Ron Tugnutt 3.046
112. Wayne Stephenson 3.065
113. Chris Terreri 3.066
114. Stephane Fiset 3.068
115. Pete Peeters 3.085
116. Mark Fitzpatrick 3.120
117. Denis DeJordy 3.132
118. Andy Moog 3.134
119. Bob Essensa 3.147
120. Doug Favell 3.166
121. Billy Smith* 3.171
122. Bruce Gamble 3.214
123. Jon Casey 3.215
124. Tom Barrasso 3.239
125. Eddie Johnston 3.248
126. Kirk McLean 3.256
127. Dan Bouchard 3.261
128. Cesare Maniago 3.266
129. Gilles Gilbert 3.269
130. Glenn Resch 3.273
131. Gerry Desjardins 3.288
132. Don Edwards 3.321
133. Michel Larocque 3.331
134. Rick Wamsley 3.340
135. Glenn Healy 3.367
136. Grant Fuhr* 3.378
137. Gary Smith 3.393
138. Bill Ranford 3.409
139. Kelly Hrudey 3.425
140. Pat Riggin 3.427
141. Don Beaupre 3.451
142. Reggie Lemelin 3.456
143. Clint Malarchuk 3.468
144. Bob Sauve 3.485
145. Mike Liut 3.487
146. Tim Cheveldae 3.493
147. John Davidson 3.521
148. Phil Myre 3.526
149. Mike Palmateer 3.526
150. Glen Hanlon 3.597
151. Roland Melanson 3.629
  Craig Billington 3.629
153. Ken Wregget 3.633
154. Jacques Cloutier 3.639
155. Gilles Meloche 3.642
156. Gary Edwards 3.648
157. Jim Rutherford 3.652
158. Denis Herron 3.700
159. Brian Hayward 3.721
160. Steve Weeks 3.737
161. Dunc Wilson 3.740
162. Michel Plasse 3.788
163. Murray Bannerman 3.829
164. Richard Brodeur 3.851
165. Greg Millen 3.869
166. Greg Stefan 3.923
167. Doug Soetaert 3.966
168. Ron Low 4.282

WHA Leaders

Rank Player GAA
1. Al Smith 3.252
2. Ernie Wakely 3.302
3. Don McLeod 3.326
4. Joe Daley 3.371
5. John Garrett 3.520
6. Richard Brodeur 3.638